National Union of Students dismisses motion to stop people from 'pressing F to pay respects' as 'waste of conference time'

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One of the motions brought up at the National Union of Students (NUS) National Conference today was the practice of ‘pressing F to pay respects’. No, really.
The Students’ Union at the University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol, had originally put the motion forward.
It was to be discussed at the NUS National Conference which runs today and tomorrow (April 10th and 11th) in Glasgow.
However, Esports News UK understands the Conference voted not to hear the motion as it was a ‘waste of conference time’.
The motion, titled ‘What the F’, argues that ‘society has become so debased in recent times that we signal our respect to others by typing “F”‘.
 

“It’s proof we are more inclined to take people for granted to the extent that we would rather press a single letter on a keyboard to acknowledge what someone has done or said.”

 
It continues: “This is a part of a wider phenomenon where people don’t really understand how to show genuine gratitude and sincere feelings anymore.
“This is further proof we are more inclined to take people for granted to the extent that we would rather press a single letter on a keyboard to acknowledge what someone has done or said.”
As you’ll see in the full motion pasted at the bottom of this article, there are some phrases and references in it that makes it seem to be a joke.
For example, ‘conference resolves to give conference an “F”’.
‘Press F to pay respects’ refers to a scene from Call of Duty Advanced Warfare, where the player is asked to ‘press F to pay respects’ at a soldier’s funeral. It has since become a part of gaming and internet culture, and is used with imagery from other games such as those in the Metal Gear Solid series (pictured top).
National Conference is the sovereign policy-making body of NUS and brings together various students’ unions across the country to discuss and vote on motions.
 

The full motion (as found on page 40 in the NUS Conference document): 

215 What the “F”
Submitted by: The Students’ Union at UWE
Speech for: The Students’ Union at UWE
Speech against: Free
Conference Believes
1. That society has become so debased in recent times that we signal our respect to others by typing “F”.
2. This is pathetic behaviour.
3. This doesn’t actually show respect to individuals, rather, complete lunacy and laziness.
4. Every instance of this has been responded to with the react emoji, specifically; angry.
Conference Further Believes
1. This is a part of a wider phenomenon where people don’t really understand how to show genuine gratitude and sincere feelings anymore.
2. That this is further proof we are more inclined to take people for granted to the extent that we would rather press a single letter on a keyboard to acknowledge what someone has done or said.
3. This practice originated from the internet game “Call of Duty”, where it is common practice for people to literally “press F to pay respect”.
4. The message of this motion to be lost on basement dwellers jacking off furiously whilst simultaneously shooting down grandmas and prostitutes in video games.
Conference Resolves
1. To reassert the importance of showing appreciation for others.
2. To stop douchebags from participating in the annoying as hell practice of “pressing F to pay respects” via direct action if necessary.
3. For individuals (that live in a society) to be less like that bobbing duck toy and more like actual humans.
4. To give conference an “F”.
 
News credit: Thetab.com and Tom Bagot:

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Name
2 years ago

Oof

Name
2 years ago

That’s so sad, Alexa, play Despacito

Name
2 years ago

F

joe
joe
1 year ago
Reply to  Name

F

GtothePtotheK
GtothePtotheK
2 years ago

Oof, this is so sad, Alexa play Despacito. that’s an F from me, chief.

joe
joe
1 year ago
Reply to  GtothePtotheK

Nice profile pic.

joe
joe
1 year ago

f

Alex Honori
Alex Honori
4 months ago

What the FUCK was that? Seriously, it sounds like a JOKE, these people don't have the MENTAL CAPACITY to hold the position they have, IS THIS what we have to be "good" in today's society? They complain so much about "Society" and how she became "depraved" when in fact it just shows a lack of INTELLIGENCE in whoever wrote this, that besides thinking they are "intelligent" they just seem EXTREMELY idiotic, I don't know if I feel angry or if I start laughing my ass off, at the face of these imbeciles. Our society REALLY has reached such a depraved… Read more »