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# 1  
Old 06-26-2002
Profanity

Here is a post that clearly violated the rule against requesting email responses. But what is the feeling about the profanity? auswipe seems to feel that is against the rules. But I don't really see an explicit prohibition. Is this an oversight in the rules? Or should profanity simply be allowed?
# 2  
Old 06-26-2002
When folks sign in and write something like this:

Quote:
Your board is very cool (professional and very great-looking!)
(taken from this thread )
it is because we, as a group of professionals, are helping out others - the key here is being professional.

The frustration of a problem is usually there without the need of bad language. Adding that language should not be allowed, but that doesn't mean it will stop.

When it's directed at someone, then the post needs to be removed just as hacker questions are killed off.

So keep it professional - the folks that give their time and energy to this site deserve that as much as the newbies coming in.
# 3  
Old 06-27-2002
I do not post but I read everything I can.
The language does not bug me but,
RTM is right it is not professional.

I also agree it rises to the level of violation when it is directed AT someone.

RTM "When it's directed at someone, then the post needs to be removed just as hacker questions are killed off. "

I also echo the sentiment this is a great forum.
# 4  
Old 06-28-2002
IMHO

Given that there was one instance of so called "profanity" and the context that it was used, I'd not be concerned about it.

However if the context was open slather and much "profanity" then of course, kick the post off.
# 5  
Old 07-01-2002
Directional abuse should be cut. i.e someone responding to a thread saying I was an f'n idiot for not knowing something I raised a thread about.

On the other hand swear words, profanity, etc... I don't see a problem with most - but then you have to start drawing lines about what was and wasn't and that is a very subjective thing. I'd say just a simple mention in the RULES (please avoid use of rude words.....)- then if anyone takes their own level of offence to a post they can use the 'report post to moderator.'

I've been in the forum here for a little while and haven't found much if anything offensive. Of course this may becasue you've already cut it out!
# 6  
Old 07-01-2002
Re: Profanity

Quote:
Originally posted by Perderabo
Here is a post that clearly violated the rule against requesting email responses. But what is the feeling about the profanity? auswipe seems to feel that is against the rules. But I don't really see an explicit prohibition. Is this an oversight in the rules? Or should profanity simply be allowed?
Did I quote rules that didn't exist? Smilie

I could've swore (pun intended) that it was in the rules. But here in my take on the issue:

This forum is presented in a very professional way and the mods do a good job to keep the subject on hand and not go off on a tangent (and this is something that I am really bad about). I feel that the profanity deters from some of the professionalism.

The profanity doesn't bother me, heck, my nickname is a one-off profane insult from a SNL sketch with Nicolas Cage; But I still wouldn't want to see a forum with a bunch of "WTF" or "I can't get this F'ing POS machine working" posts that I see on other forums. I would like to keep the professional atmosphere for this forum.

That's my $0.02 worth.
# 7  
Old 07-01-2002
It's with regards to your 'colourful metaphors' comment..... that's not currently specified in the 'rules'....

Quote:
(1) No flames, shouting (all caps), sarcasm, bullying or arrogant posts.
(2) No negative comments about others or unpolite remarks. Be patient.
That's about all we have on this...

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