View Poll Results: Should Profanity be Allowed in this Forum?

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  • NO profanity should be allowed AT ALL

    10 28.57%
  • YES in everday use (but NOT in an attacking style)

    18 51.43%
  • YES to ANY profanity

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Thread: Profanity?

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    Default Profanity?

    I thought it might be beneficial to ask all of the members of this Forum if profanity should be allowed to stay in a post or not.

    As I understand it, there are two main ways that profanity can be used:

    1. In everyday language/use eg. 'Rosacea is so bloody annoying!'
    2. Of an attacking nature/style eg. 'You're a bloody idiot!'

    Now, I have used a relatively tame swear word in the examples above. As a child, I thought my Mum was swearing when she told me about "The Bloody Tower of London"!

    I think we should remember that this is a public forum and that it can be read by any person, not to mention our younger members.

    So, please indicate your preference in the Poll I have added to this post.

    Feedback is welcome in follow on posts.

    From the responses to this Poll, it will indicate how members feel Admin/Mods should deal with this situation.

    Thanks!

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    Jen, as my old nan used to say: 'Profanity, it's a c***'s game.'

    The answer is clear. Female members should not be admitted to swear since it is unbecoming and unlady-like.

    Male members should be allowed to swear.


    But there is a difficulty here: what constitutes a swear word?

    I feel we most take a poll on the permissibility of each and every word likely to cause offense.

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    I like the word arse, so would request it is omitted from any future profanity filter.

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    As long as I can say bollocks, then Im 100% on board. 'F's and 'C's are probably best left at the door though.

    BB

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    and twat and crap.

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    When I hear bollocks or twat I just giggle. They don't even sound bad ..

    Your profanity isn't that profane .. now go %#!@ yourself!!!

    #-o

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    Jen,

    Would I be breaking any rules if I called RHC a knob jockey?

    In a friendly, bantery kind of way, ofcourse.

    BB

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    Fart vrs Breaking wind... Which is preferable

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Bear
    Jen,

    Would I be breaking any rules if I called RHC a knob jockey?

    In a friendly, bantery kind of way, ofcourse.

    BB
    Mine is not to judge on high
    Mine is but to cringe and sigh!

    Now if you don't cut it out, I'll have to jump out of the screen and rip your bl**dy arms off! (Aunty Jack)

    Seriously though, I really want to know what people think about this, because there has been a lot of swearing of late and everyone has their own threshold for what they condsider to be appropriate or inappropriate use of swearing, if at all.

    Now, being the lady that I am (*cough* *splutter* *groan*), I do endeavour to avoid profanity unless it is done tongue in cheek, in the mildest form. One should also remember that ladies glow and men sweat!

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    Thank god I'm no longer moderating.

    I find limitations of idea expressions to be a failure of social interaction....

    But I must respect those that are here for straight-up advice and information exchange. :0

    You're asking for black to define gray and where they can meet without diplomatic discord...all the best.


    I'm very tired of limiting myself in what I can and can't say, but that's my nature, and what I've studied. That sort of approach to things will only make people angry and hurt, sooner or later, when they're just here to try and help themselves.

    I applaud your diplomacy, mods.
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