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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:39 pm 
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IMO everyone involved got a little touchy and tried to flex a bit....AL went overboard on the moderating, but others went overboard the other way with the sarcasm and constant referrals to it. As I posted elsewhere , everyone knows what is acceptable and as adults we shouldn't need supervisors to oversee our behaviour.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:41 pm 
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SiberD wrote:
May I remind you that an excessive use of emoticons is frowned upon via the rules?

I have an idea SIBER.... LET IT GO and try this :-# :-$ =;

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:44 pm 
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SiberD wrote:
May I remind you that an excessive use of emoticons is frowned upon via the rules?


Oh, you're fine....unless you use more than AL does, which you did :wink:

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:48 pm 
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IMO everyone involved got a little touchy and tried to flex a bit....AL went overboard on the moderating, but others went overboard the other way with the sarcasm and constant referrals to it. As I posted elsewhere , everyone knows what is acceptable and as adults we shouldn't need supervisors to oversee our behaviour.


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I agree with you Steve (May I call you that ?).
However, sarcasm is to be expected when one has things to get off of chests...no rude comments please.
Personally, I think sarcasm can be witty and amusing and often gives rise to another comment to make me smile.
I do think the 'F' word should be banned, but that is my opinion for what it is worth.
My sons have always known what to expect if they ever used that word...and never have in my presence.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:56 pm 
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SiberD wrote:
May I remind you that an excessive use of emoticons is frowned upon via the rules?

I have an idea SIBER.... LET IT GO and try this :-# :-$ =;


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emoticons is frowned upon via the rules?[/quote]

Also an excessive use of
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and possibly
Large fonts

Your emoticons just reminded me of the legendary 3 Wise Monkeys...
Say nowt, see nowt and hear nowt !
I don't know the story behind them..I'll try and find out though.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 1:57 pm 
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SiberD wrote:
May I remind you that an excessive use of emoticons is frowned upon via the rules?



And excessive is subjective... around here that is about an average amount of use ... :wink: 8)

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 3:09 pm 
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animallover wrote:
Since the topic of Forum Rules seems to be interferring with several other Threads on the board at this point, I think that we should move these discussions to it's own thread. This way the other threads may continue on topic without the derailing with comments related to the forum rules.


Okay, my two cents worth is that the editing was getting extremely excessive - I mean, "pissed off" is something most people say, isn't it? I couldn't say ticked off without feeling like a complete idiot - I don't talk that way. Is there no middle ground here?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 3:37 pm 
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jhawk wrote:
Keeping the off-topic thread going.......

What exactly are you going to ban ?

a) Swear words such as damn and other curses

b) Slang such as the 'F' word

c) Words with more than one meaning other than the acceptable eg bitch

d) Insulting/libellous eg Liar

e) Ass, as pertaining to the end of the alimentary canal

f) Or any word you don't like the sound of

:?:


As I stated earlier the rule of thumb I use is what would I want my younger children reading on the board. I do not want to have to monitor the language any more closely than you want to be monitored,

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Maybe we ought to find some foreign words...like Dorfdumkopf (spelling ?) , schweinhund etc... ?

When I joined this forum I was a little bit annoyed at the frequent use of the word ' ass ', but got used to it. The word is used over here in the context of ' silly ass ' which likens the person to the donkey...ie foolish.
Personally, the words I take great exception to are the 'F' word, Liar and bitch referring to a female human.

On the whole, I find this forum quite mild as to the everyday language witnessed in Public Houses when men get talking together.


As this is not a Public House where men get together talking it should be much more mild, should it not.

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You moderators certainly have your jobs cut out, but for goodness sake don't let this forum become one for namby-pambies or the Politically correct factions.


Just not one where school kids cannot visit due to the language .......

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 3:45 pm 
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You moderators certainly have your jobs cut out, but for goodness sake don't let this forum become one for namby-pambies or the Politically correct factions.


Just not one where school kids cannot visit due to the language .......[/quote]

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Perhaps due to topic content as much as anything else, why can't you bar access to " school kids " ?
I thought this was supposed to be for adult discussions after all !

Why do parents allow access to forums anyway ? Surely they realise that some subjects are not suitable !

Have we got to discuss only suitable topics now such as the weather and the price of shrimp ?


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I think that if the excessive use of such language by some is toned down and not used in a way that is directed at someone or their behavior, whether they are members of this board or not, that will solve the majority of the problem, as that would negate the use of some of the offensive words in question. As for the rest, I agree that everyone should know what is and is not apropriate as most have not had prior issue with this in the past.


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Wayne Stollings wrote:

Just not one where school kids cannot visit due to the language .......


See, I have a small problem with that. Is it just me, or does anyone else not want to have to worry that what they say may not be acceptable for the "kiddies"? This is a forum for adults, isn't it? I mean, common courtesy is fine, but beyond that, you guys are starting to scare me.

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Dane99 wrote:
Wayne Stollings wrote:

Just not one where school kids cannot visit due to the language .......


See, I have a small problem with that. Is it just me, or does anyone else not want to have to worry that what they say may not be acceptable for the "kiddies"? This is a forum for adults, isn't it? I mean, common courtesy is fine, but beyond that, you guys are starting to scare me.


It is not a restricted "Adults Only" forum. Is that what you meant??


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Dane99 wrote:
Wayne Stollings wrote:

Just not one where school kids cannot visit due to the language .......


See, I have a small problem with that. Is it just me, or does anyone else not want to have to worry that what they say may not be acceptable for the "kiddies"? This is a forum for adults, isn't it? I mean, common courtesy is fine, but beyond that, you guys are starting to scare me.


It is not a restricted "Adults Only" forum. Is that what you meant??

No - not in that sense.

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Dane99 wrote:
No - not in that sense.

This forum is open for anyone to read and we also have younger posters from time to time.


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animallover wrote:
Dane99 wrote:
No - not in that sense.

This forum is open for anyone to read and we also have younger posters from time to time.



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I think you will find that youngsters use similar or worse language than found on this forum.
They will certainly learn that it is ok to use guns and to kill animals, also the cruelty of humans to each other and to animals. A few bad words pale into insignificance IMO.


The next thing on the agenda may be banning poor grammar and bad spelling ?
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