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,
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.
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 .......