Posted by Dr. Bob on January 6, 2007, at 4:57:08
In reply to Re: The No Offensive Language Rule » NikkiT2, posted by JeffSmith on January 5, 2007, at 12:58:30
> lets assume that does horribly offend you. So what does that mean? What exactly happens to you after reading a word that horribly offends you? How are you harmed? Are you left so affected that you'd be unable to continue reading my post? Does being horribly offended mean that you cant go on to read any other post here? Does it make you never want to visit here again?
Maybe it would leave her feeling it's not so supportive here?
> Lets pretend Im extremely upset with my mother and I want to come here ... and I just need to vent
It can be therapeutic to express yourself, but this isn't necessarily the place.
> And why should any of that be left up to me to have to "worry" about?
> Are you suggesting that I should stop myself, and all my thoughts, just to first think "Well so and so may be left to feel 'horribly offended' ... if I call my mother a b*tch, so I better first try to come up with a non-offensive term or discription to express how Im feeling about her instead of using that word"??
It isn't left up to you, the asterisking is automatic. And you wouldn't have to stop yourself first, you'd just have to stop yourself sometime before clicking "confirm". :-)
> The "C" word offends you when written (and I assume also when its spoken). How do you feel about the "C" word if its written here in censored form, as in [xxx]?
May I ask why you spelled out the censored form that time, instead of just saying "in censored form", as you did every other time?
> > but, where do you draw the line? Thats the problem.
> I agree. : ) And where do you draw the line?
FYI, I've drawn the line at "often or usually disparaging, obscene, offensive, or vulgar":
> No, it wouldnt really be at all difficult for me to just simply censor my words or not use them at all if it pleases other people... Im 100% for being kind and civil and compassionate towards each other...
Great, it would please me, so I guess that's settled. :-)