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    (Original post by Adhsur)
    Well, from how we talk on here, I certainly don't make a distinction between speaking and reading/writing.
    Yes, but when spoken a language can have so much more depth. It is often pointed out on this forum that people have trouble picking up on basic aspects of spoken language such as scarcasm. In a similar way, part of the 'offensiveness' of swearing is a result of the way it is expressed. Typing is no substitute to spoken english. I constantly am annoyed when people make the mistake of thinking that I am arguing against them when I am merely making a point. Without me being able to talk to somebody in person, they cannot possibly understand the full extent of what I am saying or the manner in it is intended.
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    (Original post by Pencil Queen)
    So pissed is ok then (in the context of drunk and/or angry but not in a p*ss off context).

    I don't have a problem with moderation, in fact I think it adds an awful lot to this site - I just think for the sake of the mods and the posters having the rules nice and clear can't be a bad thing.
    I think we are mature and sensible enough to not have to follow "rules", and those who aren't won't follow them anyway. Imagine the fuss when people start finding a vulgar word that was accidently missed out from the list? I think it would produce far more trouble and hassle than needed.
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    (Original post by Mr White)
    Vulgarity is a substitute for intellect. If you can't think of anything nice to say, then don't say anything at all.

    What is this rubbish about 'expressing ourselves'? You need to be vulgar to express yourself?
    Thank you for illustrating my point so well. This person clearly mistook me for being vulgar when this was not my intention. Maybe if you could actually hear me speak you would see this to be the case.
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    (Original post by Adhsur)
    And it is inappropriate here.
    I wouldn't argue that point, I never swear in front of until I am sure that they haven't got some kind of moral objection to swearing. For example, I have never once uttered a swear word in the company of my mother. I would say thing though, please don't use "" when you are trying to make a point, it just comes across as being really really smug :\. I'm not saying that's how you mean it of course, that's just the way it comes across...
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    (Original post by Adhsur)
    I think we are mature and sensible enough to not have to follow "rules", and those who aren't won't follow them anyway. Imagine the fuss when people start finding a vulgar word that was accidently missed out from the list? I think it would produce far more trouble and hassle than needed.
    I don't want rules as such - but I would like clarity/transparancy and consistency...like I said I couldn't care either way if all swearing of any sort is banned or if anything goes...but inconsistency is destructive to both the community and the moderators.

    And it's hardly difficult to add a word onto the list and post a sticky announcing it...no more difficult that one mod cleaning up a "dirty" thread only for another mod to come along and find there are still words they find offensive and duplicating the same task.
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    (Original post by Pencil Queen)
    So pissed is ok then (in the context of drunk and/or angry but not in a p*ss off context).
    gawd i dunno. i might have deleted it when i first started moderating but now i cant be arsed (oops done it again). most mods dont bother editing posts, they just delete them/threads. so if you want to err on the risque side you can but dont be suprised if the whole post is deleted.
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    Depends on the context. Woh, considering that was my first post in ages I think it was a pretty in depth and insightful contribution to this post.
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    (Original post by edders)
    gawd i dunno. i might have deleted it when i first started moderating but now i cant be arsed (oops done it again). most mods dont bother editing posts, they just delete them/threads. so if you want to err on the risque side you can but dont be suprised if the whole post is deleted.
    Careful quoting my risque posts then - you might get your posts deleted too
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    (Original post by kildare)
    I wouldn't argue that point, I never swear in front of until I am sure that they haven't got some kind of moral objection to swearing. For example, I have never once uttered a swear word in the company of my mother. I would say thing though, please don't use "" when you are trying to make a point, it just comes across as being really really smug :\. I'm not saying that's how you mean it of course, that's just the way it comes across...
    I was only smiling...goshhh...
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    (Original post by Pencil Queen)
    Careful quoting my risque posts then - you might get your posts deleted too
    nah tbh im the only mod who actually does much moderating nowadays
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    (Original post by Toyosi)
    Depends on the context. Woh, considering that was my first post in ages I think it was a pretty in depth and insightful contribution to this post.
    Not really, i've already said that twice if not three times.
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    (Original post by Adhsur)
    I was only smiling...goshhh...
    That's the problem with internet messageboards though, anything you type can be interpreted. Personally I find that using "" in an discussion makes you look not only smug but in addition it seems that you are ridiculing the other person's arguement.
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    why isnt a feature used on this forum which i've seen on other forums when the swear word is automactly edited, so mods wouldnt have to search through and therefore occasionly and miss some etc? makes perfect sense to me.

    swear words in general i dont find particularly offensive anymore. just due to their common use in films/tv/music/life. however i've recently stopped trying to use them as they have become too common in my daily vocab (swearing in a lesson being an example) and i dont want to give the impression im some rude fool (because really im not)

    edders: :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by kildare)
    That's the problem with internet messageboards though, anything you type can be interpreted. Personally I find that using "" in an discussion makes you look not only smug but in addition it seems that you are ridiculing the other person's arguement.
    But then is far more concise than :sarcasm: if you want to make it clear that you're only taking the piss (there I go again with these risque posts...does that mean I'm coarse )
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    Well people who know me here will know that I don't mean to be smug about it, I just smile to show that I'm not being critical, but friendly.
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    (Original post by kildare)
    Are you suggesting that the fact that I occasionly swear is due to my upbringing? Your "company" comment seems to be a somewhat ludicrious statement that people swear because they surround themselves with "bad men". Oh and your last comment is sexist by the way.
    Don't suggest I am saying things that I am not. My comment on using the word this thread is about could be due to upbringing or company is that if you hear the word bandied about indiscriminately you become desensitised to it in exactly the same way as you can to watching porn, violence etc.
    My last comment is hardly sexist - it is out of respect to females, do you have a problem with respecting females?
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    (Original post by yawn1)
    Don't suggest I am saying things that I am not. My comment on using the word this thread is about could be due to upbringing or company is that if you hear the word bandied about indiscriminately you become desensitised to it in exactly the same way as you can to watching porn, violence etc.
    My last comment is hardly sexist - it is out of respect to females, do you have a problem with respecting females?

    aaaaaarrrggggggggghh, ouch!, my hand , ouch that really hurt. nooooooooooo my poor hand, look at my poor hand, it looks seriously damaged.oh dear.

    edit this edders..want to see what u can come up with.

    edders: haha. i loved that, that was fun, do it again
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    (Original post by Pencil Queen)
    But then is far more concise than :sarcasm: if you want to make it clear that you're only taking the piss (there I go again with these risque posts...does that mean I'm coarse )
    sorry, I meant and not
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    (Original post by yawn1)
    Don't suggest I am saying things that I am not. My comment on using the word this thread is about could be due to upbringing or company is that if you hear the word bandied about indiscriminately you become desensitised to it in exactly the same way as you can to watching porn, violence etc.
    My last comment is hardly sexist - it is out of respect to females, do you have a problem with respecting females?
    You said you had a problem with females swearing. What on earth does that have to do with "respecting females"? Oh and how many young people in the English speaking world do you think have not become desensitised to swear words?
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    (Original post by kildare)
    sorry, I meant and not
    I tend to use a when I'm worried about offending or patronising someone when that wasn't my intent (if there isn't a then I was *trying* to offend/patronise you ). It's quite hard to state facts/opinions (especially facts/opinions which contradict someone elses post/opinion) in writing without it coming over as a bit...preachy...and I don't like to think of myself as a preachy person so I stick in a to try to clarify my intentions.

    I find the lack of a :/ (erm) and an :| (deadpan) smiley irritating...but then I find the lack of smileys when writing emails even more irritating (and I refuse to use them in emails because I think they do make you sound like a complete prat)
 
 
 
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