Everyone Please Read - page 2
Brian and the moderator's have come to the conclusion that we are going to be forced to strictly enforce the TOS. We tried a relaxed atmosphere, but the profanity and personal attacks have just run... Read More
Apr 13, '03Originally posted by Whisper
I think I am going to be on my best behaviour for a while, Until I am sure what is acceptable.
Apr 13, '03Originally posted by Good_Queen_Bess
I actually believe that any form of censorship is wrong. (Isn't it against the american constitution?). I am an adult. To summarise: Unless a poster/signature is racist/sexist/insulting/bullying, what's the problem?
"Adult" talk isn't offensive to me either, but to a conservative person somewhere it might be. We should respect them, even if we don't understand them or live their lifestyles. We're a big country with a wide variety of people and can't please everybody all the time.
Apr 13, '03True: I suppose the mods provide the web site, therefore have the right to censor. I just think that what is perceived as offensive to one person, isn't to another. However, I will not be patronised, just in case someone finds the odd swear word offensive.
PS: What I see on TV and in newspapers I find MORE offensive; ie: the fact that there are millions of africans dying each year of AIDS because of western medicine being too expensive for the average african. Or that millions of people in africa and asia being denied the right to clean and healthy contraceptive advice and abortion because George W Bush has withdrawn funds to any organisation which directly or indirectly works for a womans right to choose.
Sorry to "go off on one" on something irrelevant to the post, but have just drank a bottle of wine and saying how I feel. What I see on TV on what westerners have done to africans and asians piss me off a great deal more than a few swear words.
Apr 13, '03Bess the moderators don't own the board. It is exclusively Brian's. The moderators operate voluntarily. We only help to moderate following his instructions. And general forum is truly not the place to introduce political views.
Apr 13, '03I respect the decision. Thanks for letting us know. You have a lot of work ahead of you!!!
Apr 14, '03So, will our American "cousins" desist from using the word "Fanny" in future??!!! It REALLY IS VERY OFFENSIVE to us Australians. So you understand, here in Oz it is the word used ( slang) for the word; Vagina! And from what Queen Bess wrote, same in mother England!...
I'm sure we can ALL abide by the rules & show each other respect?!
Apr 14, '03All I can say is thank you Brian and mods for strictly enforcing the TOS because it certainly needed to be done. The TOS are simple... Behave or be booted. Nuff said.
Apr 14, '03Been on vacation the last few days and am not exactly
sure what has gone on but do agree with KarenG and many others. There are some innuendos and personal attacks that seem unwarrented. I will re-read the TOS and do my best to
Apr 14, '03I strongly agree that personal attacks are NEVER warranted and should not be allowed. but with the occasional word, with ******??? where are we drawing the line.......
Yes, this is not a free for all, this is Brians board, and we must accept his rules to participate... I agree...
But the gray area..... remains very gray.
It's very shameful to me that professionals need moderators, let alone so frequent reminders to behave.... and as our peers overseas have pointed out, ......
offensive is in the eye of the offended.
Apr 14, '03Offensive to one is not to another....yes, we read and agreed to TOS. Now any of the forums that I have been to and posted on, I have not seen anything that could be considered a personal attack or vicious debating...it has all been on the up and up. Yes, there have been inuendos and some off colour language but nothing that was offensive. So tis the best behavior from this red-headed step child...who shall remain politically correct and professional to help show respect for the moderators and the BB owner.:|