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Language use in the forums
« on: January 09, 2003, 07:42:38 PM »
This is yet another reminder that this forum is visited by young people as well as you late teeners.  Watch your language and act appropriately.  This is also not a place for lude jokes or behavior.  It's an Amiga computer site.  

While I don't expect this will affect most of you, and the off-topic conversation is fully acceptable, I will take any appropriate actions necessary to keep the conversation level somewhere above the sewer.

This is not "censorship" (even if it is, so what).  You will EACH have to admit that under normal circumstances I let you people get away with murder in the forums (and news comments).  This is nothing more than STANDARD MODERATION.

 

Offline R2D2

Re: Language use in the forums
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2003, 07:44:59 PM »
ok, understood, but there really were pics of birds in that link.. Sorry anyway..  :-(
\\"Se on niinkuin polkupyörällä ajo - kerran kun sen oppii ja jos ei sitä koko ajan harjoittele, niin sitä ei opi koskaan enää uudelleen.\\"
 

Offline SlimJim

Re: Language use in the forums
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2003, 07:47:59 PM »
@R2D2
 
...I thought it was funny at least. And those birds were pretty. :-D
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SlimJim
 

  • Guest
Re: Language use in the forums
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2003, 07:49:17 PM »
I understand the subject of the links, and yes, it was funny.  The wording however is still unacceptable for a family-oriented site.
 

Offline Blitter

Re: Language use in the forums
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2003, 07:50:03 PM »
[edit]the other thread was Locked. Therefore I'm removing mine.[/edit]
\\"What the hell am I looking at? When does this happen in the movie?\\"
- Dark Helmet
 

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Re: Language use in the forums
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2003, 07:52:30 PM »
In a lot of ways, some of you truly are like a bunch of three year olds, testing "daddy" to see what you can get away with.  The other thread was locked.  

Why do you feel it's OK to do things on this site that you would NEVER do in civilized face-to-face conversation?
 

Offline 420Dude

Re: Language use in the forums
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2003, 07:55:13 PM »
looks like you had your lighter flame on a bit to high out on the scortch  :-o

anyway, Waynes right. Vulgar language is pointless, costly and unpleasant. thank you all and may youngsters one day (maybe budding history scholars) discover the Amigas truest potentials.
out of curiosity, who here is under 18?
be honest now,

 8-)
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everybodyz been drinking,
                 but I\\\'m the one whos been puffing most\\"
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Re: Language use in the forums
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2003, 07:57:05 PM »
@420dude,

We did a poll one time and a vast majority of our users are under 22 years old.  This explains the lack of maturity displayed by some.
 

Offline SlimJim

Re: Language use in the forums
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2003, 07:58:02 PM »
Ah, good. It was locked. I was thinking there was
something wrong with my browser for not being able to find
the "reply" button.
 
 Is there some symbol around to show that the topic is locked
(not in the forum list I mean, but when you select from the
"top ten"-list)? Would be a nice touch to have the "reply"
button be replaced by a padlock for example, instead of the
button being completely absent.
.
SlimJim
 

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Re: Language use in the forums
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2003, 07:58:17 PM »
Hey Blitter how the hell you doing?!?!? Never made it to Florida I see:-( Oh well the Dolphins floundered yet again this year:-(

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Blitter wrote:
I fail to see how that post by R2D2 is any worse
-edit-

Ah well, such is life I guess.


Ah come on Blitter, give the boss a break. The pornalizer is highly borderline also, and I nearly removed it myself. I wish people would understand that we do not like to be in a position to make a determination of if something should be removed. No matter what the content of a post that gets removed, someone will take offense. It has been said on many ocasions.

This is a family oriented site, please keep everything on a low G to PG rating. Anything PG13 or up will likely get removed.
Someone has to state the obvious and that someone is me!
 

Offline Blitter

Re: Language use in the forums
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2003, 07:58:37 PM »
Sorry, I did not see that the other was locked.  I have edited my previous post.

It just didn't seem too offensive(the bird thread).  I mean there are more offensive words used on the radio and tv.  But, I understand what you're trying to accomplish.  The forums have become fairly childish at times.

Blitter
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Re: Language use in the forums
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2003, 08:00:23 PM »
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We did a poll one time and a vast majority of our users are under 22 years old.


I'm surprised there's that many people that young who've even heard of an Amiga.  
 

Offline The_Editor

Re: Language use in the forums
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2003, 08:01:51 PM »
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I'm surprised there's that many people that young who've even heard of an Amiga.


My thoughts too.
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Offline Eric_Z

Re: Language use in the forums
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2003, 08:02:03 PM »
@Wayne

Wayne, I totaly agree with you on this one as I think that sexism or things that can be perceived as such drives away more people than it attracts, in the long run.
 

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Re: Language use in the forums
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2003, 08:02:48 PM »
...yeah, I was gonna say... it's kind of cool/weird that so many youn'uns are into an "older" machine like the Amiga. It's kind of like all these younger kids I've been running into lately that are all into 80s music...but they were BORN in the 80s!