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Are there any forum rules or specific etiquette?
I have tried and failed to find any guidance regarding posts and discussions. Is there any?
Act as if you were in a parlour, with your best friends and the local Vicar/Lama. Don't swear, be dignified, be polite, courteous, don't insult, attack and act with decency and composure.
What rules did you think would exists that indicate you should act any differently on here, than you would in any discursive situation?
(I just find it funny that people think they need rules, when in fact, they already have them...!)
if something bothers you, or you are offended - Do not respond, react or reply -report it.
Mod's will pick it up.
Hope that helps.
I find swearing to be a social taboo which is silly. I find nothing wrong with swearing. Hell, damn, etc are JUST WORDS. Society just deems it inappropriate because they can. Theres nothing wrong with them, we just perceive them to be bad, which is just a delusion.
Now, if we were CALLING someone a "bad word," that is bad. But calling someone a 'moron' or 'idiot' should be just as bad as calling someone any other name, including swear words.
Swear words shouldn't be looked down upon, unless used directly at somebody in a negative way. But then again, the word 'moron' should be just as bad as calling someone a swear word.
That is exactly what I would assume, but as I see rather too many undignified, discourteous, insulting, attacking posts and some swearing all of which fairly frequently goes unchallenged. I just wanted to check.
It would be nice if we could all (italicize) follow those rules.
Thank you for your response.
My understanding regarding the use of profanity is that it isn't prohibited in and of itself as long as it's not directed at another member, although the its use is regulated to a certain extent (and that's generally up to the moderator's discretion).