Jesus, people. Seriously. Is it the full moon? Is it Mercury in retrograde? Is it some non-astrology-oriented thing (as unbelievable as that sounds)?
Deep breaths. Think before you post. Here's a handy guide:
Am I addressing someone by a made-up name that is meant to mock them?
Am I using any gender/racial/religion-based slurs?
Am I objectifying someone who posted their photo?
Am I being a complete and utter cad?
If the answer to any of these questions is yes, take a break and come back later. This forum is not your sandbox, so please stop taking all your dumps in here.
1730, shortening of cadet (q.v.); originally used of servants, then (1831) of town boys by students at British universities and public schools (though at Cambridge it meant "snob"). Meaning "person lacking in finer feelings" is from 1838.
A cad used to be a jumped-up member of the lower classes who was guilty of behaving as if he didn't know that his lowly origin made him unfit for having sexual relationships with well-bred women. [Anthony West, "H.G. Wells: Aspects of a Life," 1984]
So using classist slurs is totally fine?
Wtg, Ivy. I always knew you were an elitist. You probably didn't accept that coffee because you knew it wouldn't be a single origin exotic coffee that's sweetened with the tears of poor people.
Take the weakest thing in you
And then beat the bastards with it
And always hold on when you get love
So you can let go when you give it
Not just one thing. A general milieu of pile-ons, hostility, and disrespect. I've moved more posts to OT in the past 24 hours than I think I did in the previous month.
Perhaps *you're* the one who needs to calm down then.
I've seen more posts unnecessarily moved to off-topic in the last 24 hrs than in the entire time I've been here.
The Justice Fighter
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"I trust what you are doing though…I just see it a little differently.
I don’t see it as you stepping away from the fire. I see it as the fire directing your course.
No matter how airy or earthy or watery you become... to many of us you will always be...a super nova."
"Behind these gates of seeming warmth sits, loosely chained, a fierce attack dog. Perhaps not crazy, but dangerous"