User Tag List

First 27353637383947 Last

Results 361 to 370 of 849

  1. #361
    Riva
    Guest

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    This is not true.
    why is this not true. can you use bad words then? Hint Hint Hint

  2. #362
    Lallygag Moderator Geoff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    MBTI
    INXP
    Posts
    5,584

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ravana View Post
    why is this not true. can you use bad words then? Hint Hint Hint
    Haha. No. The point is that it is not acceptable to be brutally insulting and avoid bad words and presume that this is "ok".

  3. #363
    Freshman Member simulatedworld's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    MBTI
    ENTP
    Enneagram
    7w6 sx/so
    Socionics
    ILE
    Posts
    5,554

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    Haha. No. The point is that it is not acceptable to be brutally insulting and avoid bad words and presume that this is "ok".
    Suuuure, buddy. Keep telling yourself that.
    If you could be anything you want, I bet you'd be disappointed--am I right?

  4. #364
    Lallygag Moderator Geoff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    MBTI
    INXP
    Posts
    5,584

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by simulatedworld View Post
    Suuuure, buddy. Keep telling yourself that.
    It's clear enough in the rules. Vulgarity isn't good, and nor is offensive behaviour, hostility etc.

  5. #365
    Riva
    Guest

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    It's clear enough in the rules. Vulgarity isn't good, and nor is offensive behaviour, hostility etc.
    i know this. and i am pretty sure others know it too. my point is although almost everyone avoids bad words(vulgarity etc) it doesn't prevent them from the other.

  6. #366
    Freshman Member simulatedworld's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    MBTI
    ENTP
    Enneagram
    7w6 sx/so
    Socionics
    ILE
    Posts
    5,554

    Default

    ^ Yes, point being, all kinds of insulting and condescending speech goes unpunished here; just because it doesn't contain overtly vulgar wordings doesn't mean it's not insulting.
    If you could be anything you want, I bet you'd be disappointed--am I right?

  7. #367
    & Badger, Ratty and Toad Mole's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    18,536

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    It's clear enough in the rules. Vulgarity isn't good, and nor is offensive behaviour, hostility etc.
    Chronic hostility is usually hidden under a veneer of jokiness.

    And oddly enough hostility is also hidden under a veneer of sexuality and sexism.

    And unfortunately sexism is given the green light by some of the women here.

    But it is vulgarity that provides the best cover. It alienates anyone with good taste and relentlessly mocks the wholesome.

    But vulgarity is so pervasive here one must think it has something to do with the site, or the culture of the dominant members.

    Vulgarity is permitted and encouraged here as though were a natural part of life.

    So vulgarity provides the perfect cover for hostility because it is taken for granted and so is invisible.

    But should we expect anything less when everyone hides behind a pseudonym?

  8. #368
    Lallygag Moderator Geoff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    MBTI
    INXP
    Posts
    5,584

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by simulatedworld View Post
    ^ Yes, point being, all kinds of insulting and condescending speech goes unpunished here; just because it doesn't contain overtly vulgar wordings doesn't mean it's not insulting.
    Just because you aren't told it has been punished, doesn't mean it was ignored*


    *caveat : We don't spot everything, but if we see it, it isn't ignored.

  9. #369
    Striving for balance Little Linguist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    MBTI
    xNFP
    Posts
    6,885

    Default

    'Insulting' and 'condescending' are subjective terms; if they punished everyone who said something someone found 'insulting' or 'condescending' and then punished everyone who thought they were being treated unfairly by being accused of those things, no one would be left to post except a handful of people....
    If you are interested in language, words, linguistics, or foreign languages, check out my blog and read, post, and/or share.

  10. #370
    Strongly Ambivalent Ivy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    MBTI
    INFP
    Enneagram
    6
    Posts
    24,060

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by simulatedworld View Post
    ^ Yes, point being, all kinds of insulting and condescending speech goes unpunished here; just because it doesn't contain overtly vulgar wordings doesn't mean it's not insulting.
    As Geoff says, you have no way of knowing this because punishments/consequences are kept private.
    The one who buggers a fire burns his penis
    -anonymous graffiti in the basilica at Pompeii

Similar Threads

  1. What's your favorite font?
    By proteanmix in forum The Fluff Zone
    Replies: 43
    Last Post: 12-02-2017, 12:56 AM
  2. Replies: 81
    Last Post: 04-20-2016, 08:44 PM
  3. What's Your Shoe Size??
    By FranG in forum The Fluff Zone
    Replies: 53
    Last Post: 07-23-2015, 10:18 AM
  4. Replies: 20
    Last Post: 04-28-2007, 06:40 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO