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    I can live with it either way. I do feel however that if there is language which could be found offensive there should be a warning notice included in the body of the post. It should be posted in bold capitol letters of a different color (preferably RED to make it stand out.
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    Whoever runs the site can make up any rules they want, obviously. If keeping the site clean from language is in the best interest of keeping sponsors and contributors, then that makes sense. But c'mon guys, we're talking about words. I don't currently know anybody who is offended by harsh language, racial slurs notwithstanding. If there's a link with a warning, don't click on it if you don't want to. If you don't like watch R rated movies, don't go see them. Etc, etc, etc. It seems simple to me.

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    As far as knowing when something will be found objectionable or offensive, that covers a lot of territory. I suppose we should be able to guess with some level of accuracy what will offend the majority. That is defined as Cultural Literacy. However, there are no hard and fast rules and the culture has been changing more rapidly than ever before in history. Personally, I am offended by some who misuse the language with no thought to what they are actually saying vs what they intend.

    Upon reflection, I think that we invoke any links to outside material at our own risk. Therefore, any Official warning should be redundant and not needed.

    Ultimately, we are at the mercy of the moderators. may they rule with benevolence and wisdom.
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    Years ago my everyday speech was laced with swear words,if all the F bombs I dropped were over A-stan there would be craters over every square inch,then one day I was talking and a few people were laughing I asked what the ....are you laughing about? they said were counting how many times you drop the F bomb,I became aware everytime it happened and over time rarely ever drop an F bomb or any other cuss word after realizing just how bad I sounded.
    Sometimes if somebody drops an F bomb it may just be that it was that impressive of an event that happened,when every other word is an F bomb or swear word people quit listening to the story/lesson etc and focus on how bad your vocabulary is.
    My mom told me everybody knows those words,we just don't use them.
    I voted for warning about adult content,sometimes it may not just be language,but a link that shows an horrific Gun Shot wound or something else extremely graphic that some people may not want to see.
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    Unfortunately, I have struggled with colorful language most of my life. I hope & pray one day that I will no longer have this weakness. HOWEVER!!!

    I don't particularly think it is up to any forum to be a grown ADULT's nanny! Please, we get ENOUGH unwanted nannying already from our government officials!

    I am a Christian & I am a minister. As such I do find certain things offensive. So, a warning would a much appreciated courtesy. But, as adults we all should be able to "police" ourselves. If we can't do that, we may need to have a long talk with God.


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    Particularly links to videos that would relate to one of the forum topics here, I would say that sometimes a video can be invaluable to a discussion, namely in regards to self defense. To me, it would be appropriate to link a site with valuable content to a pertinent post and to warn others of possible offensive material.

    I don't find myself easily offended and am cautious when opening up a link to potential inappropriate material depending on the crowd around me. But I do understand that people are different and would rather not be exposed to it too.

    I think a poster should take that into consideration and warn of excessive bad language and / or graphic material and put up some sort of heads up in the post that contains that link. It's just common courtesy. And I would say that if I read a warning then click on it, I have no one to blame but myself. Sometimes reality is harsh and there is no other way to get it across than to show it how it really is.
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    Interesting comments. I am old enough that when I was growing up, no "gentleman" or anyone with any manners whatsoever would even think about swearing in front of a "lady"! After high school I worked for a year, then spent three years in the Army before going to college. Culture/mores/morals made a BIG change in the mid/late 60s! I was surprised to hear young women use words that I would previously never dream of using in front of the "fairer" sex! I even got cussed out a few times by being a "gentleman" and holding a door open for a female student! I was told in no uncertain terms that they were fully capable of opening a door themselves. The point of all this is, that times change. I think a simple warning of possible "adult" language should be more than sufficient. If you are offended by adult language, simply avoid that site.
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    I'm fine with links as long as a warning is provided. With a warning it's left up to the discretion of the individual whether or not they want to see/hear it.

    I am glad that we have top notch moderation here, with no over the top cuss words. I hope that stays as is.
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    If we can post videos of people being shot and killed, a post with bad language is not much different. I think watching a Brazilian police officer killed in the line of duty while killing armed robbery suspects is worse than the F Bomb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    Years ago my everyday speech was laced with swear words,if all the F bombs I dropped were over A-stan there would be craters over every square inch,.........
    I know you said it was a while ago, and I applaud you for changing. I've always said that the more vulgar the speech, the lower the intellect. Hopefully you've grown more intellectual with time.

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    For what little my opinion is worth...

    I would have to say that I think a little bit of a relaxation in the language rules wouldn't hurt. While I don't want to see a lot of 'Fs' thrown around, I do believe that we are all adults here (or some semblance thereof), and that a little bit of leeway wouldn't hurt anyone. While I agree with ericb327- 'F' and it's derivatives being my favorites, it has no real place here among civilized people.

    As long as there is plenty of warning that a video or link to another site has some language that might offend I have no problem with it as long as it's not profane for the sake of profanity.
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    I voted for keep it as is, because I don't want to see anybody get their high morals and intelligence offended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 21bubba View Post
    I voted for keep it as is, because I don't want to see anybody get their high morals and intelligence offended.
    That's fine, we weren't going to pay attention to your vote anyway.

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    That includes moderators also right?
    Its does. The fact that you are still here proves it. (JK)

    I voted for keep it as is, because I don't want to see anybody get their high morals and intelligence offended
    Those of high morals and intellgence generally have enough of an imagination that such offensive words are neither used or needed.
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