This is a discussion on Why is a forum of adults....? within the Old Forum News, Feedback, Problems & Comments forums, part of the DefensiveCarry.com Forum Office category; There is an appropriate use for profanity. This forum is not one of them. I have read opinions on other sites where profanity and all ...
There is an appropriate use for profanity. This forum is not one of them.
I have read opinions on other sites where profanity and all sorts of other epitaphs are allowed and it quickly degrades into a name calling contests. This is a great forum for exchange of information and I appreciate the efforts of the mods who keep it that way.
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Ditto what others have already said above.
It is also good "life practice" since you WILL always be judged by what exits your mouth and how.
You may find yourself in court some day having to testify - or speaking to the district attorney - or your lawyer - or swearing out a statement.
You will be video taped and recorded during questioning.
You may have to proclaim your innocence or explain your actions and justifications.
You had best make absolutely certain that you can express yourself and convey and relate events & your thoughts and emotions to others without constantly swearing.
If you are not able to express yourself without sticking the "F" word into every other sentence, then the actual hidden consequences will be much greater than a "two point language infraction" on DefensiveCarry.
As much as you may think (or want to believe) that it's "just not fair" for people to judge you by your particular choice of words and your use of language...guess what?
THEY WILL prejudge you for using foul language and they will do that no matter if you think it's "fair" or not.
That's the reality in black and white.
Your very "future" may depend on how you come across to others and your ability to properly express yourself.
So just consider the language restrictions here as being an integral part of your overall self-defensive training.
That would be the part of your training that STARTS immediately after the shooting stops.
I try to ask myself one thing, before posting: would the language offend family, neighbors and a pastor or two, over for Sunday BBQ, or in someone else's home. If so, then it's fair to say that it's not appropriate.
There are all sorts of ways to communicate. It doesn't have to be foul.
In a nutshell, that's it. This IS most definitely someone else's "home." Not mine.this is a moderated, private forum
....That potty mouth !
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I agree with what most have said. Yes, there is free speech but with that (just as with every right) comes the responsibility to use it properly. When you don't know those you are speaking to, etiquette comes into play.
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I like it here. I find profanity offensive and distastefully. I don't allow it in my Tactical classes or on my gun range. Thanks DC for keeping it clean.
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As an FYI, insulting moderators and forum members may not be the best way to make a good first impression.
"Better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it."
There is nothing FREE about speech here, it costs money to post, download, maintain the server etc. If you don't like the rules then hit the road and start your own forum.
When you are in my house as an invited guest, then I have the absolute right to establish the acceptable rules of conduct, "arbitrary" as you may feel them to be. If, for any reason, you are unable or unwilling to abide by those rules, then I also have the absolute right to ask you to leave my house. This Forum is the equivalent of Bumper's house. In my view, it is as simple as that.
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J. R. R. Tolkien
In my experience, acronyms based on various word can also present a problem and have an unintended side-effect.
I know a dear old lady (on another unrelated forum) who would have never knowingly used certain words, but who posted some acronyms which were based on those words.
Later someone objected the the use of the acronyms, on that family forum.
She was mortified to learn that in their original forms (and as read by many current readers) these acronyms were not simply "Situation Normal All Fouled-Up", "Fouled-Up Beyond All Recognition" or "Put Out" or etc.
I'm sure that she heard someone that she trusted use them, asked what they meant, was given a "sanitized" version (rather than an apology) and she fell into an unintended trap.
I suggest we need to avoid laying that trap for others in any form of polite society.
As a Marine, as an employee representing my employer, as a Church member etc, I have very different speech patterns. It is not all that difficult to master, with a modicum of intelligence and respect for others.
I'm just one root in a grassroots organization. No one should assume that I speak for the VCDL.
I am neither an attorney-at-law nor I do play one on television or on the internet. No one should assumes my opinion is legal advice.
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