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    Some signatures are "offensive" huh?

    I am offended that you may find mine offensive.

    I am also offended that something as simple as a mere signature could possibly offend someone.

    But what really offends me the most, is someone that uses anything other than a .45 for personal defense. The use of mouse calibers offends me, the fact that someone may actually think that they are effective offends me, and people that advocate not doing anything to help their fellow man because they might get sued offends me. People that are too scared to act offend me. And last but not least, people that get offended by stuff that don't matter offends me.

    Now that I am totally offended....

    Am I seriously thinking of tying my cat to a rocket and launching it into the atmosphere.

    Nah...I think I'll wait for dark. I wouldn't want to offend anyone here of the 4th of July.

    Come to think of it...
    I'm sure that celebrating the 4th of July offends some people.

    Oh well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    Concerning adult content - ....
    ALERT!
    The words "conteXt" and "conteNt" have been confused here. Although I largely agree with all the resoponses, some are answering the wrong question.

    The signature lines, though some seem aggressive at first blush, are generally thought-provoking for those of us that think. For those "outsiders" that don't or can't, well, . . . I for one don't feel we should be obligated to limit ourselves to accommodate them. That's accomplished well enough in public schools, but we've all graduated now and (re)joined the Real World(tm).

    As long as the line is not obnoxious, pornographic, or obscene, what does it matter if it's not "Politically Correct?" Neither is self-defense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    I dunno, make an offer.
    $1 a month???????????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Holdcard View Post
    Another observation I've made is with images in the signature. Some can have it, and some cant'. Not a big deal I was just wondering if anyone knew the rational behind it. A vBulletin upgrade that affected some and not others? Just curious and not intended as a thread jack.
    This is one of my pet peeves, it is distracting and annoying to see a graphic in a signature, especially when that person posts more than once in a thread. There should be no images, other than smilies, in signature lines. If you find one, let me know and it will be removed.


    Quote Originally Posted by chuck brick View Post
    As long as the line is not obnoxious, pornographic, or obscene, what does it matter if it's not "Politically Correct?" Neither is self-defense.
    This is basically the policy on signatures, which is the same as the rest of the forum. There is really no difference between the two....
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    One of the tenets of responsible self defense is to shoot to stop the threat, not to "shoot to kill".

    If I am ever cross examined by a Prosecutor after a self defense shooting I would not like to be asked about a signature that uses the word "kill" in reference to self defense. There are some prosecutors that would say that because I am a member of a forum where another member uses the word "kill" that I must subscribe to that belief. They have used the fact that a "hollow point bullet" was used means that a fatality was the intent. I am probably more sensitive because I testify on a regular basis and I am always careful to choose my words, especially when they are written. When I have something written in my file that can be used against me, it is!

    As far as being sensitive, I am not as sensitive to the language, I am sensitive to the content and the intimation that this forum is for "vigilantes" or overly aggressive shooters, when in fact it is 99.5% responsible self defenders. But I really do appreciate that there are no "potty mouths" on this forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoda View Post
    One of the tenets of responsible self defense is to shoot to stop the threat, not to "shoot to kill".
    Actually, we do remove "shoot to kill" signature lines, despite what my previous post stated. We removed one a week or so ago. While we reject political correctness, the forum will always reflect the values of responsible gun owners. Should the forum ever become known as a "vigilantes" forum, it will be promptly closed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    You'll have to pry my Support Our Troops waving American flag off of my Cold Dead Monitor.
    You've had that flag since before I removed graphics in signatures so you're good, QK. Consider it a perk for being on staff.
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    In keeping with the original post. I think the point may be that in different enviroments we act and speak differently. For instance, if you're with your friends you may use some words, some types of humor or sarcasm that you would be hesitant to, or refrain from completely in a different environment. If you were addressing your boss, pastor, mother, etc. many topics you would be avoided completely.

    Like it or not this forum is not private. Any Internet user can access much of the content here without being a member or having any background or knowledge or self defense or firearms. You can find several references to posts here from all of the major search engines.

    If the complete forum was set to private, like the moderators forum is then it wouldn't matter. Since it's not a closed forum we are literally addressing people who could very well be our bosses, pastors, mothers, etc. What we need to think about is what kind of first impression do we really want to make?

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    Edited to add: Is there a way to tell the difference between an open topic and a members only topic?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoda View Post
    Most people have a little saying or quote in their signature on forums, including this one.

    No offense and I am not trying to make everyone politically correct but some of the signature "sayings" on this forum seem overly aggressive. May I suggest that the saying you have posted be something you would not be embarrassed to speak in public, to your family or to a Prosecutor.

    I don't want to point out anything specific but as an example when the word "kill" is used in the signature that seems more offensive than defensive.

    But of course I respect everyone's right to their own signature.
    Seems to be spliting hairs on the subject.
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    I'm still offended that someone is offended.
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    I guess you can look at this like some people are offended by types of weapons, magazine capacitys,The word kill is in the dictionary and I personally am sick of everyone walking on egg shells trying to be politically correct
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    To stick a woman's .02 in, I have yet to see anything offensive in any of the sig lines. The lack of political correctness is one of the reasons I decided to join in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    I'm still offended that someone is offended.
    Different kind of offense. I really was not trying to make a play on words, I meant offensive is in aggressive not offensive as in it offends me. This is not offensivecarry, but defensivecarry. I just checked and there is no site called offensivecarry.com (which I am glad)
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    I don't pay much attention to the signatures. Links generally grab my attention more than most, and there are always those funny ones worth reading all the way through. I like things short, sweet, and to the point most of the time. Folks have a right to express themselves even if it's in a small way--individuality. If you think your signature is questionable, just state it in a different language.
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