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post #1 of 32
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With the forums half-down, I'm not sure how to get in touch with the mods.

[quote]Originally posted by Scott:
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You had a system "forced" on you when you popped out of your mothers c**t.</strong><hr></blockquote>

hhhmmm...
post #2 of 32
which thread?
post #3 of 32
eeek!
Yet another example of where some members need to really chill, and certaintly not be allowed to say s**t like that!
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post #4 of 32
Yeah, what about those delivered by C-section? Stop discrimination now!
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post #5 of 32
[quote]Originally posted by Matsu:
<strong>Yeah, what about those delivered by C-section? Stop discrimination now!</strong><hr></blockquote>L O L

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post #6 of 32
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Thread is peaceful solutions (of all paces) in fc
post #7 of 32
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Scott removed it.


BTW: I was also delivered by c-section
post #8 of 32
[quote]Originally posted by giant:
<strong>With the forums half-down, I'm not sure how to get in touch with the mods.



hhhmmm...</strong><hr></blockquote>
My mom has a cunt. Your mom has a cunt. Everyone's mother has a cunt. It was said for dramatic effect and not to insult. You need to take that 10 foot rod out of your ass.

 

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post #9 of 32
bullshit....the "c" word is highly offensive and is ONLY used in the most hostile of ways....my mother has a vagina, so does my wife and both my daughters....if you used that other word to any one of the four women i just mentioned i would kick your ****ing ass so damn hard you would shit through you eyelids for the rest of your very short life....g
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post #10 of 32
Gentlemen, I believe the bottom line here is that society in general considers usage of the word in that context as impolite and inappropriate. I know you all know how to act properly, and you know when to say certain things and when not to. So regardless of whether or not everyone's mother "has one" and despite the dramatic effect that was attempted, those reasons do not justify the action nor are they the only ways of achieving dramatic effect, respectively.

Then again, it was in Fireside Chat, and, well, there are reasons some 'people' are not terribly enamoured with keeping that forum around.
post #11 of 32
[quote]Originally posted by BR:
<strong>
My mom has a cunt. Your mom has a cunt. Everyone's mother has a cunt. It was said for dramatic effect and not to insult. You need to take that 10 foot rod out of your ass.</strong><hr></blockquote> How old are you?
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post #12 of 32
just another reason why AppleInsider is getting more and more pathetic by the day
post #13 of 32
i dunno... offensive, yea... but since when was bad taste a crime? I thought it was a right... If you don't like it - feel free to point out why, but I think everyone should speak their mind... you can't know someone well if you don't know what their thinking.....

btw: I'm a c-section too...
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post #14 of 32
Thread Starter 
I'm glad there are other civil and intelligent folks on AI. Thanks.

Also, there are rules in the posting guidelines about this:

5. Sexually graphic or otherwise offensive material is strictly forbidden. AppleInsider will strive to maintain a work-friendly and family-friendly environment in regards to pornography and hate-speech. These cases are up to the discretion of the moderators and administration.
Pursuant to this, toilet humor is not tolerated. It is expected that the membership can conduct themselves with enough maturity to avoid such idiocy.

7. While foul language is tolerated to a certain extent, profanity in the title of threads is not allowed. Excessive, unnecessary use of profanity (again, at the moderators' discretion) is not welcome.

[ 10-18-2002: Message edited by: giant ]</p>
post #15 of 32
[quote]Originally posted by grad student:
<strong>i dunno... offensive, yea... but since when was bad taste a crime? I thought it was a right... If you don't like it - feel free to point out why, but I think everyone should speak their mind... you can't know someone well if you don't know what their thinking.....

btw: I'm a c-section too...</strong><hr></blockquote>

It's not a crime. However, AI is a private place, and as such, you are not promised free speech nor do you require it. We do have a <a href="http://forums.appleinsider.com/guidelines.html" target="_blank">set of guidelines</a> that we would like people to uphold. We would also like to think that we don't have to hold people's hands in order to get them to exhibit some proper social skills.

Basically, if you want to be rude (and yes, that comment was rude for those who cannot tell) it is suggested that you participate on another board that accepts that sort of behaviour.
post #16 of 32
I'm trying to think of any social situation, even amongst my closest friends rather than a bunch of people I know a few snippets about through a web browser, where such a comment as that at the top of this thread would be considered anything other than completely inappropriate.

And I honestly can't.
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post #17 of 32
Thin-skinned?
post #18 of 32
[quote]Originally posted by pusherman:
<strong>Thin-skinned?</strong><hr></blockquote>Hmm.

Immature? Poor tact? Inappropriate for an international discussion forum?

Yes, yes, and yes.
post #19 of 32
It's not being thin-skinned, it's called having a little class.
post #20 of 32
[quote]Originally posted by kelib:
<strong> How old are you?</strong><hr></blockquote>

Old enough to be mature enough to not be offended by silly little words.

 

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post #21 of 32
[quote]Originally posted by murbot:
<strong>It's not being thin-skinned, it's called having a little class.</strong><hr></blockquote>

No stop beating me with your words! The physical harm! Someone on an internet forum said something I feel is distasteful! I am forever scarred!

Feh, get over it.

 

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post #22 of 32
[quote]Originally posted by BR:
<strong>The physical harm!</strong><hr></blockquote>Psychological abuse can easily be as bad or worse than physical abuse.
post #23 of 32
I don't find it offensive, because I don't go around looking for benign words and phrases to offend me. In other words, I'm not hypersensitive, especially on the internet.

Is profanity classy? No. Is it an indicator of intelligence? Generally not. Coolness? I don't think so, but the point is arguable among different crowds.

Anyway, there's no free speech on a private server, the rules are there as a courtesy, and they can be followed when and if a moderator wishes. If the particular rule that was 'enacted' in censoring this word was enacted to the fullest extent, I'm sure we'd be soing quite a bit more moderation, for very little effect (most who are adult enough to consider the profanity inappropriate have also dealt with these types of things enough times to not let it bother them). So it doesn't happen... unless, of course, there is demand, and interest drawn toward the issue, which this thread caused. So the moderators just did something about it.

I see both sides of the issue.

I hope people start to take advantage of this reaction more, and the moderators get swamped and tired of censoring silly words that we've all heard before and shouldn't be so highly bothered and sensitive about. Maybe then people will get over it, or better yet, find more articulate ways to express their feelings in the first place, than profanity. (Hint: it's not as hard as you think.)
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post #24 of 32
[quote]Originally posted by Brad:
<strong>Psychological abuse can easily be as bad or worse than physical abuse.</strong><hr></blockquote>

One four letter word on an internet forum hardly counts as pyschological abuse. If someone is psychologically traumatized from reading it, they had existing problems to begin with.

 

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post #25 of 32
[quote]Originally posted by bradbower:
Maybe then people will get over it, or better yet, find more articulate ways to express their feelings in the first place, than profanity. (Hint: it's not as hard as you think.)<hr></blockquote>

Sometimes "profanity" can be used to most accurately depict how we feel about a certain issue.

 

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post #26 of 32
That's an arguable point. You can never have too much clarity; profane language is often overused and hackneyed to the point of a very loose definition. I won't even mention that many people will write off your opinion/point as stupidity when you choose to resort to being profane about itit's too easy that way. If you 're really trying to get a point acrost (and you may not be, subconsciously, trying to succeed in doing so), you could think of a better way to put things.

For heaven's sakes, just try before you discount it.
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post #27 of 32
Look, guys, we really don't care what you think about the word, usage of the word, usage of similar words, etceteras. It's not open for debate here. This is a closed issued.

We don't want that type of behaviour on these boards.

So you can continue to beat it into the ground all you want, but we've made up our minds. That's why we wrote the <a href="http://forums.appleinsider.com/guidelines.html" target="_blank">posting guidelines</a> that you have seen at the top of the site for a while.

If there are any other questions in regards to this issue, or if you for some reason cannot understand what we ask of you in regards to your personal behaviour on these boards, e-mail or private message me.
post #28 of 32
Dang, no need to get out the attitude. I think we all get what you're trying to say. We were just discussing it, maybe discussing the pointlessness of prifanity, and in my case at least, the instances on which these posting guidelines are followed (when somebody complains, or it annoys/offends one of the mods personally).

Hm, more thoughts. I've wanted to say this for a while:

All of the mods here are cool, and can be decent folk... but what I don't understand is why, once some of them become a moderator, they get this power trip thing where they think anyone who wants to discuss is automatically disagreeing or challenging or "usurping" them (to quote another thread), and they have to constantly assert themselves and act like they're really putting their foot down? Lighten up, you're a maintainer for an online bulletin board about computer rumors.

[Just to clarify before I get flamed, I'm only talking about some behavior of some of the mods, and it's all my own personal observations. kthxbye.]
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post #29 of 32
I think most of the moderators assert themselves in such a way in Suggestions is because people come here with a problem like the one in this thread, and we are expected to remedy that situation. In a case such as this, we are expected to uphold a set of guidelines we have posted, and if we do not show some respect to those, then who will?

And discussing the use of profanity is fine... it's just not terribly appropriate for the Suggestion forum. The only reason we would really be discussing this would be if a suggestion were being made - hence the title of the forum
post #30 of 32
[quote]Originally posted by M3D Jack:
<strong>And discussing the use of profanity is fine... it's just not terribly appropriate for the Suggestion forum. The only reason we would really be discussing this would be if a suggestion were being made - hence the title of the forum </strong><hr></blockquote>

I suggest we re-examine the the guideline that prohibits certain indefinable excessive profanity.

 

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Guys, Dead horse.
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