Ah, I suppose public enemy No.1 ought to sign in.
I made a post containing two words which were banned, which has probably set off this whole thread.
Please note: I posted them to point out that there is a flaw with the swear filter. I chose two words, which I consider to be of less offensive nature: ****: which means the same as crap - (I believe crap is the nastier word), and ********: which sounds like rollocks (I find ******* is far more offensive).
Let it be said that I avoided far worse words that I have never
used in my everyday life.
(You should add crap and ******* to the list. I was told off once for using the word poof).
Having posted this, I was dropped on like a ton of bricks: OK - hands up, I was wrong - I deserved a
and a deleted post.
However, I felt extremely foolish after what was actually only a joke, and I would like it on record that I am a decent human being, who abides by every rule in life, and did not enjoy the experience of being warned with points, etc.
I was on the verge of leaving just at the point that the "points" were revoked, BTW: I'll stick it out for now.
Howell raises very valid points re double standards: his points should be taken in and considered carefully, (as I'm sure they are).
One person complains about crudeness, however you want to refer to it, then themselves go on to post what I find to be offensive - and I have seen it in the case of Mods as much as anyone.
Double standards abound, I'm afraid, and heavy handedness is not always the answer.
BigFoot pointed something out to me yesterday which some may not have liked, and said I ought to change it, which I did, without a moment's thought. I came away from that a far happier individual.