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Old 04-02-2004, 02:17 AM
shijinn shijinn is offline
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suggestion for the bbq pit

since vulgarities are not allowed in the other forums, why don't we prohibit them in the thread titles as well? for the same reason these are confined within the pit, they should not be in thread titles as they will show up when the 'new posts' button is used.

just a suggestion.
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Old 04-02-2004, 03:16 AM
Berkut Berkut is offline
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Where does it say that vulgarity is not allowed in the other forums?
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Old 04-02-2004, 08:04 AM
shijinn shijinn is offline
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hmn? i'd just assumed. nevermind then..
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Old 04-02-2004, 08:08 AM
C K Dexter Haven C K Dexter Haven is offline
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Other forums prohibit direct personal insults against other members, some stricter than others, but that's the broad insult, regardless of vulgarity.

In most forums, a tiny bit of vulgarity is often useful to emphasize a point or stress something, but most long-time posters figure out that vulgarity generally detracts from their debating position, or from their response, or whatever. We've thus sometimes clamped down on excessive vulgarity -- admittedly, a somewhat subjective perspective, but the cases have been pretty obvious. I mean, when "fuck" or some derivation thereof is used three times in every sentence, one draws the line.

However, we've never put any restrictions on language usage, so far as I recall.
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Old 04-02-2004, 08:21 AM
Uncommon Sense Uncommon Sense is offline
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You bring up a good point. The new posts button displays all thread titles like you said even the ghastly vulgar Pit ones.
Mostly, vulgarity is frowned upon in the other forums, though I don`t think it is forbode. You have a better chance of envoking the Jerk rule and having a Mod come down on you if you curse though.
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Old 04-02-2004, 09:28 AM
Bruce_Daddy Bruce_Daddy is offline
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Originally Posted by C K Dexter Haven
However, we've never put any restrictions on language usage, so far as I recall.
Thank you. I've seen "cussin' in the pit only!" a hundred times but never saw a rule about it.

...bookmarks this thread for future reference...
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Old 04-02-2004, 12:29 PM
Lynn Bodoni Lynn Bodoni is offline
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While we're on the subject, swearing is NOT mandatory in the Pit. Some people apparently think it is, and will includ random swear words "because this is the Pit". It looks stupid, to me. Also, any Pit thread that's created solely to swear will be locked and the OP warned. You want to type dirty words, open a word processor and type away. Or go to another message board. Any thread that's opened just to type insults will also be closed, again with a warning.

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Old 04-02-2004, 12:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Lynn Bodoni
While we're on the subject, swearing is NOT mandatory in the Pit. Some people apparently think it is, and will includ random swear words "because this is the Pit". It looks stupid, to me. Also, any Pit thread that's created solely to swear will be locked and the OP warned. You want to type dirty words, open a word processor and type away. Or go to another message board. Any thread that's opened just to type insults will also be closed, again with a warning.

Lynn
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What about joke threads, Lynn?

d&r
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Old 04-02-2004, 03:32 PM
John Carter of Mars John Carter of Mars is offline
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"Lynn
Queen of the Pit"

With apologies to Dave & Sugar:

She's the Queen of the Straightdope pit-threads
She rules a funky kingdom
A ban-stick is her scepter and a mod-hat is her crown
Now the jesters flock around her
tryin’ to win her favors
To see if one can take the Queen of the Straightdope pit-threads down

Now her royal dress is satin it’s shabby and it’s torn
Her royal jewels are rhinestones her shoes are scuffed and worn
Of the many roads she’s been down, and the places that she’s seen
Well, they all look at her and say: "God save the Queen"

Another D&R
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