First off, let me say I appreciate the moving of MPSIMS-type threads from the Pit to that forum. The boundaries had been getting blurrier, it seemed to me, over the last year or two. A campfire-level rant really shouldn’t be cluttering up the place where volcanoes go to erupt, just because someone swears in it.
This is the latest thread to be moved. Given the type of responses it’s been getting, yeh, it’s MPSIMS material. I notice, though, that “fucking” has been left in the title. So I’d ask for a clarification:
What along those lines is acceptable for MPSIMS? For titles, for posts? There’s a wide gray area between an obscenity-laced tirade and one wholly free of naughty words.
Can we get some guidance on this, or is it like pornography – you know it when you see it?
Heh, when you find out let me know. My take has been that some swearing in MPSIMS is OK, but a full-blown cussing screed is probably too harsh. So far, there’s only been one Pit thread that needed to be moved but which was simply too colorful for Cafe Society, so I closed it and suggested the OP start a new one. There are definitely limits – I don’t want to move threads titled “I broke a goddamn motherfucking goat-felching nail!” to other forums.
However, as far as I know there’s no official consensus on how much swearing is OK outside the Pit. Maybe some older, wiser and probably hairier mods/admins can chime in and educate my innocent and naive self.
Please tell me that you had to search the internet for hours to find that morsel.
And to answer your question, in Mr. Ruby’s case, no, he’s not a victim of COS[sup]TM[/sup]. He does suffer, however, from the dread Fuzzy Ears Syndrome[sup]TM[/sup]. He gets rather annoyed at the rapid rate the hair can regenerate, too.