a reply to: Daedalus
Hey, in my daily life I swear like a trooper. I have no problem with curse words in general. But I appreciate the forum that this website provides to
sharpen the mind, exercise my intellect and use the fuller breadth of my vocabulary. I also swore an oath. Ok, I clicked agree when I signed up, but
to me there is no difference. I take my oaths seriously, no matter how they are made, and so when I read the section of the T&C of the site, and
understood that there was to be no usage of foul language, and no rudeness or casual slang bandied about, I have upheld that to the best of my
Do not misunderstand me, I am more than capable of dropping the f-bomb, indeed, I like to deliver that word, and others like it, with Shakespearian
intensity and drama, since they have much greater impact when delivered thus. However, I swore that I would not use them in my communications with
this site and it's esteemed membership, and I do not intend to start doing so now.
The other issue I have with use of poor manners and decorum on the site, is that the issues discussed here can sometimes be very important, not to
mention divisive. If everything descends into rudeness before the conversation can begin to evolve intellectually, that will damage the quality of
threads, forums, and the site in and of itself. I love this website, and I do not want to see it erode in such a fashion. That would be quite
I am not saying that there are black tie areas in the site in which extra care ought to be taken when conversing with other members on a given topic,
but what I am saying is, that some topics are clearly more specifically and seriously focused than others. Those threads which have to do with
science, politics, current affairs like war, famine, disasters, and the like, should be treated with the seriousness and respect that they deserve.
Surely you can understand that, being as you are, a reasonable sort of a chap?