reply to post by SkepticOverlord
So you feel that because chat cannot be edited,and that because people may tend to blurt out something offensive that it's fair to make the rules
How does that make any sense at all SO? Some of the people who chat in there are teenagers,and yes,they are prone to outbursts at times.So they should
be punished for that? Ridiculous.
And as far as Free form discussion goes...
Like I said before,Most of us who make up the chat community know one another fairly well.Enough to know if we'll be potentially offended or not by
what that person says.We know each other's quirks and faults for better or worse.We do a pretty good job of keeping it together without people
shouting "T&Cs,T&C's!!" in our ears every five minutes.
Someone like Heike,and some other "conservative" users who rant and rave about being offended must've somehow failed to realize that there IS AN
Truth is people like that won't use the IGNORE feature because if they ignored everyone who offended them they'd have no one to talk to.
All I'm saying is that the mods (Who are actually more understanding than most) and yourself,need to think about the fact that chat IS FREE FORM
DISCUSSION.Whether you like it or not,that's what it is by it's very nature.
Things are gonna be said,sensitivities will get offended,just as if we were all really in the same room.That's the beauty of it.
Diluting it with childish restrictions really cuts back on every aspect of chat,and in my opinon,reduces the overall experience.
One more thing I'd like to add.
Myself and quite a few other members have been asking the mods to see if we can get an Adult chat room,so that those who are offended easily can be
seperated from those who are more....open minded,for lack of a better term.
The argument that usually comes is that There is no way to verify age.To me this isn't really an issue.Most of the people under 18 talk about things
that make even me blush (and that's pretty hard to do lol).So why not just have two chat rooms,so that no one gets offended,people don't get banned
left and right,and every can chat in their own way?
[edit on 2/26/2009 by DocGonzo]