The use of offensive language should not be restricted as such, after all we are an adult community and some times there is no other way to really say what you mean...
I don't fully agree here. While cussing for emphasis is effective, it isn't
the only way to say what you mean
and it can be toned down without loss of context. I've been told here to "get lost" and I wasn't offended- but when someone here told me to "F... off" using the entire word I was
Both mean the same thing but one is an expression of hate and should not be tolerated
Where to draw the line? I don't know but if it's plain that hatefulness was intended there is a problem.
About the "I will be an active member" part I disagree (though I'm pretty active)
A lot of people prefer to be quiet and there's nothing wrong with that.
Where Botox says: "I will know the difference between differing opinions and personal attacks. I will not do anything to embarrass the community or Daily Diapers"
I agree, yet there's some gray area in here
A certain irascible, contrary, and extremely negative long-time member here makes it a point to attack anyone with a differing view rather personally- even to the point of calling the other person stupid. It's not my place to kick this person out but I think it needs to happen. Since this is not the norm from most members I can put up with a little of this http://www.dailydiapers.com/board/public/style_emoticons/default/mellow.gif because this less-than-nice person is making themself the best possible argument against
their way of thinking- anyone with an open mind can plainly see why you shouldn't think or be like this person at all http://www.dailydiapers.com/board/public/style_emoticons/default/tongue.gif I like the way Saya put it about simply respecting each other and I try to do that- I hope I'm doing that well. Saya also notes that some people can't discern between disagreement and personal attacks. That is an easy task- all you have to do is read carefully
and see if they argue the concept or if they argue the person. Respectful debate is a good thing- personal attacks aren't. If you can't argue the concept alone you don't yet know enough about it to make a valid point
. There's not really anything you can do about someone who willingly smears this site or us people except ban them from here. All you can do in know that most of the time people who whine about mistreatment brought it upon themselves, and in the rare cases where they didn't it's easy to figure out that someone else has a problem- then you simply avoid them and their problem!
About not posting while intoxicated- Well I'm against being intoxicated but that is a personal choice so do as you like. Just don't use your intoxication as an excuse for any misdeeds you do- drunk, sober or whatever you are responsible for everything you say or do
period. Intoxication is no excuse because it doesn't change what has happened. If you can't be respectful when you're drunk then stay away from here till you sober up
. If you know you can't control yourself while intoxicated then expect someone else to control you then- if you get banned fron here because of this you darn well deserved it and you'll get no sympathy from me http://www.dailydiapers.com/board/public/style_emoticons/default/ohmy.gif
We shouldn't need rules to live by but since there will always be people who don't want to consider that we're all in this world together without a choice in the matter then become a necessity. Overall DailyDiapers is as well-run a message board as I've ever found. Common sense, tolerance, and respect are the norm here and nobody gets chased off unless they do something that well deserves it. That's why I http://www.dailydiapers.com/board/public/style_emoticons/default/wub.gif this place!