Where are these bylaws at? I clicked on the tab above "RULES" and nothing is said in regard to swearing.
I'm just curious.
I personally think it falls under the "be respectful" clause.
We have resisted creating a long list of forum conduct rules since our inception. We have always felt that was counter productive and quite frankly can feel oppressive.
For that reason we have not put that into our rules. We have always felt that when posting content in a public area that it is prudent to be respectful of how your words would be taken by others. A lot of the members have children, and some really don't like to be subjected to profanity. Its their lifestyle and their choice to live that way. I think we should respect that.
Things will occasionally slip, we all know that. If we make a rule about it then we have to deal with the issue. If we don't and we leave it to your discretion, we only have to deal with it when it becomes offensive.
I didn't take BB's post as an admonition or reprimand. I took it as a plea from someone who does not like to read profanity to all the members of the clinic.
Thanks to Steven for reposting it. I needed the reminder as I tend to use replacement characters to express myself from time to time and don't need to do so to make a point.
, the Clinic does not need to be like church on Sunday. And I don't really think BB meant his post that way.
Just another $.02