A Homemade Life
Welcome to Homemade Life.

To take full advantage of everything offered by our forum, please log in if you are already a member or join our community if not ....

Chilli-head
Who is online?
In total there is 0 user online :: 0 Registered, 0 Hidden and 0 Guests :: 1 Bot

None

Most users ever online was 62 on 10th April 2015, 8:24 am
Latest topics
» whats on the menu
by Chilli-head 21st June 2018, 10:12 pm

» What are you harvesting today?
by FloBear 20th June 2018, 10:06 pm

» Proud for once ....
by freebird 18th June 2018, 8:22 am

» Summer has arrived in the garden in June
by Chilli-head 17th June 2018, 9:22 pm

» An excellent walk - 3 days in Snowdonia
by FloBear 8th June 2018, 6:23 pm

» The magazine rack
by Chilli-head 1st June 2018, 4:44 pm

» Hoping there May be a bit less rain on the garden !
by Chilli-head 31st May 2018, 8:40 pm

» Housekeeping
by Dandelion 31st May 2018, 4:42 pm

» Breadmaker recipes
by FloBear 8th May 2018, 9:16 am

» Hand Weeding Tool
by FloBear 2nd May 2018, 5:03 pm

» Gardening between the April showers
by FloBear 30th April 2018, 8:52 am

» What have I done in the workshop today?
by Chilli-head 28th April 2018, 6:51 pm

» Knitting in the round
by FloBear 12th April 2018, 11:51 am

» Anyone braving the garden in March ?
by Chilli-head 1st April 2018, 10:21 pm

» Seed swap anyone?
by FloBear 15th March 2018, 3:56 pm

» Waste collection consultation
by Ploshkin 4th March 2018, 9:20 am

» Hungry Birds
by Dandelion 3rd March 2018, 9:49 pm

» "Popular contents" newsletters
by Dandelion 1st March 2018, 10:45 pm

» It's now more difficult to dispose of plastic waste
by Hairyloon 27th February 2018, 1:58 pm

» What can *I* do ?
by Chilli-head 27th February 2018, 11:59 am

Statistics
We have 238 registered users
The newest registered user is Pat B.

Our users have posted a total of 45562 messages in 2355 subjects
HML on FaceBook
RSS feeds



Donate to our Charity
The Homemade life supports Kiva - microloans for people in developing countries working to change their lives.  These loans are repaid to our KIVA account, so your donation is used many times to help different people - literally the gift that keeps on giving..

Swearing on the forum

Go down

default Swearing on the forum

Post by Adrian on 11th September 2010, 11:58 am

So.

Some of you will have noticed that you can swear on the forum. I appreciate that there will be mixed reactions to this.

I want to explain why you can swear here and why I hope that you will think hard about choosing to do so.

When I set up the forum I made the choice to not build a word censor list of swears, words that would be replaced with a "bleep" as I decided that wanted to trust that adults who used this forum would appreciate that they are responsible for the environment we all inhabit, both the digital space and the meat space.

So, why no censor list? Well one be easy to start, there are at least two that are bleeped out on most "nice" fora, but after that, where do you stop - words some may regard as acceptable, others would find offensive. The thing is that I want this forum to be a no censor place, that means that only in the most extreme times will I allow posts to be deleted or censored, I would like to say that it will never happen, but never is a long time and I know that circumstances change.

With regard to the potential image that this ability projects.

I came to the conclusion that I want the forum to grow slowly and organically, to attract like minded souls together who are serious about change and the world around us, I do not want it to be an online pony club or a place to pretend that all in the world is sweetness and light.

In the real world people swear, some to great excess, some only occasionally and in the real world there are words that I do not tolerate and will not on the forum - however, I trust my members to be the adults they are and self censor. If reading the odd swear puts a guest off from joining as a member, then the chances are that they would not be right for us anyway.

I hope this explains the way I am thinking on this matter.

................................................................................................................................
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
avatar
Adrian
Founder and crotchety old git who wanders around in a threadbare dressing gown muttering

Posts : 2950
Join date : 2009-11-06
Age : 48
Location : Paradise, Nova Scotia

http://www.paradisepapercraft.ca

Back to top Go down

default Re: Swearing on the forum

Post by Compostwoman on 11th September 2010, 12:23 pm

I had noticed, when reading the article about Micheal O'Leary - I just thought it was a quote so that was why.

In my comment I could have used much ruder words than the one I did, but I didn't.

Mind you , he had already been quoted using most of them, anyway.. Smile

Compostwoman

Posts : 5689
Join date : 2009-11-08

Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum