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    Profanity in the Christian forum

    I am concerned about the amount of profanity I've been seeing here on the Chrisitian Board. One would think this would be a no-brainer, but apparently I have to address it.

    Now, first of all, I am NOT addressing the two "Cursing" threads. The discussion is about cuss-words themselves and is a perfectly legitimate topic for a writer's board.

    But I've been seeing a disturbing tendency to use profanity in general discussions here and I'm going to ask you to stop. Although the "naughty word filter" has been removed from the board software, some Mods have implemented a "No Profanity" rule on their individual boards. I did not think it would be necessary here, but apparently it is.

    Therefore, please don't use any profanity here. This includes using asterisks to mask something that is clearly profanity. We're all writers here, and we can find better alternatives.

    Thank you.
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    I have profanity in my scrpts. Is that okay????


    And I have adopted a pretty firm rule of NOT using profanity in my internet conversations. It's a slipery slope that I've fallen into before.

    But still ... do you want me to censor my scripts?
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    I am referring to using profanity conversationally on the Christian Forum only. I've no authority (or interest) in censoring anyone in any other context.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger J Carlson View Post
    I am referring to using profanity conversationally on the Christian Forum only. I've no authority (or interest) in censoring anyone in any other context.


    It's NOT the end of steam, it's the end of CHEAP steam.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger J Carlson View Post
    I am concerned about the amount of profanity I've been seeing here on the Chrisitian Board. One would think this would be a no-brainer, but apparently I have to address it.

    Now, first of all, I am NOT addressing the two "Cursing" threads. The discussion is about cuss-words themselves and is a perfectly legitimate topic for a writer's board.

    But I've been seeing a disturbing tendency to use profanity in general discussions here and I'm going to ask you to stop. Although the "naughty word filter" has been removed from the board software, some Mods have implemented a "No Profanity" rule on their individual boards. I did not think it would be necessary here, but apparently it is.

    Therefore, please don't use any profanity here. This includes using asterisks to mask something that is clearly profanity. We're all writers here, and we can find better alternatives.

    Thank you.
    Hey Roger, can I also add that folks shouldn't get bent out of shape when we talk about Christianity in the Christian board and our faith in Christ?

    thanks!!!

    kim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dancre View Post
    Hey Roger, can I also add that folks shouldn't get bent out of shape when we talk about Christianity in the Christian board and our faith in Christ?

    thanks!!!

    kim
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