PDA

View Full Version : Serious Question



mebanedeac
03-25-2011, 10:35 AM
First, I hate division. That is sad; but, it is beyond me.

My question is: why is it supposed that cussing and vulgarity makes a better board?

Honestly, it almost sounds like teen-age boys getting away from their parents so that they can try out all the vulgar expressions they know and perhaps learn some more.

Offensive language adds nothing to the communication of useful information or to the establishment of good relations.

I recognize that these comments will be unwelcome by many, perhaps most. IMO, the new board will be much more inviting and substantive without the bad language.

TWDeac
03-25-2011, 10:37 AM
First, I hate division. That is sad; but, it beyond me.

My question is: why is it supposed that cussing and vulgarity makes a better board?

Honestly, it almost sounds like teen-age boys getting away from their parents so that they can try out all the vulgar expressions they know and perhaps learn some more.

Offensive language adds nothing to the communication of useful information or to the establishment of good relations.

I recognize that these comments will be unwelcome by many, perhaps most. IMO, the new board will be much more inviting and substantive without the bad language.

We are all grown ups. We should be treated as so. If you don't like the bad language, we will eventually be implementing a user set censor.

Baby Jebus Deac
03-25-2011, 10:40 AM
We are all grown ups. We should be treated as so. If you don't like the bad language, we will eventually be implementing a user set censor.


FUCK, yeah!!

Screamindemon3
03-25-2011, 10:44 AM
FUCK, yeah!!

:trance1:

DCDeac
03-25-2011, 10:45 AM
First, I hate division. That is sad; but, it beyond me.

My question is: why is it supposed that cussing and vulgarity makes a better board?

Honestly, it almost sounds like teen-age boys getting away from their parents so that they can try out all the vulgar expressions they know and perhaps learn some more.

Offensive language adds nothing to the communication of useful information or to the establishment of good relations.

I recognize that these comments will be unwelcome by many, perhaps most. IMO, the new board will be much more inviting and substantive without the bad language.

I defy you to use the English language to fully convey the experience of watching our football and basketball teams this year without the use of profanity.

It is unpossible.

wfumike02
03-25-2011, 10:46 AM
After what's been going on over on DS lately, I think it's more about having an open forum with no rules.

The tone has been a lot better too. Maybe the cursing provides an outlet so people don't feel the need to make personal attacks.

IrishSlim
03-25-2011, 10:46 AM
No one's forcing you to curse. And I'm sure nothing will be typed here that you haven't heard/read before.

TuffaloDeac10
03-25-2011, 11:07 AM
First, I hate division. That is sad; but, it beyond me.

My question is: why is it supposed that cussing and vulgarity makes a better board?
Honestly, it almost sounds like teen-age boys getting away from their parents so that they can try out all the vulgar expressions they know and perhaps learn some more.

Offensive language adds nothing to the communication of useful information or to the establishment of good relations.

I recognize that these comments will be unwelcome by many, perhaps most. IMO, the new board will be much more inviting and substantive without the bad language.

My take is that it's part of an overall attitude of laissez-faire from the moderating team here, rather than an end in and of itself. Although there has been a bit of a novelty effect with the cursing.

Kitty
03-25-2011, 11:09 AM
vagina

ImTheCaptain
03-25-2011, 11:13 AM
i actually prefer when swearing was censored, either by scout/OGBboards and/or self-censoring. :shrug

jaybone
03-25-2011, 11:14 AM
Rick Santorum

deacvision7
03-25-2011, 11:16 AM
No one's forcing you to curse. And I'm sure nothing will be typed here that you haven't heard/read before.

Cock juggling thunder-cunt

Milhouse
03-25-2011, 11:26 AM
i actually prefer when swearing was censored, either by scout/OGBboards and/or self-censoring. :shrug

you would

Teamramrod
03-25-2011, 11:27 AM
MOMMY MOMMY MOMMY!!!! THEY SAID A NAUGHTY WORD!!!!

DCDeac
03-25-2011, 11:38 AM
Can somebody (seriously) explain to me why it's better to see:

"Go **** yourself."

instead of

"Go fuck yourself."

I mean, you really don't know what the stars meant? Or seeing the actual letters there is just too disturbing? It's akin to spelling out words instead of saying them in front of a kid that has already learned how to spell. At some point as an adult the stars shouldn't be so effective...

deacvision7
03-25-2011, 11:40 AM
dF1NUposXVQ

TWDeac
03-25-2011, 11:41 AM
dF1NUposXVQ

You are needed in mod central

PhDeac
03-25-2011, 12:14 PM
mebane, there are now multiple places where Wake fans are posting about Wake athletics. You can post on the other one if this forum offends you. Thankfully, we now have a choice.

DeacKillsaDevil
03-25-2011, 12:46 PM
The only thing I would be worried about is people getting trouble at work because posts here set off some kind notification with their IT folks.

Sent from my HERO200 using Tapatalk

JackBurden
03-25-2011, 01:10 PM
the idea of this board is that you are adults and we treat you as such. the hope is that with reduced moderation, people will take more responsibility for their posts instead of trying to pound against constantly-shifting and ill-defined moderator restrictions or posting something borderline and thinking, "the mods will clean it up if i went over the line."

if the cursing is a problem for you, twdeac is working on a user-set filter, and i'm sure the volume will decrease as the novelty wears off.

Sgt Hulka
03-25-2011, 01:13 PM
No one's forcing you to curse. And I'm sure nothing will be typed here that you haven't heard/read before.

Not so sure about that...Moon/zzzz has continued to surprise me with his warped mind and his ability to post some really weird shit!:werd:

ThinkingWithMyDeac
03-25-2011, 01:25 PM
Sent from my HERO200 using Tapatalk

http://www.best-choice-tech.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/HTC-hero200-Y.jpg

PhonsoINT
03-25-2011, 06:50 PM
I'd rather see the word than a bunch of ******. I think it gets your point across with more emphasis!

DeaconSlim2.0
03-25-2011, 07:30 PM
First, I hate division. That is sad; but, it beyond me.

My question is: why is it supposed that cussing and vulgarity makes a better board?

Honestly, it almost sounds like teen-age boys getting away from their parents so that they can try out all the vulgar expressions they know and perhaps learn some more.

Offensive language adds nothing to the communication of useful information or to the establishment of good relations.

I recognize that these comments will be unwelcome by many, perhaps most. IMO, the new board will be much more inviting and substantive without the bad language.

Fuck you!


i actually prefer when swearing was censored, either by scout/OGBboards and/or self-censoring. :shrug

And fuck you too!!

:wiggle:

:willynilly:

KidA23
03-25-2011, 07:55 PM
mebane, there are now multiple places where Wake fans are posting about Wake athletics. You can post on the other one if this forum offends you. Thankfully, we now have a choice.

This. Not sure how it's a bad thing for Wake fans to have multiple forums and outlets to talk Wake sports and that those choices accompany varying levels of discretion, restrictions, and membership. It's not like this board was started because there was a huge demand among Wake fans to use profanity in their posts. Rather, the ability to say fuck or shit is just a side effect of having an alternative place to talk Wake sports that is not affiliated with either (1) a major sports content network (Fox) or (2) the Wake Forest athletic department.

RiskyBusiness
03-26-2011, 07:43 AM
First, I hate division. That is sad; but, it beyond me.

My question is: why is it supposed that cussing and vulgarity makes a better board?

Honestly, it almost sounds like teen-age boys getting away from their parents so that they can try out all the vulgar expressions they know and perhaps learn some more.

Offensive language adds nothing to the communication of useful information or to the establishment of good relations.

I recognize that these comments will be unwelcome by many, perhaps most. IMO, the new board will be much more inviting and substantive without the bad language.

Mebane, I get your point. I am ok with folks having an open forum, but I also find the vulgarity childish. However, once the novelty wears off, I expect most of the cussing will be reserved for deserving comments about our basketball program.

sailordeac
03-26-2011, 08:03 AM
It's new and everybody is trying to behave better and waiting to see what happens. I don't think that the behavior here has much to do with cursing, or not cursing.

MBDeac08
03-26-2011, 09:14 AM
Its amazing how people get up in arms about cuss words, but have no problem with violence and sex that gets portrayed in the media. If you, an adult, can not handle reading some curse words, I'm not sure the ones who are cussing are being childish. Vulgarity is not a problem when used in the right setting and not directed at someone in a personal attack.

And lol at someone being worried that a poster might get in trouble at work because of some cusswords on the board. I'd guess the boss is going to have a bigger problem with them wasting time on here than reading cusswords.

Have a happy fucking day.

TWDeac
03-26-2011, 09:35 AM
Either way, the optional profanity censor is currently active with some words in the database, but it certainly isn't a comprehensive list. I'll make an announcement about it when I have the list more or less finished.

ellisat2
03-26-2011, 10:59 AM
I agree with Captain on this. Doesn't really make a difference to me to read the ****. Plus, I had fun on the other boards trying to guess what people wrote, and writing words with strange number of *s to see if people could figure out what I said.

I think that the cursing is fine, but some people enjoy it like 13-year-olds, which is dumb. I started on this board the same way, but the novelty wore off and I've decided that I won't cuss on here anymore.

I certainly think that profanity in thread titles should be censored by the mods for the sake of those who may not want to get buried in creative profanity.

THE DEUCE
03-26-2011, 01:28 PM
use it in moderation

PhDeac
03-26-2011, 01:32 PM
Its amazing how people get up in arms about cuss words, but have no problem with violence and sex that gets portrayed in the media. If you, an adult, can not handle reading some curse words, I'm not sure the ones who are cussing are being childish. Vulgarity is not a problem when used in the right setting and not directed at someone in a personal attack.

And lol at someone being worried that a poster might get in trouble at work because of some cusswords on the board. I'd guess the boss is going to have a bigger problem with them wasting time on here than reading cusswords.

Have a happy fucking day.

Personally, I am against violence and sex on this board.

mothersodear
03-26-2011, 01:36 PM
Either way, the optional profanity censor is currently active with some words in the database, but it certainly isn't a comprehensive list. I'll make an announcement about it when I have the list more or less finished.

Do you want someone to start a thread asking for suggestions for your list?

mebanedeac
03-26-2011, 01:46 PM
Its amazing how people get up in arms about cuss words, but have no problem with violence and sex that gets portrayed in the media. If you, an adult, can not handle reading some curse words, I'm not sure the ones who are cussing are being childish. Vulgarity is not a problem when used in the right setting and not directed at someone in a personal attack.

And lol at someone being worried that a poster might get in trouble at work because of some cusswords on the board. I'd guess the boss is going to have a bigger problem with them wasting time on here than reading cusswords.

Have a happy fucking day.

What in the world makes you think I am OK with sex and violence in the media?

deacvision7
03-26-2011, 02:20 PM
Do you want someone to start a thread asking for suggestions for your list?

There already is one on the Pit.

ThinkingWithMyDeac
03-26-2011, 03:18 PM
Im glad that this board is not following the trend in the pussification of America.

ChrisL68
03-27-2011, 10:37 AM
Well, apparently ogboards is now a cuss word on Deacon Sports.