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Language on the forum

Postby Harold_V » Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:18 am

Readers,
I noticed a general degradation of the language being posted on the board. Please reconsider the way you present your offerings if you are responsible for language that isn't acceptable for family viewing.

The founder of the forum prefers that posts be such that they can be viewed by children without fear of being exposed to questionable content. Posts should not contain even hidden messages that allude to vulgarity or profanity. Those that do are subject to editing, or being deleted.

Thanks for your cooperation.

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Re: Language on the forum

Postby gravy » Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:25 pm

Harold,

One of the things that I appreciate about this forum is the generally "gentlemanly" tone. Courtesy is a good thing. We can disagree without being vulgar.

(Hmmm... I've got an idea for a thread).

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Re: Language on the forum

Postby Harold_V » Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:47 pm

gravy wrote:Harold,

One of the things that I appreciate about this forum is the generally "gentlemanly" tone. Courtesy is a good thing. We can disagree without being vulgar.

For that you can thank the founder of the forum, along with Marty, our very capable administrator. They, long ago, established policy that demands those that follow the board use their best of manners. It's been a tough assignment for me, if for no other reason, I'm not the most diplomatic individual I know, and I'm inclined to speak my mind, often not pleasantly. You might say I am benefitting from their wisdom in that I am now much more tolerant of folks with which I do not agree (there's no shortage).

Thanks for your nice comments.

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Re: Language on the forum

Postby already-old » Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:13 pm

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Harold you must be from the old school like many of the other old goats here like myself. The old world metal working class of folks just were not up to todays world of correctness and when some idiot posed a problem or situation that was uncalled for, he usually was quickly put in his place with very little tact! Right!! ;))

Like a guy that went to sleep on a long bore job and run the bar up the spindle taper! A solid carbide one at that!! WHAT THE *#^! were you thinking!!

By the Way: That was on my prize Dean Smith Grace lathe!!


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Re: Language on the forum

Postby Harold_V » Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:55 am

From my perspective, it's more of upholding the values that are expected of readers by the owner of the board. I'm a rather coarse individual, known to talk up a blue streak----but we present a forum that is, hopefully, acceptable for children to view. I must modify my own behavior in order to comply, which I do with pleasure.

A long shot, maybe, but having manners when interacting with others isn't too much to ask, and it makes for a much more pleasant experience for those that prefer a friendly environment. So then, while I'm not the polished individual I might hope to be, I try to live up to the expected standards that are set for us by our site administrator as well as the site owner. Both of them set high standards, and are gentlemen of the highest caliber.

I take my assignment as a moderator seriously. I feel it's a requirement if we hope to maintain some semblance of order and decency. To that end I try to enforce the few rules by which we operate. Some are offended---feel they have a right to speak their minds---even to be disruptive. Needless to say, we can't have that, for we then wouldn't enjoy the peace and calm that many enjoy with our somewhat more stringent (albeit archaic) tight control. Makes for a much nicer forum, where folks need not fear being flamed, or having to tolerate unnecessary rudeness.

An aside-----I operated, briefly, a 42" DSG lathe, many years ago. Nice machine. I think I might understand being a little hot under the collar, had what you described happened to a lathe of mine.

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Re: Language on the forum

Postby Harold_V » Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:44 pm

There appears to be some confusion about what is, and what isn't acceptable in the way of language on this forum.

It's simple.

The use of acronyms to replace unacceptable words is not acceptable. If the comment posted implies something less than acceptable, it, too, is not acceptable. Thus far I have been editing posts, but if it continues, I'll simply delete the offending posts. I don't want to do that, but without cooperation I'll be left with no choice.

Readers, those of you that are inclined to use coarse language---reign it in. If I can do it, you can do it.

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Re: Language on the forum

Postby Mark in Modesto » Sat Oct 01, 2011 2:45 pm

And, while we're on the subject, I'm sick and tired of cliches, and I'm bound and determined to stop using them, so help me God!

(Just thought I'd toss a little humor in...the above statement is pretty much all cliches)


I totally agree with the intention of this thread...thank you!



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Re: Language on the forum

Postby gravy » Sat Oct 01, 2011 10:06 pm

Mark in Modesto wrote:And, while we're on the subject, I'm sick and tired of cliches, and I'm bound and determined to stop using them, so help me God!

(Just thought I'd toss a little humor in...the above statement is pretty much all cliches)


I totally agree with the intention of this thread...thank you!



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Mark,

Stop now, before it's too late for all of us :wink:

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Re: Language on the forum

Postby SoCalLiveSteamer#613 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:27 pm

There are children on this board ?! :!: :wink:
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Re: Language on the forum

Postby bobz3denver » Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:37 pm

They say that age is all in the mind. Fortunately, I'm blessed with a child-like mind.

I am new on here, having just bought a G0516. (Three weeks to get the thing cleaned and chip a carbide insert.) But, I really enjoy the tone on here and I can tell that some of the responses are second or third drafts. <grin> Keep up the great work!
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Re: Language on the forum

Postby jim1crg » Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:02 am

Harold_V wrote:Readers,
I noticed a general degradation of the language being posted on the board. Please reconsider the way you present your offerings if you are responsible for language that isn't acceptable for family viewing.

The founder of the forum prefers that posts be such that they can be viewed by children without fear of being exposed to questionable content. Posts should not contain even hidden messages that allude to vulgarity or profanity. Those that do are subject to editing, or being deleted.

Thanks for your cooperation.

Harold


Nice touch.

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Re: Language on the forum

Postby Mid Day Machining » Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:12 am

If you won't talk that way around your priest, your mother, your wife or your children, then don't post it here.
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