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Language - A request

I would respectfully ask all posters to be considerate in the language and abbreviations they choose to use, both in the public forum and in your personal group postings. I do not use foul language in my home and my friends respect me enough that they generally don't use it in my presence, even if they do at other times. I appreciate that kindness. In a public forum such as this, I'm sure I'm not the only one who is bothered by it. If you are a person who treats others respectfully, please consider those of us with gentler eyes and ears, and try to curb the foul language.
To any who do so, I sincerely appreciate your consideration.



Sat. Apr 14, 4:44pm

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I would never use inappropriate language here on the forum, or post in as a comment on someone's page, I agree that foul language doesn't belong here.

However, I feel my personal log is a different story. Yes it is public, but I use it as a journal and If i'm upset about something I don't see anything wrong with saying it exactly the way I feel it. It is my "space". I don't expect those who are offended by my language to read my log.



Saturday, April 14, 2007, 11:53 PM

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I've always wondered why "foul language" was different than any other words used to express yourself. What's the big deal? I love using those words to express myself in times of excitement and anger. Why are you so offended?

Sunday, April 15, 2007, 12:18 PM

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I think the OP is just trying to annoy the hell out of the community users now that the god threads are getting old. Either that or she just likes being told to STFU.

Sunday, April 15, 2007, 12:44 PM

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OP - no I don't like it. I asked respectfully. I hoped for the same in any response. I'm sorry to see that my expectations were to high.

I recall watching the movie Malcolm X several years ago. One of my favorite parts of the movie was when his prison mentor told him to stop using foul language. The mentor told him that the only reason to use that kind of language was that he wasn't smart enough to express himself with other words. He, of course, cleaned up his language and learned to express his ideas well.

I personally feel awful when I hear/read bad language. I wanted to be here on PT, because I thought it would help me reach my goals. If I feel awful when I'm here - it won't help. That is why I made a respectful request. We are supposed to be here to help each other - not hurt each other.



Sunday, April 15, 2007, 2:59 PM

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I understand that you did ask politely but really you are asking for me to put myself out so that you dont have to. I use that language and it does not reflect my level of intelligence first off but more importantly why should I inconvenience myself to accommodate you. Why dont you accomodate those of us that choose this language by not complaining

Monday, April 16, 2007, 4:43 AM

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OP - I am leaving peertrainer. Thanks for your support.

Monday, April 16, 2007, 8:07 AM

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Whatever. I agree with 4:43 - sometimes I like to use more colorful language and if you're so easily offended then maybe an anonymous internet board isn't the place for you. I'm just saying, Peertrainer is MUCH tamer than some of the other stuff out there.

Monday, April 16, 2007, 9:15 AM

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i received the same level of "support" when i respectfully asked that the word "Nazi" be used only when referring to actual Nazi's, as the word is not "just a word" to me. a lot of people seem to equate freedom of speech with the right to offend others, even knowingly.

Monday, April 16, 2007, 9:22 AM

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This is yet another example of someone thinking that their wishes somehow trump the desire of the entire community. Good luck finding a curse/reality free zone on the internet.

Monday, April 16, 2007, 9:41 AM

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in no way do i think my wishes trump anything. it's a matter of decency and respect for your fellow Peertrainer members, if for no one else in your world. i use all kinds of language and also try to be aware of my surroundings and guage what is appropriate language to use given where i am expressing myself. although i strongly belive in the first amendment, i also belive in not deliberatly offending others who simply request that i not curse. at my grandmother's house, i never use "foul language" out of repsect for her and the rest of my family. at the seedy bar down the road, i often end sentences in prepositions. (aggh!) when someone asks politely that i alter the language i use, if the only consequence is that i don't offend someone, i will comply. no sacrifice of rights or feelings of catering to someone who thinks they are more important than me or other strange, self-righteous thoughts. given the tone found in many of the threads on this forum, i'm not surprised with the responses about showing your fellow members a little respect.

Monday, April 16, 2007, 10:09 AM

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