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    Quote Originally Posted by Conan View Post
    Well its already been ruled that BS was acceptable years ago.

    End of story.
    By one person who isn't a mod any longer and hasn't been to the forum in some time. The entire reason this came up is because, apparently, that ruling wasn't entirely agreed upon, so no, it's not the end of the story until we hear an update from the mods.

    We can definitely use some clarifications on some rules-there seems to be some inconsistency lately, so some clarification would be great! Don't you agree?

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    While we're clarifying rules.. .

    Is this kind of language now acceptable?

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    Someone should tell that son of a {REMOVED} he's fired.
    That particular use of the word "bitch" has always been off limits here for as long as I've been a member but suddenly a few posters are using it every chance they get.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WildRose View Post
    While we're clarifying rules.. .

    Is this kind of language now acceptable?

    That particular use of the word "bitch" has always been off limits here for as long as I've been a member but suddenly a few posters are using it every chance they get.
    Depends on how the word is being used.
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    BS is allowed as stated in the post SCB made back in the day. It will not be considered a filter bypass.

    The term bitch, when referring to a woman or an honored guest is never acceptable. Other instances may be deleted at a mod's discretion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gwhughes View Post
    BS is allowed as stated in the post SCB made back in the day. It will not be considered a filter bypass.

    The term bitch, when referring to a woman or an honored guest is never acceptable. Other instances may be deleted at a mod's discretion.
    GW the word is always being directed at a woman in that phrase as ever son is the offspring of the object in the phrase.

    The question is, is that now being allowed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WildRose View Post
    GW the word is always being directed at a woman in that phrase as ever son is the offspring of the object in the phrase.

    The question is, is that now being allowed?
    Mods discretion. If the phrase is aimed at a man, as commonly it is used metaphorically, I see no issue. If, however, its use denigrates a woman, it will be deleted and an infraction may ensue. I see little reason to type son of a bitch other than to abuse this decision. If used gratuitously, an abuse of forum infraction may be used to reign in that behavior.
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    In addition, I hope we're of the understanding that under no circumstances should BS, son of a bitch, or bitch be used in a thread title.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gwhughes View Post
    Mods discretion. If the phrase is aimed at a man, as commonly it is used metaphorically, I see no issue. If, however, its use denigrates a woman, it will be deleted and an infraction may ensue. I see little reason to type son of a bitch other than to abuse this decision. If used gratuitously, an abuse of forum infraction may be used to reign in that behavior.
    Funny thing about seeing words as pictures.

    When someone say you're acting like a bitch.....you just called that individual a bitch.

    It is why I don't use that word much (maybe 3 or 4 times in 11 years). I may say libs are always bitching about treatment they get from such an such.....or libs are bitching about Trump tweets again, but never directed at any individual.

    And thus that should be the rule, if it's directed at individual then do what you must to nip it at the bud.

    Otherwise I can see it being abused real fast.
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    Is there something I can do on my end to actually see the threads in order? The majority of threads I see have the order of posts jumbled with the OP often appearing a few posts down and nothing after that being in proper order. I've heard others mention this glitch but haven't seen if there is an easy fix or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JediMindTrick View Post
    Is there something I can do on my end to actually see the threads in order? The majority of threads I see have the order of posts jumbled with the OP often appearing a few posts down and nothing after that being in proper order. I've heard others mention this glitch but haven't seen if there is an easy fix or not.
    The only time I see it is when someone responds to a post inside of a minute of the time it was posted. Generally, it is not much of a problem except in fast moving threads with a lot of active participants. Then it can become very difficult sometimes to follow the continuity of the conversations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JediMindTrick View Post
    Is there something I can do on my end to actually see the threads in order? The majority of threads I see have the order of posts jumbled with the OP often appearing a few posts down and nothing after that being in proper order. I've heard others mention this glitch but haven't seen if there is an easy fix or not.
    Forum Actions >> General Settings >> Thread Display Options >> Thread Display Mode


    Threaded or Hybrid mode allows for viewing them in the correct order, although neither are my preferred choice for viewing the forums.
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