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  1. On Profanity and why we don't allow it

    by , 10-04-2013 at 08:18 PM
    A couple of weeks ago I posted an article about the power of words. The topic got started because of a remark about profanity, but was not about profanity itself. However, in the comments session we got into a discussion about profanity. Due to the fact it was a discussion, I didnít have the opportunity to properly formulate the response the topic deserved. Today I started writing a response, but after 2 pages I decided it would be an article in its own right.

    So, about profanity ...
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  2. Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can truly hurt

    by , 09-05-2013 at 04:18 PM
    I know, this is not how the saying goes. But it should. Recently we had a situation where someone was upset that we deleted his post because he used offensive language. Or as he said it: people say he has a potty mouth, but he sees it as just using the words of a language to express himself, and words don't hurt.

    This made me reflect. That concept of 'sticks and stones' is as common as it it wrong. Yes, sticks and stones may break your bones. But that can heal. You can learn martial ...

    Updated 09-05-2013 at 04:21 PM by Bruno

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  3. Why we banned gun control discussion

    by , 01-23-2013 at 01:02 PM
    Most of you who are regulars here and who visit the conversation forum, are aware that recently we banned the discussion of gun control and gun control politics. I thought I'd take the time to explain this in more detail. After all, this is the first time we ever banned a topic from the conversation forum.

    First things first: Freedom of speech, within the context of our site, does not necessarily mean you are permitted to say whatever you want whenever you want however you want, without ...

    Updated 01-23-2013 at 07:55 PM by Bruno

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  4. Why we don't delete accounts

    by , 12-26-2012 at 08:15 AM
    Recently someone asked for his account to be deleted. This usually happens if the account owner wants to leave, and wants to be noticed doing so. Kind of like slamming the door when you leave the room angry. It doesn't happen too often, but every now and again, we get this request. We never do so. There are a couple of reasons.

    1. Sometimes people leave, and then come back. Deleting their account in between would be a hassle. And yes, this happens more often than you would think.
    2. It
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  5. How not to contact us...

    by , 03-26-2012 at 07:14 AM
    Hey guys,

    I thought I'd share this with you, so that you can see some of the people we have to deal with.

    A member had an issue with posting classifieds ads. As it turns out, there were a number of items in a separate area, which were moved there because there was an issue with them (for example: the ads did not follow the rules). As it happens, these ads count in the max number of items you can have up for sale. So if we forget to remove them (because they were still ...

    Updated 03-26-2012 at 07:18 AM by Bruno

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