Originally Posted by LDG
The issue here is that TCS is a board that children visit and it has members that are minors. It has to do with what is appropriate and what is not appropriate for a public board in which kids participate.
Examples I gave were from my personal experience and do not necessarily reflect that of the TCS member in general.
As I said in a previous post, I understand and respect the request, so I am NOT arguing about the request that people take a step back and look at how they have been posting recently, myself included.
I am not
complaining that we have been requested to do so.
I am simply giving my opinion, and I have not attacked anyone, nor should my comments be taken for anything more than they are worth - that of a relatively new member, who is neither shy nor retiring, and isn't afraid to speak up, even if that makes me unpopular as a result.
I will certainly do my best to abide by the rules - I love it here WAY too much to do anything to get me tossed, but when I have something to say, I say it. (Just one of the things I love about my rights to freedom of speech.)
I made a suggestion in an earlier post as a possible alternative should some of us wish to continue being playful adults, and upon further thought (and mindful that no one commented on it) I now withdraw my suggestion, as it would only be appropriate were a new and special section of the boards to be formed, perhaps a place for the "Bad Kitty Meowmies" and Crazy Nut Lovers, like myself, to go to when they want to let off some steam, have a few laughs - perhaps with double-entendre - and not have to worry about offending anyone here on TCS of any
age or sensibility.
Just trying to think from a larger perspective - and again, I completely understand the reason for this thread and am in complete agreement and respect
it. So please don't see my posts as argumentative, because they were not meant to be so.
I am a moderator on two other, non-cat related forums myself, and I understand what goes into it - this forum is HUGE and I honor and respect all of you who watch out for us TCSers and try to keep us towing the right line. It's not easy, and I appreciate your efforts to address the issues other members have obviously brought to your attention in private.