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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

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"-Use profanity judiciously. We want to be read in libraries."

Are these libraries in China? Because last I checked, most good libraries contain plenty of libraries with books that contain profanity.

Not that I support tons of cussing here, but I'd be less supportive of a Puritanical/repressed attitude.

[Sorry about typo, omit "libraries with"]

Hudson, there are businesses (not sure about libraries) that have fire walls that restrict access to sites with curses on them. It's not a puritanical thing. It's practical.

Yeah, but the post said "libraries," not businesses.

And personally I've got no use for businesses which try to pretend words we all know (and almost everyone uses) don't exist.

That's it exactly, Nick. Put up a few too many F-bombs and all of a sudden your site is banned at the NYPL. As it is, I believe we are already disallowed by the NYC Board of Education. Anyway, we're not censoring anyone, or requesting any change in what has been standard practice here regarding cussin'. Use those words judiciously. They are not banned outright. Of course, the more often they used, the less power (and fun) they can be when deployed.

This is just my opinion and in no way am I trying to speak for anyone else or the site. When an expletive is used to describe a phenomenal or atrocious play, such as "No F-ING WAY! PAPI 3 Run WALKOFF!!" it's fun stuff and adds fire and feeling to the text describing the emotional flashpoints of a game. When it's "Gerbil, you G D P O S, shut your mouth you ignorant S O A B," as technically accurate as that sentence may be, such invectives do nothing that is in any way positive and are best left unsaid.

I'm with you there, Gerb. Language is contextual.

"We believe that the discussions herein should reflect the essential character of that relationship, and our shared love of the game."

YF/SF: that nugget right there is what drew me here in the first place, and what has consumed so many of my waking hours since. Congratulations and thanks for everyone's contributions that make this such an entertaining place to learn and engage in dialog. Except for the new guy on the mast. What a maroon.

There are so few times that you can find a number of Red Sox and Yankee fans who can have a discussion or debate about the game and not get rude with each other.

Here at least we have a number of people who can have an adult/young adult conversation without completely offending people with a number of different names/comments.

We have young teens who get on this Blog and type. Not necessarily the model we want to show them. Especially if you have kids.

Granted not everyone feels that way, which is okay. Just try to keep it somewhat clean and breath for a few seconds before you type.

Has YFSF jumped the shark?

I probably knew more swear-words when I was a "young teen" than at any other time of my life.

If you think you're protecting them from bad language by not posting it on this site, then you must have gone through junior high school in a corset.

I think it's proebably easier to speak in expletives in junior-high and high-school...now, we're trying to figure out a way to talk that doesn't employ big bombs.

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