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Should PF have a 18+ disclaimer when entering the site



dolnoslask    
28 Nov 2015  #1

I am here because there are many threads that i find interesting to debate on , and the Polish focus is very important to me.

But when i see people using the c word and accusations of child abuse I wonder where the moderation is, at least there should be a disclaimer for people to be aged over 18 to join.


delphiandomine 87 | 15,787    
28 Nov 2015  #2

But when i see people using the c word and accusations of child abuse I wonder where the moderation is, at least there should be a disclaimer for people to be aged over 18 to join.

Actually, I think it would be a very wise idea to restrict access to the off-topic forum to members only. It's been a problem of PF for years that people were attracted to the site simply to post crap about Muslims and so on - if they knew that no-one could read their posts, then they wouldn't bother with PF.

There was a good example years back when the OT forum was only accessible to members - a guy called Des Essientes had a vicious anti-semitic agenda, and when his posts found their way into the off-topic forum, he would cry and cry and cry about it.

Wouldn't object to a blanket ban on bad language as well. Things like the c-word have absolutely no place on here.
Vincent 9 | 810  Moderator  
28 Nov 2015  #3

But when i see people using the c word and accusations of child abuse I wonder where the moderation is, at least there should be a disclaimer for people to be aged over 18 to join.

There's a disclaimer that persons should be 14 years or over to partake in the discussions, we don't get many this age and most members and guests seem to be 18 and over. You would be forgiven, if after reading the random chat thread, you have made the mistake thinking most of the posters are teenage school children, when in fact they are full grown men. I can't believe it myself sometimes.

As for bad language, we have a filter in place, and this stops nearly all of it. We have one arrogant poster who loves to beat the system, but if he carries on like today, his life on PF will be cut short.

@delphi

Don't start bad mouthing other members, and watch your own back. None of the threads here are about other members, so keep them out of discussions. New members can form their own opinion about posters, without you chipping in with your 2 cents. I wouldn't say you would be the best role model for PF either.

Things like the c-word have absolutely no place on here.

I agree with you here, but you could count the number of times you've seen it on here, on one hand, which is not bad for 10 years of existence.
TheOther 5 | 3,025    
28 Nov 2015  #4

As for bad language, we have a filter in place, and this stops nearly all of it.

LOL ... that was fast, Vincent. Are you the effective filter you were talking about? :)

There's no chance whatsoever to avoid derogatory language - neither on PF nor in real life. Even if, you don't have to use slang to offend someone.
delphiandomine 87 | 15,787    
28 Nov 2015  #5

You would be forgiven, if after reading the random chat thread, you have made the mistake thinking most of the posters are teenage school children, when in fact they are full grown men.

I'd say that the behaviour on here is often worse than with my 11 year olds in school. Even the worst drama this week was nothing compared to the average day in the random chat thread.

As for bad language, we have a filter in place, and this stops nearly all of it. We have one arrogant poster who loves to beat the system, but if he carries on like today, his life on PF will be cut short.

Ugh, there's nothing worse than trying to intentionally defeat the swear filters. It's pathetic.

Don't start bad mouthing other members

Point taken - could you edit my post and get rid of the personal reference?

I wouldn't say you would be the best role model for PF either.

No, definitely not.

I agree with you here, but you could count the number of times you've seen it on here, on one hand, which is not bad for 10 years of existence.

It's not bad at all. There's one poster that has a habit of using it, from memory...
Vincent 9 | 810  Moderator  
28 Nov 2015  #6

LOL ... that was fast, Vincent. Are you the effective filter you were talking about? :)

No I'm not, but it is less paper work to fill in than giving you a suspension ;)

There's no chance whatsoever to avoid derogatory language - neither on PF nor in real life

True, it's all around in real life, but if a person has to stoop so low as to put it in print, then his or her post are not worth taking notice off. Many posters get their point across without it.
TheOther 5 | 3,025    
28 Nov 2015  #7

if a person has to stoop so low as to put it in print, then his or her post are not worth taking notice off

Don't know; that reminds me too much of political correctness a la Missouri State. I don't need a 'Safe Room' to protect me from opposing views, and I also don't have to blur every nipple that appears on screen - if you know what I mean.

No I'm not, but it is less paper work to fill in than giving you a suspension

:)
johnny reb 14 | 2,277    
28 Nov 2015  #8

I am here because there are many threads that i find interesting to debate on , and the Polish focus is very important to me.

You need to become a registered member so you have the P.M. (personal message) option.
A great way to communicate with others without being insulted by the trolls.
Ironside 46 | 8,407    
29 Nov 2015  #9

Providing certificate of a clean metal health bill would ensure it even better.
NocyMrok    
29 Nov 2015  #10

Every new member should email Mods with a picture of them eating a ham sandwich while holding sheet of paper with "Allah Akhbar...NOT!" written on it. :D
Levi 13 | 451    
29 Nov 2015  #11

Or Drinking a shot of Zubrowka.
Dougpol1 21 | 1,446    
29 Nov 2015  #12

Things like the c-word have absolutely no place on here.

When one acts like one...... methinks he should be told.....

If it's good enough for the Guardian newspaper......
Move with the language flow Delph. We live in troubled times.
delphiandomine 87 | 15,787    
29 Nov 2015  #13

edited

Move with the language flow Delph.

No, I just don't like it. It's a nasty word and is far more effective when used infrequently.
Dougpol1 21 | 1,446    
29 Nov 2015  #14

more effective when used infrequently.

Ab- so - lute -ly. I were shocked when it were written so in yon Guardian.
But does that make the British press less real? Written and spoken language is a different kettle of. The omnipresent language in an expensive restaurant or pub in Poland would get you barred in the average London West End pub.

Double standards methinks.
jon357 70 | 12,784    
30 Nov 2015  #15

It's a nasty word and is far more effective when used infrequently.

I agree that as a swear word it's best used sparingly (though in some languages you hear it a lot) however I really dislike people using medical terms as euphemisms. We don't say patella when we mean kneecap or synovial hinge when we mean elbow, so why say penis, vagina or (yuk) testicles when we mean cock, cvnt, twat or bollocks, perfectly good (and very old) English words.

I think the squeamishness is rather hypocritical.
rozumiemnic 9 | 3,366    
30 Nov 2015  #16

personally I think we should all use this word more and stop making out like it is the worst thing that could ever be said. Why is saying c.unt so dreadful when 'd.ick' or 'p.rick' are relatively inoffensive? Why is that? A touch of misogyny perchance?

IN Welsh they say 'cont' and as they say it all the time, it has been de-powered (if there is such a word, but you know what I mean).

Funny that people get all hot and bothered about the use of such a word when they would have no compunction about attempting to wreck a stranger's life.

It is only a word after all.
OP dolnoslask    
30 Nov 2015  #17

Not had much chance to post lately, all the bits for my new kitchen came from Castorama over the weekend so i am busy building it.

I agree that I am certainly no role model myself, must admit post #9287, takes things to yet another level , I guess this is the what is acceptable these days.



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