NFR: Profanity

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by PT, Jul 8, 2007.

  1. Chris Scoones

    Chris Scoones Administrator Staff Member

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    Personally I don't mind the language being spiced a bit here and there. The line is crossed when that's all you have to offer and use it in a context that's belligerent.

    I have some changes in the works that should mitigate the impact of such personalities. It will also lift those within the community that come with something to offer.
     
  2. PT

    PT Physhicist

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    As I stated before, I don't mind the bad language if it's just mixed within a conversation. But in the past it seems to be contagious. One person starts cussing in one thread, then people see it as being acceptable in other threads, then it gets to be pretty common. Then after a while you see it disappear and things get back to normal.

    I just brought this up to try and point out this is a place of many visitors and the words that are written should be thought out and delivered in a somewhat respectful (of others) manner. Just like walking thru the mall. People should show some respect.

    Now Mingo on the other hand. He can type whatever he wants because I never read his crap anyway. I just like to check out his reels and assorted fly boxes.:eek:
     
  3. Gary Thompson

    Gary Thompson dirty dog

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    PT
    I didn't put an X marks the spot but if you check the trips & pics I do kinda tell ya just where to go.
    You don't mind if I tell ya where to go do ya?
    Dirty Dog
     
  4. fredaevans

    fredaevans Active Member

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    33 posts in 2.5 years .... Have to wonder aloud why did he signed up in the first place?:confused:
     
  5. Chris Scoones

    Chris Scoones Administrator Staff Member

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    Don't know. Don't care.
     
  6. PT

    PT Physhicist

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    I'll check out the trips page. And no I don't mind you telling me where to go. :thumb: I've probably already heard it before and didn't listen then either.:p
     
  7. JS

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    Giving nymphers a hard time is a hate crime, just thought I would let you know:cool:
     
  8. smc

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    Some people just like to sit back and watch. :cool: I do the same at parties. :clown:
     
  9. Citori

    Citori Piscatorial Engineer

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    iagree


    When I read posts like that, my first thought is something along the lines of, "Does your mommy know you are using her computer?" And, I find it hard to attach any credibility to whatever follows, i.e., don't care...

    Well put Chris, I could not agree more.
     
  10. Denny

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    Shoot, dude, I thought we were going to fish together some time; looks like my 699 word vocabulary and my foam will be fishing sans PT! :)
     
  11. Mingo

    Mingo the Menehune stole my beer

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    Crap? Crap? I pity the fool..................................................:rofl: :rofl:
     
  12. PT

    PT Physhicist

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    Salmo said it pretty well. I need to find the other 750 words that are hiding somewhere in my vocabulary before spouting off like this. I just listed 51 words I use in my own vocabulary and if I find 750 more that would put me just past the moron stage.

    I bet I could find a couple hundred different ways of asking someone to hand me another beer.:thumb:
     
  13. Coach Duff

    Coach Duff Banned or Parked

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    PT my man! Now you want to come on a free website in the good ol' USA and convince us real sly- like (politically correct delivery with heart string tugs) that we should all stop swearing or"profaning" when we post. I think that IBN and Scoones and the rest of the moderating reaction team do a hell of a job letting us be fishermen and worse yet, silly flyfishing addicted men. Scoones has a quick hook and will park someone's ass in a New York minute if it gets out of hand. Which in translation is a bunch of overgrown kids running around on rivers with 700 dollar spey rods instead of cane poles and bobbers which a bunch of us started with. It is a hobby that we all love and is a part of our life. This site is an extended verstion of it. We drink, we swear, we argue, we fight, we laugh and we cry. Then we piss on the fire and get ready to do it again the next morning at first light buddies again. Its fishing. Quit trying to screw up something perfect, corporate America tries to live by those bullshit standards and then they all pay 500 bucks a day so they can go fishing and cuss a little bit and do what we do all the time. The site isn't British flyfishing or I wear tweed and fish cane and inherited 50 million from my Mum and Da who used to hang out with the Queen, its Washington Flyfishing. We don't bitch when you don't swear do we? We're easy like that in the Evergreen state:rofl: :rofl: I just want everyone to get along and show the love.

    From now on out I promise I will work on my shitty swearing habit.:beer2: Coach
     
  14. Roper

    Roper Idiot Savant

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    PT, did my wife put you up to this...?:clown:
     
  15. PT

    PT Physhicist

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    Coach, you don't know me. And please, don't pretend that you know my motives. It was a simple thread I started. More than once when the internet cops have jumped on someone for posting something, or more recently, when Leland posted a trip from the Orvis shop and others bashed him for a topic that would benefit the shop (they are a site sponsor) my comment to said idiot was let the mods do their job. I agree that the moderators here do a great job. Don't read more into what I've said than what was actually said.

    All I brought up was that we can get our points across without some of the bashing/bad language/etc. that takes place from time to time. I've read enough of your stuff to know that you are passionate about your opinions and from time to time take things "over the top" to get your point across. So be it. But, if you have to use profanity just to make your point then in my eyes you don't have much to contribute.

    This isn't coming from someone that wants to censor anyone's free speach. It was just a guy pointing out that we can show each other a bit of respect in regards to the communication that goes on here.

    I'm no Greener and haven't spent much time at a desk with some lefty professor spewing his agenda at me. Just one person's opinion here. Isn't that what many folks such as yourself fought for?