As this is an unmoderated and censorship-free Q&A website (and hopefully, Kravenhead will never see a reason to change it from that), I believe that anything a participant wishes to post, should be permitted and tolerated, except for personal attacks on another member.
Speaking only for myself, anyone (without exception) can tease me or "pick on" me, whenever they wish, because I feel that I have a fairly sophisticated sense of humor. My only admonishment to those who wish to do that, is that they be able to take it, as well as they dish it out. If they are unwilling to be on the receiving end of a playful insult or put-down, then they should not create them.
Jokes and other statements made (in jest) towards me will always be tolerated, simply because the person doing so is talking about "MENSAN," and not using my real name. If my real name is used, the statement is no longer a joke, and becomes a personal attack against me, and personal attacks against any individual are fundamentally and inherently wrong.
Every decent person in here should discourage the use of malicious personal epithets and derisive comments, by not uttering such themselves, and by encouraging others via private messages, to avoid the use of them towards another member.
If I want someone to insult someone maliciously, I can choose from the following partial list of possible recipients:
Richard Milhous Nixon
Sen. Joseph McCarthy
George W. Bush
None of those listed will ever know of my insults (should I make them) and NONE of the living folks on that list (being public figures) can take any legal action against me (or anyone else who does likewise).
I'm not saying that my attitude is the "correct" one to have, of course, because my thinking may indeed be "flawed" in some way. But what I am proclaiming, is that an insult exists ONLY in the mind of the receiver. This means that if someone doesn't believe that s/he has been insulted/attacked, then maybe s/he has not been insulted/attacked.
One of my best and closest friends in here, is PUSTIC. He publicly lambastes and insults me all the time, and I don't mind it a bit, because he does so, without hate. We duel back and forth constantly, but our aim is to "entertain" and cause laughter for others, rather than to create an atmosphere of hostility.
Fortunately, our fearless leader, Kravenhead, understands that, leaves us alone, and (hopefully!) laughs right along with us.
Do I worry about the number of questions being posted by anyone in any category? Not at all, because I can post as many as I wish in any category I prefer, with impunity, as long as I don't trample on the feelings and sensitivities of others.
Should I inadvertently do that, I would hope that the "offended party" would PRIVATELY take me to task about it, so I could take corrective measures, immediately.
Posted 2767 day(s) ago