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Azrael The Cat
post Sep 23 2004, 06:47 PM
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'Cause as you can see, the lyrics in my sig have some swear words in them.......


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post Sep 23 2004, 07:09 PM
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Nope! Says so in rules.


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post Sep 23 2004, 08:13 PM
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I'm under the impression we should avoid harsh language. PM a moderator or even Mata if you've any concerns about your sig. Might qualify as a quote or artistic and be left alone.


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post Sep 23 2004, 08:24 PM
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Even though it is lyrics, it is a bit much. You can either censor the profanity out or use asterisks if you like. We just try and keep it clean unless the situation calls for it. Besides we do have some rather young kids who come in here and I won't be responsible for corrupting them. That is the TV's/video games/governments job!
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post Sep 23 2004, 08:25 PM
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i get the feeling it takes up a little too much space in anycase


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post Sep 23 2004, 08:49 PM
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Your right it does, I didn’t even think about that. In general a sig should be no larger than your avatar.


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post Sep 23 2004, 08:59 PM
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Not to be pedantic - but I used a ruler and measured and the sig is EXACTLY the same size as the avatar space allowed. biggrin.gif

Just thought I'd mention...


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post Sep 23 2004, 09:18 PM
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In general a sig should be no larger than your avatar.



...whoops... rolleyes.gif


I have to admit i don't swear all that much, but the swearing I have done on here has been mild and I've not been told off. I think I've only said bugger a few times. I think. Don't quote me on that.


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post Sep 24 2004, 12:03 AM
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Does that answer your question? smile.gif

Rule of thumb: unless you have been attacked, nearly died, in very serious trouble, are _exceptionally_ upset (I say that because some people seem to spend their life swinging between one upset and the next), or in a simlarly extreme situation, no, swearing is not allowed on here. Very, very, very occasional bending of this rule is allowed, but when it's just for the purposes of a sig it's definitely not.

'Bugger' is one that I say in life quite often, but despite it being very mild I'd prefer it not to come into common usage on here.

Usually all that will happen is that myself or one of the other mods will edit with something like [oi! Mind your language! - Mata]. It only becomes a serious offence if it is either constantly slipping in or being used to abuse another member of the board.


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post Sep 27 2004, 06:13 AM
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As a rule, I only swear when very upset. It's like a safety valve. But the only time I swear in print, is when a charachter in a story needs to do it...


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post Sep 27 2004, 12:49 PM
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QUOTE (Azrael The Cat @ Sep 23 2004, 06:47 PM)
'Cause as you can see, the lyrics in my sig have some swear words in them.......
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Oh you are a bad boy.
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Azrael The Cat
post Sep 28 2004, 09:03 PM
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Hehehehehe. Ok, I'll change it.


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