What constitutes 'Profanity' on this site?

Discussion in 'Members / community please help!' started by duk_hntr, Sep 27, 2021.

  1. duk_hntr

    duk_hntr Active Member USAF Retired

    One of the rules for ATC is this: 'Profanity is prohibited.'

    Wikipedia defines profanity this way: Profanity is a socially offensive use of language, which may also be called cursing, swearing, or expletives. Accordingly, profanity is language use that is sometimes deemed impolite, rude, or culturally offensive. It can show a debasement of someone or something, or be considered an expression of strong feeling towards something.

    I see lots of words written on this site that would have gotten me a mouth full of soap if I said them in front of my parents as a child. Some of the words written on this site will also get you a time out or a lifetime ban on some shotgun websites. Don't ask me how I know.

    I no longer use such words and it seemed strange to me that this site has a rule against the use of profanity, but it just doesn't appear to me to be diligently enforced. Did I miss something in my interpretation of the rules?
  2. bobski

    bobski USN Retired Range Owner

    sadly, its not enforced.