an apology....

  1. It has been brought to my attention that people may have found some of the language I have used in the posts in the off topic section offensive..
    namley certain "swear words"
    now, I usually block at least a portion of a bad word out with an asterisk or something like that ...but I am sorry if I have offended...
    namely in the steve waugh cricket thread
    in which I posted , in jest
    "yay woohoo , whatever the f---"
    I believe that everyone who responded and read my response knew that I was joking , however it has been brought to my attention that I should have perhaps found "another way to express myself"
    anyway, again, no disrespect intended
    I know most of you to be good hearted fun lovin folks ,which was why I was kinda surprised to be notified that what I wrote in that post could have been considered "offensive"
    apparently this is a "family type website"
    which would lead me to believe that a lot of the things we have posted here lately will be removed ...
    in my case I guess I just felt like this place was like home, where I could kick back and relax etc...and I think many of us feel that way ..
    but I will watch my language from now on...
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  2. 95 Comments

  3. by   Robin61970
    Oh goodness Wendy......do we people being tattle tales? Did they send you a tell and ask you to curtail your language? I thought we were adults......oh well....guess not.....

    Edited to say......family type website?? Now that should be explained......My children certainly don't come here to read our discussions........
  4. by   hapeewendy
    my intention for writing that was to apologize to those who might have been offended by me but robin you do bring up some good points..
    I've found a few things that have offended me more ... but we have to remember that as much as we would like it to be, this isnt really our "home"
    in that we have to follow the rules set out by the mods etc, which I respect
    I just feel kinda bad now actually..
  5. by   sunnygirl272
    Wendles...i have been in your shoes...the ones you are wearing today, not the glittery ones...it's not a fun place to be..it's like getting your hand slapped in public....hugs to you...and may the naysayers wakeup with glitters on their black velour sweat pants!!!!
  6. by   Robin61970
    I know Wendy.....I have this set as my homepage because when I have a hard day or have a question that I need advice on I look to certain people here for that advice and know that I can get it. Complaining to mods about language though just irritates me.......there are so many other things that we have dealt with here and gotten through as adults without involving the mods. What happened to the language filters? I just feel that as adults if something bothers us such as this we should be able to PM and speak with the other person instead of tattling on them to the mods like they are mommy.....this is my opinion.....I am sure I will get flamed for it. I wish that you had not been made to feel bad Wendy....(((HUGS)))
  7. by   sunnygirl272
    language filters can be fooled....heeeheee, this fromone who does it....


    i chuckle about this being a family site, imagining heather's son surfing on here while heather is baking a cake in the kitchen....or Emma tossing her stuffed monkey on The Big Chair and logging onto allnurses.com....c'mon...just cuz we have coupla member that are underage...

    (donning Nomex)
  8. by   Sleepyeyes
    doncha think it's kinda ironic that we nurses can come here and blow off steam and talk about all manner of gory, icky, nasty REAL bodily functions, and then get our patties slapped for using a euphemism?

    filed under THINGS THAT MAKE YA GO hmmmmm.....
  9. by   Robin61970
    Underage members....yes....I remember how I talked at the age of 15-17...i am more calm now than I was then!
  10. by   hapeewendy
    I guess the problem comes in with how to decide who to pm and what have you ...
    I mean I've seen a lot of "questionable" material posted on here, in the off topic section which is where I figured was the place for it ...
    I guess its just the fact that we cant expect mods to msg everyone who might use questionable language or lingo or posts ...
    its just , how do they choose who to pm?
    is it just based on complaint or random or what?
    I mean yeah I said a bad word , but in the wtf thread for example , which I for one LOVED and got a kick out of and which a few mods at least took part in, what did they think the F in WTF meant?
    sigh
    anyway maybe I just feel bad cuz I dont want people to misinterpret me as someone who doesnt care and takes away from the good in this Board...
    cuz thats never my intent...
    never!
  11. by   Sleepyeyes
    from sunny's post
    ....c'mon...just cuz we have coupla member that are underage...

    (donning Nomex)

    and they better not be watching that television, either!! lawd knows what kinda language they'll find on prime-time!!
    Last edit by Sleepyeyes on Jan 5, '03
  12. by   DIPLOMATICRN4HIRE
    Grabs a soggy glitery wet noodle and beats you senseless until you learn to "express yourself" another way.
    Well I dont find anything you say out of norm of how most nurses speak.
    Maybe you should dawn all the gliter garmets you own dance in the room and basically enjoy yourselves like the rest of us do.
    I certainly enjoy your quick wit.
    Zoe:roll :roll :kiss
  13. by   duckie
    Wendy, one word to you, or maybe two........you are precious, I enjoy your posts, they are insightful, level headed and most of the time very positive. You area postive asset to this BB. So, all I can say is I don't give a Rat's Azz what you've been told, in my book, You're the Bomb!!!!!!!!!!! Super duper great big hugeamugous "Duckie" hugs!!!!!!!!!!!
  14. by   Q.
    Wendy,
    Your apology is kind but misguided. Why you were singled out when just about all of us have used expletives (blocked out of course) is beyond me and probably more "political" than anything.

    I'm sorry you were made to feel bad. Please don't.

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