OH I could totally tell you what I think...but then...I'd be subject to the usual: y'know...I imagine there will/would be some very measured and carefully-worded PM in my box (OOPS
I didn't mean it THAT way!) from the administratrix defending the indefensible (once more) and a notice of my suspension or banning, for all I know. It wouldn't surprise me...and the hurt tone if I dare to question administrative decisions *gasp* in a public thread (instead of *shhhh* privately, so the "kids" don't hear us argue).
I have NO problem with rules and user agreements. NONE. Period. NEVER had a problem in any forum of which I have been a member not EVER...except here... and mostly I have issues with what happens to others or what others say, and I get into trouble speaking my mind about that.
I also have issues with what appears, repeatedly, to be thinly-veiled (you should pardon the expression) acts of power and control, in the guise of some cockamamey "family-friendly" malarkey, to keep safely-in-control of content for reasons I can only speculate upon. (shhh...can you say, "censorship in an ultra-conservative country"?) You know, the iron fist in the velvet glove treatment.
Otherwise, this all seems so elaborately bogus. You are spinnin' your wheels trying to get TAO opened unless you all promise to be good. And that is that. NO adult space. (I hope I have to eat my words...I really do)
On another note:
It's sad to see how many sexually insecure people are *gasp* horrified(!) and shocked, SHOCKED I TELL YOU...by reading playful flirtation between mommas here and the very, very creative and clever, subtle or not-so-subtle double-entendres! I think of it is an art, actually, rather than "icky" or "obscene" or "How dare they!?".
What's more revealing is that folks (apparently) read those flirt threads when they can just skip over 'em, y'know... if they read the first couple posts that are flirtatious and it turns 'em off, right?
...But NoooooOOOOOOooooo!- they keep readin'...apparently....and they must spend alot of time thinking about it all...how...how....disturbing that must be...y'know? NO? (I don't get it either....must be discomfort about latent tendencies...or issues....or repressions...er somethin'...glad it ain't me suffering like that!).
And I am SO GLAD to know that it's profanity even if it was substituting other words for profanity. What the "heck"? (OOPS!
) Do they sit there and say to themselves: "Well, let's see.... "feckin'" or "frickin'" or "dang" is a word substituted for YOU KNOW WHAAAAAAT!!!!!...and get all freaked out? (I wonder if "crap" and "darn" bothers 'em too?! I mean I can make up words to substitute but will THEY know I mean YOU KNOW WHAAAAAT!!!!
Well, there! Do all these issues look silly enough now? Really, I think that Michael Powell, soon-to-be former head of the FCC would be proud of the censorship practiced here.
Joyce in the mts.