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I’m just saying that in a professional forum, such as the one I administer, no one can post such items – words or pictures, and breaking that or certain other rules gets a user banned. Including trying to trick the “bad word filter”. There are reasons, and all behind the creation of the forum agreed they didn’t want such things.

Doesn’t matter that they can hear it in school, or from others in public – does any of that make it right? We’ve desensitizes the general public, and it starts with kids.

I guess since I don’t or can’t understand the not liking LOL ya might help me understand why……

. It was in use well before bratty 12 year olds and spoiled teens had parent-paid-for cell phones. We were using it before there was a big public internet – back about 1992, when CompuServe was king. In fact, all such “abbreviations” were in common use way before the Internet. I know, some adults seem to believe they are teen things, recent, used by kids – where do you think the kids got it? Adults like me back when……….. before texting, before POP3 email, before cell phones. Men invented it probably 20+ years ago ;-)

So maybe to help me understand – you could explain – just like I can explain why I don’t like today’s country music or profanity on public general use forums.

Personally, and no offense, profanity on public forums intended to not be “free-for-alls” like some of the drag race forums, is childish. Is it there to prove something? Or to say something that can’t otherwise be understood. That’s how I feel. It’s not professional, one can be fired for using that word in certain work places, and even though kids might hear it elsewhere, why spread it and desensitize them

or

make it harder for parents who wish their kids to not use it?

I guess them’s my thoughts on it.

Keep in mind, I’m untreated AD/HD multi, etc. with some sensitivity issues……. and since I used LOL just shortly before you posted….and I’m a 53 year old male who has used it for nearly 20 years…… :-/

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