So most arguments about my feelings about cussing would get voided if we went with the following idea I posted in response to one of the moderators; no?
Excuse me for being a little dense, but why should the FTB forum owners cater to your wants specifically?
The FTB forum rules spell out the implicit and explicit desires for what kind of community the owners of the forum want on it. If you want something else, then you are free to find another forum to chat on, or to make your own for that matter.
Besides, being offensive is not a sign of maturity. Being able to respond in a civil and cordial manner despite disagreements is however, and many of us strive towards that very ideal.
Adulthood is not an age, It's a mindset. One where being responsible for ones actions takes priority. and that responsibility does not end at the keyboard. it transcends everything we do in the role of being adults. be it words spoken in anger, or typed as may be the case on the net, to obeying the law.
By being a responsible adult, I can not condone offensive behaviour aimed at hurting other peoples feelings. Neither you nor I can predict what the final consequence of such an insult is. We do not know the state of mind of the people who frequent this forum. Not knowing does not absolve one of responsibility however, So the responsible adult thing to do is to take a little care in what one says.
Or to quote the Bad astronomer himself - Phil Plait that is: "Don't be a dick."