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Why we edit language on the site
« on: December 20, 2019, 01:18:38 pm »
The reason why we edit the language used on the site is because this is a family friendly site.

Because I wish I had a nickel for every time someone here said they wished they knew about Susan's when they were younger.

A nickel for everyone who said they knew that something wasn't right when they were a child.

When a young person can't access the site because a content filter on the library or school computer blocks the site due to language, they aren't able to get the information they need. The information that you said you wished you could have had at their age.

If you want to help us help people, especially younger people, you have to understand these rules, and cooperate with us on keeping the site available for all ages.

If we edit your language, it's because of the reasons I've listed above. I'm not going to tolerate anyone telling off the Staff, myself, or the site owner, Susan, about our language policies.

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Re: Why we edit language on the site
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2019, 01:37:07 pm »
A big thank you to all the site staff for working hard to keep this invaluable resource available for those who often need it so much. X

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Re: Why we edit language on the site
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2019, 02:02:05 pm »
Yup, I messed it up once already.  I have to watch my mouth a lot.  Sorry!

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Re: Why we edit language on the site
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2019, 03:09:10 pm »
The reason why we edit the language used on the site is because this is a family friendly site.

Because I wish I had a nickel for every time someone here said they wished they knew about Susan's when they were younger.

A nickel for everyone who said they knew that something wasn't right when they were a child.

When a young person can't access the site because a content filter on the library or school computer blocks the site due to language, they aren't able to get the information they need. The information that you said you wished you could have had at their age.

If you want to help us help people, especially younger people, you have to understand these rules, and cooperate with us on keeping the site available for all ages.

If we edit your language, it's because of the reasons I've listed above. I'm not going to tolerate anyone telling off the Staff, myself, or the site owner, Susan, about our language policies.

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Quite right too! We should all be capable of moderating what we type


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Re: Why we edit language on the site
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2019, 07:30:52 pm »
In addition to language, we also must monitor illegal actions, especially when talking about any type of medication.




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Re: Why we edit language on the site
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2019, 06:47:55 am »
Editing makes sense when appropriate, for sure.

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Re: Why we edit language on the site
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2019, 06:21:35 am »
I think it's important for a site like this to have certain standards and editing language by moderators is okay when required.


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Re: Why we edit language on the site
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2020, 03:51:41 am »
Megan and I were at a local support group the other night. We don't go to get support, we go to offer it.  :)

There was a woman there who has a nine year old son, and was looking for advice on how to help him. I pointed out our Youth area, and how the board description points out that it was heavily moderated. I told her that the whole site was kept family friendly, and that sexual discussions were moved into a restricted area.

I'm well aware that most nine year olds aren't going to be using the site, but I'm going to do everything in my ability to make sure that they and their families CAN use the site. I want that little boy to live as much of his life as himself that he can.
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Re: Why we edit language on the site
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2020, 10:46:52 am »
I can confirm language is edited!

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Re: Why we edit language on the site
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2020, 10:56:55 am »
I can confirm language is edited!

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Re: Why we edit language on the site
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2022, 02:57:19 pm »
I'd like to remind everyone of our language policy:

11. Foul or obscene language, and/or subjects belongs on the street, Please do not bring it on to my site.

This includes cloaked profanity, or using symbols to hide the words you shouldn't be using here. This is an all ages site, you've probably noticed that there is no "You must be 18 to use this site" button when you come to the forums.

Some of you have been getting fast and loose with the language lately, and we have to ask you to stop.
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Re: Why we edit language on the site
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2022, 03:37:36 pm »
In addition to the policy that @Devlyn mentioned,
we also do not want vulgar terms and words
being used for describing body parts. 
    ***Use clinical terms only*** 

Any questions please ask.
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I'd like to remind everyone of our language policy:

11. Foul or obscene language, and/or subjects belongs on the street, Please do not bring it on to my site.

This includes cloaked profanity, or using symbols to hide the words you shouldn't be using here. This is an all ages site, you've probably noticed that there is no "You must be 18 to use this site" button when you come to the forums.

Some of you have been getting fast and loose with the language lately, and we have to ask you to stop.
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Re: Why we edit language on the site
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2022, 07:38:03 pm »
In addition to the policy that @Devlyn mentioned,
we also do not want vulgar terms and words
being used for describing body parts. 
    ***Use clinical terms only*** 

Any questions please ask.
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I want to second that offer to ask any administrator or moderator if you have a question. We can be reached by PM or by email if you have less than 15 posts. My email is Rakel@susans.org. To reach the other staff members, their email is listed on their profile page.




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