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>>"When she presented this task to the class,
>> everyone initially took Stephen Victor's attitude: what the
>> fuck does this have to do with technical writing, and why
>> are you insulting my intelligence with this? (This attitude
>> is less forgivable for a student, but still surprising for..."
>>I found the language in your post offensive and did not read past the
>>I personally would appreciate it if you would refrain from using vulgar
>>language in your communications. We are writers and I think that more
>>creative words are available in our vocabularies.\
>I have to agree with Robin. I really don't care about foul language in many
>contexts, but using this sort of language on the tech writer list is
>definitely not appropriate. We shouldn't have to have someone supervising
>the list, but at times like these it seems like a good idea.
>- Tony G. Rocco
I agree too--it's times like this that make it seem like a good idea to
have some master point of control, protecting me from seeing something
"inappropriate" that might bother or offend me. I realize the original post
was on-topic and had a point to make, but I just couldn't
read on after seeing that...that...WORD.
In the future, original poster, please be more aware of my own personal
tastes and avoid using language I consider vulgar or lacking in
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