View Full Version : Another "Less Serious" Forum ...

Brian Gibbons
June 4, 2001, 12:22 AM
I would like to ask if there has been any consideration given to the possibility of creating another forum, similar to general discussion, but one where folks can post replys without worrying about being politically correct. I enjoy the "goofy" and humourous replies that many TFLers make but it seems that more and more folks are becoming offended at certain replies made to their postings. I am actually disappointed when the moderators caution us to treat the subject matter "seriously" because it stifles the posting of some very funny and entertaining responses. Lets be honest... some of the topics and questions posted on "General Discussion" just scream for a witty comeback. The new forum could be called something like "Pot Shots" or "Gun Nuts". We need a forum for TFLers who like to joke around without offending those who are sensitive to dry humour or sarcasm ...

Rich Lucibella
June 4, 2001, 02:23 AM
Stick around....wit and dry humor is hardly against the rules at TFL. In fact, there are only 4 reasons why Staff steps in: http://www.thefiringline.com/Misc/Policy.html None of these include the commission of humor.

Yup, TFL tends to be more "serious" than other Boards. We also tend to be a bit more on topic, informative and better behaved. That happens to be our niche. Check out the Announcement on the new software....there's a feature there for private messaging which allows for uncensored comments at will. Clowns may not appreciate the feature, as they have an insatiable demand (birthright?) for public audience. ;) Such audience is available at a number of other sites.

Here's a site for great humor and uncensored comment: http://www.hardcoretalk.com.

June 4, 2001, 05:16 AM
Dry humor is a "conservative trait.
Wet hummers are a "liberal" trait.

Rich Lucibella
June 4, 2001, 05:42 AM
Now, that's dry! :D

Mal H
June 4, 2001, 09:28 AM
Brian - What you may have seen that appeared to be censorship or lack of humor from an admin/mod is when a poster goes far beyond accepted humor or wit.

Heck, if we were to disallow humor or even a little friendly sarcasm, I'd have to turn in my resignation right now and I don't see that happening. It is easy to distinquish humor from personal attacks even though they may look like humor.

June 4, 2001, 10:37 AM
Wet humor tickles my radius/ulna juncture.

Shaken or stirred both ok, just don't put crosshairs on another poster.

Or...rational arguements are not rationed.


Jason Demond
June 4, 2001, 05:12 PM
Humor! We have humor here, that's an outrage! ;)

June 12, 2001, 05:50 AM
Ok, you gotta admit this is really great humor.


June 12, 2001, 02:46 PM
Hey RAE...are you saying the BHP is a joke???


Here comes the flames...EVERYONE FIND COVER...


June 12, 2001, 04:16 PM
BHP a joke?!?! Hardly. If you check out the lock n load section, then read the back to back messages by Dead and Dinosaur you might understand the humor of it.

Mal H
June 12, 2001, 04:41 PM
Ahh!! So that's the humorous part. I wasn't going to say anything, but I didn't "get it". Maybe if we had read the thread at around 6:51 AM EST, it would have been apparent. :D

June 12, 2001, 06:07 PM
Hey Mal...you forgot the crucial element...lots and lots of fire water...:D


George Hill
June 13, 2001, 10:33 AM
Dry can be too Dry.