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Reminder - Use of Inappropriate Language

We would like to remind all our users that we do not allow the use of bad language on the ADAA Community Site.

We recognize that people use various language to portray their emotions, however, our User T&CS's state that "contributions must not: contain any material that is obscene or offensive". There is a large number of users on this site, resulting in a large variety of different backgrounds, different levels of tolerance, and different perceptions of offensive language.

Communities need to remain safe spaces for the diverse membership while also balancing freedom of expression. For this reason, posts containing language that may be offensive to other users will have that language edited - either by removal or through blacking out with the use of asterisks. Our policy of editing this language strives to maintain the balance between permitting users to portray their emotions through their choice of wording while avoiding offense to others who are reading. A post will only be deleted in entirety if it contains offensive language or sentiment directed towards another person.

Thank you for your understanding.

The ADAA Community Administrative Team

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Thank you for this Admin. Hopefully the awful language on here will be improved now. x

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Thank you.

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I think answering a persons cry for help is more important than complaining about a curse word they used, we are all adults and in the real world, everything isn't sanitized....and if you don't like what's being said ..then don't read it, and move on. Telling grown adults what they can say or not is a control issue...and that I find even more offensive than cursing. Although writing about politics and religion are also site rules, those are in place for good reason...all wars started out with only words, and it's two subjects most wars are fought over.

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Spot on..i agree..

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I have never seen awful language. I do, however, agree with the post above this one. If you can't take the heat, move on out of the kitchen. Words are just words. Now, if someone from this group comes to your house and hits you with a stick, you will have something to complain about.

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I have tried to reply about ur pm to me,but am not able to get through to U. I have seen many replies that have spiritual references God plays an important role in many peoples lives on this forum. Please let me no what was objectionable to U. Thank you.

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You will find all the forums on HU have no swearing, no religion and no politics rules, it's written in the guidelines and that's how it is.

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I think it's important for you to realize also that many of us have been abused in the name of God, and by people who claim they are good Christians....There are more faiths here than Christianity, and some are agnostic....so posts about prayer and God, and bible verses being quoted....can be as offensive to some of us as posting pornography can be to some....you have no idea the triggers it causes many of us, or the pain and suffering many of us have endured in the name of God.....politics and religion have no place here.

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Please read my response on this page about ur pm tome. Thank you.

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Who are you replying to and which page are you talking about ?

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The administrator.

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This post is 9 months old so Admin probably won't see it.

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Do U object to someone asking for prayer n people responding that they will?

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It's not about what I think, rules are rules.

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This is truly a hard call. I don’t want to trigger some people n let down others .

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Everyone has different needs. I can understand not wanting preaching or quoting bible verses, but I haven’t seen this on this forum. What I see is someone asking for prayer.

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rules are rules as Bantam12 says....your ignoring what the facts are for your own beliefs....please respect that we don't talk about religion or politics for good reason, I thought what I posted was pretty clear as to why. and yes...I have seen verse and scripture posted many times. and it offends some of us, excludes those of other faiths, and those that don't want religion or politics here....and that's why we have the option of PM....so that if we want to talk to another member at length about politics, religion, or whatever....you can do so without posting it.

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I,have seen so many posts recently n past that people say they will pray n ask for prayer. No on seems to object to them, so I don’t honestly know what to think. I don’t want to trigger someone or let others down who are asking for prayers.

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I have been on sites that start out with this just posting a prayer....and it turns into more and more....and honestly....just respect that most of us ignore a bit here and there just to keep the peace, ....but it always escalates at some point eventually....and many of us have been abused in the name of god....please respect that....if you want to talk about religion than pm....you keep using the phrase that others post wanting prayers....well....some of us don't. I like to talk about politics and many here had posted about their depression escalating because of the current political climate, and even though most agreed with me....is it fair for me to post all this political rambling and my beliefs when the site rules state...no religion or politics....so....I don't post about politics any more because I respect the site rules.

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I agree that posting bible verse or preaching goes against rules, but if someone is in despair n they ask for someone to pray for them, it is hard to refuse. I have not been able to access the PM function. I have tried many times n alerted the administrators.

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this is exactly why there is no place for politics and religion....no matter what I have said...you side step it..... when you go to someone's profile page...there is a message option on the upper right of their screen....that's how you pm...and to answer you use the chat button.

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Maybe the request for prayer in a post is what needs addressing. I agree that should be a different forum since this forum is anxiety and depression , not faith and prayer. I’m new and am just reading many pinned posts. It would help me not reply with prayer support if the request is not permitted. That can easily be a different forum or pm. I’ve experienced spiritual abuse too so I can empathize about it being triggering. If my other posts are triggering I’m open to feedback there. It’s impossible to know every nuance that may trigger others though. I agree politics and religion are best kept separate from a forum like this

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Thank you for understanding this. That can be done on another forum if you need to do this.

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Flagging eliaki and others for talking about the bible and religion.

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This would include all forms of religion, not just Christianity

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