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Old 03-27-2015, 04:30 PM
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Exclamation What do you think about cussing in Kidpub?

Do you think it is appropriate only in certain places on Kidpub? Which places? Should cursing be limited to the Writer's Block? Should this website be 100% cursing-free? Should it be okay for cursing to be anywhere on the site?

What do you think?

Not only as a personal opinion, but what do you think people in general would assume from browsing kidpub? If I asked my parents for an account now, they probably wouldn't let me join, ahah. (oops.)

I know that nowadays, I see a lot more cussing than I did when I first joined. (Maybe I just didn't browse around as much? I don't really think so, but maybe?) I don't know if that's a good or bad thing, just wanted to mention it.

As for my opinion, I think cussing is fine on certain threads, as well as in stories (but only with a WARNING). Personally, I don't really like cussing in titles and the A/N, but I understand that people have different opinions on this.
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Old 03-27-2015, 06:14 PM
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yep :3 i totally agree, especially with the titles though, because there are kids as young as 8 or 9 on here. warnings are good though ^u^
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Old 03-27-2015, 06:34 PM
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If it's writing and there's a warning I don't care...but it shouldn't really be on WB (idk maybe on NESes and specific threads)
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Old 03-27-2015, 06:37 PM
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i think it shouldn't be in story titles or a/n, but it can be in stories, comments, and wb posts provided there are warnings.
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Old 03-27-2015, 07:41 PM
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Yeah, as long as there are warnings I think its fine.
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Old 03-29-2015, 04:31 PM
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I put warnings on my writing but yeah, I swear a fair bit. The words have specific connotations that I am aiming for - casual, informal, but intense. That's a very pretentious way of wording it but there is a specific reason why I swear in my writing and it's not laziness. It's there for a reason, be it character, atmosphere or something else. It's important.

And so I will defend my right to use those words for the sake of writing. Simple as.

In other places like AN, no, I don't think swearing should be encouraged, however, I know there are specific threads on WB such as the EVT. That is to be expected. People need to vent. Vents by nature are not censored. I don't know what else I can add to this.
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Old 05-09-2015, 12:54 PM
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I think on Kidspub, most of the members that do curse are around the same age. Cursing is fine, but I would put warnings on any writing that contains cursing. I think on A/N people should just be cautious of cursing, as in any chatroom. Now, I don't think people should curse just because they can. Cursing in any piece of work should only be used if it's in character, escalates a situation, or if someone yelling a G-rated exclamation in that situation just doesn't work. For example:

!WARNING! MILD CURSING!

"What the hell is happening!"
as in certain times sounds better than
"What the heck is happening!"

I actually debated whether or not I would include cursing in my book, and I'm still not sure, I may or may not while I'm editing it.
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Old 10-05-2015, 10:44 PM
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*desperately trying not to curse in my book*
*if I talk about many mature things I will start cursing*
*but as long as it's okay for, say, my ten-year-old brother to read, no cursing*
*I just use the words "he cursed" but I think sometimes I need to curse*
*urgh just keep trying Snowy keep trying*
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Old 10-06-2015, 06:49 PM
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I think cussing is fine in stories as long as they have a warning or something, and on venting threads because it's a venting thread and it's to post how you feel. Although I think the case is a little different on things that everyone looks at such as titles, the NES (which hasn't happened in a while anyway), and on forums that everyone views that aren't meant for that kind of thing. I don't think there's anything wrong with expressing your emotions, but if it's something that younger kids or people who don't like it may view it easily and without realizing there is swearing, then you should be able to find other words.
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