Personal Boundaries and ILIASM Jul 9, 2016 21:37:26 GMT -5 via Tapatalk unmatched, petrushka, and 12 more like this
Post by JMX on Jul 9, 2016 21:37:26 GMT -5
Jul 1, 2016 16:20:05 GMT -5 @smartkat said:I think EP as a whole (the entire site) was a lot more vulgar, crude and nasty than this board.
Yes, we talk about sex here. But I think the biggest difference is that there are no kids here. Adults can get crude and vulgar, but they tend to do it in a more sophisticated way. Also, people come here for help and advice on a serious problem - which, because it's about sex, can be hard to talk about.
If you want the really weird stuff, and you don't mind dealing with stupid people - Similar Worlds has plenty of both weirdness and stupidity. Adult babies....diapers...Okaaaay, then!
Oh! The adult-wearing-and-weeing-in-their-diaper crew. I have said it before, and I will say it again, I miss those fools. Entertaining for sure!
I will say, we have (at times) gotten a little raunchy. But! I never feel icky here and appreciate (but sometimes miss) not having to "school" drive-bys and trolls. I avoid the racier threads now when I don't feel up for it. I also have avoided the word association ones in the last couple of months. Just a personal preference. It takes me no time at all to scroll down.
I do remember one member here, after a lengthy hiatus, coming back to what can only be described as the "red" post, she was horrified, deleted her account and came back much later. It was a little over the top, and I cheerfully submitted my preferences in that thread, but in hindsight, it was kind of gross. Oh well, I do just feel so at home with all of you - even the ones I may not agree with on the regular.
I do think though, what Modhatter points out should be underlined - and they didn't say it like this, so I want to clarify my take-away:
We all come from so many different backgrounds. This is good and a challenge when using the written word. I think that understanding that we all do not think alike (thank God, it would be incredibly boring if we did) and we all do not communicate the same way, is imperative! Our meanings can get misconstrued very easily, and I challenge the membership to not take things personally until you have read a comment a couple of times and maybe even slept on it. I disagree vehemently with some from time to time. But I also accept that their world view is different from my own and were we to sit face-to-face discussing the same topic, it would not come off like it can when we are writing and reading. Body language and delivery are everything.
Anyway, two cents. Two shillings (?) two whatever you use.