Swearing in the forums - Please read
OK Guys, it's time for our tri-yearly laying down of the law about swearing on EduGeek.
The mods (and more than a few members) have brought it to my attention that a few of you think that swearing is acceptable on the forums in Edugeek and over the past few days we have edited out quite a few profanities in posts over various forums.
In short, it is not. We do not tolerate swearing on the site for many reasons but primarily because we have to ensure that EduGeek is safe to view in classrooms and does not get caught up in filtering blocklists due to profanity.
For all of our newer members we should tell you that several years back we spent quite a bit of time in contact with more than a few of the major filtering providers ensuring we were not blocked for any members. Please do not spoil this situation.
Also note that EduGeek is viewed not just by you, at the sharp end of IT support, but by very, very senior people in most of the major hardware and software companies throughout the world who pay attention to what you have to say very closely indeed.
If you come across as someone who cannot make a point without swearing then you begin to lose the argument.
There are a lot better and cleverer ways to voice your frustrations without resorting to bad language.
Remember, what you say here reflects not only on you as individuals, but as a profession too.