We try to keep CougarBoard clean, so profanity of any kind (and in any language) is not allowed on CougarBoard.
THE LORD'S NAME
You may not take the Lord's name in vain on this board.
HOW ABOUT ACRONYMS?
You may not use acronyms which, if expanded, contain profanity or take the Lord's name in vain.
If the average person would expand your acronym using profanity, then it's considered profanity.
(When we refer to the "average person", we're not referring to the average
Mormon in Utah.)
WHAT SUBSTITUTIONS ARE ALLOWED?
Using an asterisk in the middle of the word does not make it
any less offensive. Neither does replacing the letter A with
@, or the letter S with $. The general rule of thumb we use
is this: if you say the profanity in your mind when you read
the post, then it is as if you used the profanity. So, in some
cases, #@%! could be considered profane.
Do not post pictures in order to admire someone's beauty. Do not discuss
the relative beauty of others, except your spouse / significant other.
This may seem a little harsh, but this board is not intended to serve
as a beauty pageant, nor as a "hot or not" contest.
Sexual innuendo, double entendres, and other such questionable material
is prohibited. Repeat violations of this rule will result in increasingly
Posts that are degrading to women will not be tolerated. Some examples of
inappropriate posts would be calling someone a "whore",
insulting someone's mother/wife, or general male chauvinism.
SEX IN GENERAL
In general, sex is not an appropriate topic on this board. While there may
be exceptions, they are few and far between. If you have a question about
the appropriateness of a particular topic, please boardmail one of the
moderators to ask about it.
RESPONDING TO INAPPROPRIATE POSTS
Some posts are against the rules because of word choice, while other posts
are against the rules because of the overall topic of the post. For the
purposes of this rule, "inappropriate posts" are considered to be
any post that has a topic that is against the rules.
If you see a post that is against the rules, whether for word choice or
choice of topic, please use the Report Abuse link on that post to let us
know about it.
Any post responding to an inappropriate thread draws more attention to that
thread. Responding to or promoting an innapropriate post is not allowed.
A link to a web page about a topic is generally considered the same as posting about the topic directly.
WHY SO HARSH?
The owners of CougarBoard feel very strongly about so-called
"family values". Some may feel that we are prudes. We're
actually proud to be considered prudes, and think the world would be a much
better place if more people were prudes. :)
Isaiah 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that
put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet,
and sweet for bitter!
We refuse to let the possibility of being known as "prudes" keep us
from standing up for what we believe is right. You can believe differently,
and we'll respect your belief. Please respect our beliefs when using this