First and foremost, on behalf of myself, and every single member of Mets Paradise, I would like to offer a sincere apology to Mrs. yogi for any offense. I do not mean to be presumptuous, nor imply that any other member should have need or cause to make a similar statement. But I have been here with you guys for many years now, and know that I speak for all on this.
I wasn't going to get anywhere near the recent situation in the Shoutbox, but it wouldn't stop bothering me. And I am not taking sides in this at all, but felt it needed to be addressed. So here goes.
This forum is a place where we all come to relax, let our hair down, and banter about a shared passionate interest. It is the online equivalent of a corner pub. We are not at work, around our children, at a place of worship, or even at the dinner table with out spouse. We are hanging out with a bunch of guys we feel comfortable with. We are not watching our language the same way as if we were in a different situation. No one posts thinking that a person other than the members are reading. No one means to insult or offend another's family. And none of us would tolerate anyone saying something about another's family.
However, being expected to "watch our language" here is unrealistic. It's a standard that I, for one, would have a very hard time living up to. Nobody posts here thinking of who might occasionally pass by. And nobody posts here meaning to, or wanting to, offend anyone. Based upon the situation, there will be bad language at times. None of it is meant personally.
I hope I have not overstepped here. I would ask that everyone please refrain from making any jokes in reply.