I gave this person a chance to respond, but they have not contacted us after my last comment. I was truly curious as to her viewpoint. Here is the initial email:
You guys probably can guess, but we get a lot of emails and such. Most of it is normal stuff, but some of it is dumb, or dumber, than this question. I get aggravated at people asking me questions that are answered already in the About section of the site. But I was being nice and simply responded:Why do you allow the blantant use of profanity on this site? I am a teacher at the middle school. Students may read your site. Surely you can censor the comments.
This person did not like that short answer and assumed that I was being nasty:
We are an uncensoreded blog. Keeping students from reading our site is your responsibility. Not ours. It's part of what you get paid for, right?
Which was ironic as she teaches her kids that they have choice in how they can effect someone's day, but then decides to hassle me with dumbassery. Which led to my reply in which I explain my tone and viewpoint on children on my site:First of all, I wasn't referring to when they are at school because we block certain sites. I was just speaking of children period. You really didn't have to get nasty with me, I just wanted to know. If you had simply stated that it was uncensored, that would have been
Remember, a kind response is always well received.
I always try to teach my students that you can either work to make someone's day better or worst.
Have a Nice Day,
I am hoping that there is a possibility that this music or p.e. teacher was able to come away from this exchange with a little more common sense and that it will help her in molding her students into more productive members of society.First of all, why would I have to tell you that we are an uncensored blog, when you were the one asking me why we don't censor the comments? Was that not a big clue that we were uncensored?
Even so, my comment wasn't meant to be nasty, it was meant to be matter-of-fact. I usually reserve that tone for the countless emails I get from people who ask us questions without simply clicking the big ABOUT link at the top of the page that contained the answer.
But my reply still stands. It is not our job to censor ourselves for children. That is the parents job. As a responsible parent, I make steps to ensure my children do not visit sites like mine, I assume other parents do as well. If they are not taking an active interest in their children's on-line activities, that's really not my problem.
Also, I eat passive aggressive for lunch. Yours was was quite tasty.