On May 29, 2009, at 5:00 AM, Michael Bruschkewitz wrote:

>
> "Gregory Brown" <gregory.t.brown / gmail.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag news:b37300880905281722y32494f1w7715475c51f56056 / mail.gmail.com 
> ...
>> On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 8:14 PM, Juan Zanos  
>> <juan_zanos / talkhouse.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Is there a way to block users on this group who use vulgar  
>>> language with
>>> intent to offend?
>>
>> The same way you block users with intent to offend (or not) who do  
>> not
>> use vulgar language, with a kill-file in your mail client.   Another
>> way to avoid such discourse is to not act like a troll with no  
>> respect
>> for the other members of this list.
>>
>> -greg
>>
>
> Offender may have some problems staying kind and friendly.
> People feeling offended have problems beeing tolerant.
> (They should just skip the post when tolerance limit is reached.)
> It is the same sort of social disability.
>
> Some offendings may come from in-familiarity to english language or  
> cultural differences.
> Never offer left hand to muslims, for example. I had absolutely no  
> idea about this problem until I read/heard about real reason.
>
> In this NG we should concentrae on language issues.

It's impossible to never offend.  You can't please everybody all the  
time as they say.  But in this case
there was no language misunderstanding.   The poster's intent was  
specifically to be vulgar and offensive.  It's perfectly reasonable to  
reject abusive behavior.