Hello, At this time I am not able to approve your membership. This is a friendly family atmosphere at the same time members must use caution while doing item exchanges. Your email with the words "split lip" lobotomy certainly will send a message of fear to members. Your email sends a message defined below. Mod Owner Vickie A lobotomy (Greek: lobos: Lobe of brain, tomos: "cut/slice") is a form of psychosurgery, also known as a leukotomy or leucotomy (from Greek leukos: clear or white and tomos meaning "cut/slice"). It consists of cutting the connections to and from the prefrontal cortex. These procedures often result in major personality changes and possible mental disabilities. Lobotomies were used in the past to treat a wide range of severe mental illnesses, including schizophrenia, clinical depression, and various anxiety disorders, as well as people who were considered a nuisance by demonstrating behaviour characterised as, for example, "moodiness" or "youthful defiance". After the introduction of the antipsychotic Thorazine, lobotomies fell out of common use and the procedure has since been characterized "as one of the most barbaric mistakes ever perpetrated by mainstream medicine".[
So I promptly replied:
I hope you realize that you take this too seriously. I feel I must mention that COPPA Policy regulations state that any person(s) under the age of 13 cannot join (and therefore not see my e-mail) without parental consent. If the parents do consent, then they realize what (extremely basic and harmless) words they will be exposed to. The words split, lip, and lobotomy can all be found in games that are rated "E" for Everyone by the ESRB. The only thing you have accomplished is add to the inappropriate and unnecessary censorship of our society, and censorship causes blindness. Therefore, you are not helping, but hurting our society with your misuse of power.
What do you guys think? I mean, this really ticked me off, but I wrote a generally controlled, rational e-mail. No insults or anything, just outlined what I believed to be a huge mistake.
Ugh. I'll elaborate more if you guys want, but it's pretty self explanatorily reeediculous.
Edit: Seriously, are you 13+ year olds afraid of the words split lip? Or lobotomy? 90% of people probably don't know what it is. And most people don't care enough to look it up. Even if you did, is it really that frightening? "Oh noes his email uses a word I've never heard before about a medical procedure that isn't done any more.. I'm really scared of this guy now.." - Random 13 year old whose parents allow him to single handedly meet strangers and take whatever they have from them.. WTF.
Edited by Splitlip, 15 July 2008 - 09:26 PM.