Profanity versus Professionalism

Robert Roosen (
Wed, 16 Aug 1995 18:14:45 GMT

Of course, the two do not mix. Profanity in a post is an
automatic turn off of communication, and is a sure sign of unprofessional
behavior. It is rather obvious that profane posters really have nothing
of value to say. I personally hit delete as soon as the dirty words appear.
On the Internet, many of us are striving for the increase and
diffusion of knowledge. Responsible colleagues are the primary tools for
accomplishing that purpose. It is a poor workman who curses his tools.