Yeah, that semanical justification clears it all up. Thanks. And "people being stupid" is a direct attack, and you can try to cover that up in semantics as well. Your intent was perfectly clear. Such as, I never said that you do not respect other people. I said that you "may not respesct other people." See, I can use semanics, too. But based upon your response, it was clear how you interpreted it. Funny how that it only applies when you are doing the interpreting, though, and that you don't "appreciate it." But other people's interpretations don't matter to you, and they are "being stupid."
If there is no intent behind the word, or in your words it is not "profane," then why use it to begin with if others may take offense to it? I don't recall you being the authority on what is considered profane or not, anyhow. So your opinion on what is inappropriate language or not really only applies to your perspective, and not necessarily others.
And there are moderators that can make that determination when something gets reported. Not you, not me. You are just as welcome to be upset about being moderated as I may be for reporting something and no moderator taking action on it. But to take issue with people moderating for whatever reason, then voicing your opinion negatively on those people, that is something altogether different.
We have differing opinions. You do your thing. I'll do my thing. I have nothing more to say on the subject. Enjoy your evening.
I stand by my words. You were being stupid. That doesn't necessarily make you a stupid person altogether, as a lot of smart people have done a lot of stupid things. That's not semantics, just reality.
You said that I may not respect other people, meaning to say that in your opinion it is a real possibility. I responded to that. I didn't appreciate it because it was quite baseless. If you had supported your statement, I might have understood your reasoning, and if it was fair to some degree, then that I can appreciate, even if it was a misunderstanding.
As to other peoples opinions, I don't think it's fair to say that they don't matter to me. You might have argued that your opinion doesn't matter to me, but even then you would be wrong, as I have argued on the basis of 'what' and not 'who'.
You ask why should someone express themself using words that could be used offensively. I have already mentioned that any words can be used offensively, and not just those that are commonly used for that purpose. So I say again, that the more accurate measure of actions is intention. Meaning that if you see that someone was not being malicious, then don't put too much stock in the words they used to convey their message if you feel that those words could otherwise be offensive. People express themselves in different ways. What matters more is what they mean, and less what they say.
I said that intention is the true measure of actions. Judging by a persons intentions, you can determine whether the meaning of their words was offensive or not. I'm not the authority on what is considered profane, as you and everyone else are free to consider things in any way you please. That doesn't change the fact that some considerations are stupid. I've been known to have many a stupid consideration myself, so don't get too offended.
I never did assume that I had any authority to make decisions regarding reports made against individuals, or that my opinion overrules the moderators. I never claimed or hinted at being upset by anything related to our discussion. I have no qualms about taking issue with things I see as nonsensical. Could I be wrong about some or all of those things? Certainly. But it helps when the person taking the other side can make substantiated arguments against each point.
If you have nothing more to say on the subject then that's fine. I really don't think you've said anything anyway.