I agree with Jim, there's no place for vulgarity in a professional pubilcation primarily directed towards computer hardware/software, be it a print magazine, an online article, or a podcast. Some exceptions can exist, like "Kick Ass" which is short, gets the point across, & is usually
used apropriately (though lately, I've questioned the validity of the "Kick Ass" label for certain products)
, & works a lot better than "Knocks Your Socks Off"
I'm a bit at odds with the picture being discussed... on one hand, it's Amber's personal work space
being shared with the rest world & is being presented to us uncensored... on the other hand, it's a lot like the old days of music, where bands started pushing vulgarity into the lyrics, & at first everyone just winked, turned a blind eye, &/or laughed it off, and it became sort of accepted as part of music, but then it became more & more prominent, & bands like WASP pushed the limits with songs like "Animal (Fuck Like a Beast)", and then it blew up with the whole "2 Live Crew" thing & now we have explicit lyrics stickers & you have to be 18 to buy many albums now, & I've even been carded about a dozen times in the last 15 years when buying CD's
At the rate things are going, in 10 years, you're going to have to show ID that shows you're 18 or over to buy Maximum PC from a store... Think I'm kidding... people said they would never have age restrictions on music either.
Of course Jim should probably have posted in the magazine feedback section, not the Dog Pound...
Don't get me wrong, I'm not against vulgarity, but it's getting ridiculous how much & how unnecessarily
it's being used these days. People around me know that if they hear me cuss, they better watch the f out, cause I'm really pissed off, & that's the way it should be...