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You're right. We can be kind of wishy-washy when it comes to "untoward behavior." Like, what about if you're just joking around?
Think about this, for example. What if, say, the Site develops a NL Club Member Area™. Let's say, in this example, that you log in to NL Club Member Area™, and you contribute NL Club Feedback™ to the Site, and therein describe the NL Editorial Staff (i.e., me) as an "elitist dweeb."
For crying out loud, you might argue: you’re only teasing! (You are just teasing, right?) Should not that be okay? Is somebody really going to get hurt and/or litigious????
Further, given that humor is, by its nature, the exploration of boundaries, including those of appropriateness and/or moral acceptability, then, shit, man, what gives?
That, legal eagles, is the gray area indeed. We may kick you out. We may not. We're fickle. There are kids present. Be nice.
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Speaking of which, could we get a legal expert to contact NL? To wit, do people ever use an epigraph in a document like this? Does that undermine the enforceability of these terms? It does, right?
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