Posted by DR on August 02, 2005 at 15:04 [18.104.22.168]
In Reply to: Re: Sorry Val -- now you're just desperate posted by Baby Val on August 02, 2005 at 14:23
Okay Val, let's use your hypothetical that you wrote here:
"Now suppose that I see on a forum discussing Harry Potter a name that I have seen elsewhere on the net and that I know belongs to a TB. Should I now avoid that person, just because we wear the same kind of underwear."
But how would you know that person's screen name belongs to a TB? If you *only* associate in adults-only forums, then you shouldn't be encountering TB's all that often. Nor would you remember them. I can't think of a single screen name belonging to a TB, and I know hundreds of such screen names. I'm wondering why you can?
But let's run with your hypothetical -- that you just happen to run into a TB screen name you recognize in an unfamiliar virtual forum -- then I would say that you *shouldn't* speak with him/her, because you would only be choosing to speak with him/her (over others) because s/he is into diapers.
Otherwise, why would you speak with him/her? That person is no more or less into Harry Potter than any other screen name. So why choose that particular person? You still haven't answered that question.
And the reason is that you obviously want to say hello because you know s/he's a TB. Not cool.
Regarding your example with your nephew -- you're right, you *shouldn't* speak to your nephew if his parents wouldn't approve of that conversation.
I don't see how this is confusing to you. I think the logic is extremely simple and straight-forward.