Originally Posted by bermuda
Agreed. While age may dictate percpetions and real-world experience, I don't think it must necessarily affect the ability to communicate. Misunderstandings occur for a variety of reasons, but in a text forum like this, where there is ample opportunity to make a point clear and even go back and clarify (edit) as needed, there's no reason to not get it right.
I think emoticons are fine, but not as a method to spin words or thoughts that should be obvious on their own.
and thats why Bermuda is a moderator and I am still on day release...beautifully put bro