I just say whatever the hell I please and f**k the lot of ya.
to be honest, it's general attitude that matters more than anything else. The previously mentioned Wishface for example, he swore a lot, but his real problem that every single post was filled with vitriolic bile and an unending stream of bullshit, so it bothered people. It would have bothered us though even if he never swore, such was his attitude and behaviour.
On the otherside of things, I'm probably the most sweary person on the forums and I don't do anything about it, I never self censor, and people accept it because they are my minions and they do what I tell them too.
It's also because in amongst my sweariness and my occasional rants my input into this little community is largely positive. It doesn't hurt to be the master of thumping great big posts that are always well written and thought provoking.
My little foray into self absorption over, my point is that my input day to day far outweighs my sweariness, so they let it pass.
Bottom line, if your an asshat, don't use words like asshat. If you're not an asshat, then feel free to say asshat, but not too much. Feel free to use bum beret instead.
El mod forgot to add the 'don't piss off Grummy' rule as well, so just take it as a standard rule for all things and your good to go.
One. Warrior. Nation.