Sometimes words have been used without the realization that they are insults. Other times, derogatory words were used deliberately to exert personal attack in the forum. Our moderators will for sure ban intentional offenders from BC if anyone repeatedly insults others. Unintentional mistakes do happen, and a simple apology should be forthcoming to alleviate bad feelings. To prevent mistakes from being made in the first place or offensive words being posted in discussions, BCers need to understand what words may constitute insults. Besides the most abusive ones, the common sense would be if you don’t like the words being used on yourself, it’s probably wise not to use them on others. If you have any concerns about particular words as insulting, you may want to list them here in this thread so as to bar the use of them in the future. No one should be subject to insults either intentionally or unintentionally in BC forum.