Thanks Skater Thanks everyone else
However, I feel I should take a minute to point something out. This is a spanking forum and these are just theoretical situations, not real people. I know that I've had some of these situations where I felt strongly about it and felt that most of the people answering were looking at things wrong. Sometimes I enjoyed trying to convince them, other times, I got too worked up over it. And that's my point --- these are nothing worth getting worked up over.
Basic netiquette applies with these things, which includes that you can't see the person's face or hear their tone of voice, so if there's a bad what they say can be taken and a good way, give them the benefit of the doubt (or even ask).
Sometimes a situation might hit you or someone else a certain way because of your (or their) own personal views or experience, which results in a strong reaction that others don't shares. Other times, our reactions might depend upon each persons values. As an example, Icono and I often disagree because (and I'm putting words into his mouth, so this might not be his exact view) he thinks that judgment is more important than obedience, which I actually agree with, except when dealing with minor children. However, in other places, we agree against most of the others.
I guess what I'm trying to say is, this is meant to be fun. It is NOT meant to be a parenting (or lifestyle or marriage counseling) forum. For it to stay fun, you have to be a little serious about it. On the other hand, if you take it too seriously, or don't allow people to be a little silly or a little sarcastic, it takes all the fun out of it.
Fun is the important thing. I hope we all have it here. Let's just keep that at the back of our minds if anyone starts getting too worked up or offended.
Thanks for letting me ramble.