- 2013/01/02 12:34:00 PM
While ASCII art is fun, it is often used in a way where it takes a lot of space while saying very little. ASCII art can be very disruptive when used in the middle of a discussion, and that is why it is frowned upon, but in generally we do not consider it a serious infraction of the forum guidelines.
I use ASCII art at times when I lock threads, typically to make a little fun, but also to drive home a point with a little visual aid. I want to make it perfectly clear that my colleagues or myself would never use ASCII art in the middle of a discussion, but you may see us posts such from time to time when we lock threads, as the thread/discussion at that point is considered over. It can also happen, very rarely so, that we will post ASCII art in light-hearted threads (The Sha of Happiness thread
comes to mind)
If someone is truly offended by me locking threads in this manner, they are more than welcome to send their complaint to: [email protected]