Actually, it came from the YakFace forum years ago, long before Rebelscum even had a message board. I know because I'm the one who brought the idea to Philip when it became clear he needed a set of rules.
Whoops! My apologies, then.
Yakface had boards. . . Who knew?
Personally, I think it's a great guideline, especially if you're running an all-ages board populated by fans of a PG-rated franchise and feel the need to cover your ass.
Yeah, well, not me. There's gotta be about a dozen or two other Star Wars-themed boards out there, all with the exact same mindset, that "hey, we might have a nine-year-old participating, don't want to corrupt his fragile little mind!" or "we don't want to be responsible for him getting in trouble", whatever.
Well, that's great for them. But personally, I'm in my late twenties and I appreciate, for one, the small, little freedom of being able to say "ass" if I want to say "ass, or "bastard" when I want to say "bastard".
This is a tiny, tiny board, and we're all mostly in our mid-20's and 30's, and I think most of us should be able to handle the occasional PG-13-rated words just fine. And, like I said, if not, there's a plethora of other boards out there which will be happy to turn ass into ***, dick into ****, and bastard into ******* for you. . .