I disagree and believe that your "we'd rather" is actually very person-specific. IMO, using the cutesy get around is actually MORE distracting to the etiquette issue than just saying "While I was at Target." And since we need not fear any salacious Target ads, it's wasted effort to try to avoid them.
Also, since this forum isn't there for promotion of products and services, or even to rate them, we'd rather not get more specific because that can be distracting from the real focus, which is the etiquette of a situation.
No one has to agree with me. I never suggested anything of the sort.
True, but the way it was worded *did* suggest it was an official policy.
I just edited my response, so I don't see that this is worth arguing.
I wasn't trying to argue, just explain - and how in the world would I have known you had edited your response?
You wouldn't-but I still don't see that it's necessary to discuss it, especially in view of the fact that I did edit it.
Lol you're kidding right? My point was I had no way of knowing you *had* edited your post - I'm cool with not discussing it but as far as I know you don't get to decide how people reply to your posts, and honestly claiming "oh I edited it" just makes you look disingenuous.
Yeah, I actually feel like discussing it.
Whether it was intentional or not, the wording used did, as a PP stated, give the impression that it was official policy and I think it's important to clarify for any newer poster who are reading and becoming confused: There is no official policy or rule that all store names be obscured. The fear of offensive ads is present (although to even call it a fear is a stretch, IMO) but the average adult knows darn well which words would cause those ads to appear and which do not.
If one feels that posting the name of the store would cause distraction, it's my personal suggestion that the poster then simply say "a hardware store" to avoid the guessing games that "the orange apron store" would create. But again, there is nothing in the rules on this and as neither I not anyone else in this thread, regardless of history or number of posts, is a mod everything posted in this thread from all posters is merely personal thoughts.