Maybe you should review your post through the eyes of a potential convert, SolEX.
Hmmm, I was always taught to envision your audience when giving a presentation. I was never a convert and I couldn't even fathom being in the shoes of someone wishing to enter the mysteries of the Orthodox Church. I usually do not post in Convert topics unless I feel I can provide some perspective, albeit cradle, to someone.
On a bulletin board, I try to imagine the other posters even though I have no idea what he/she looks like. Context can only go so far. I've done better in the last couple of months and there's always hard work ahead.
Check to see if a post's content has edges that might feel too razor sharp, or lacks for gentleness. If it concerns something you're vehemently against, such as..I dunno..abortion, check to see if a post has points that are judgmental of a person's situation or past, but be firm on beliefs that the Church has already established by offering counter-questions or similes. Maybe throw in a couple of smiley faces to take the edge of words.
I use smiley's liberally. You have made good points.
Also, can you explain what you personally feel is
extremely mean, irrelevant and/or offensive.
? Not to put you on the spot; just trying to gauge your level of personal judgment concerning these areas.
I have a thick skin; Anything that gets me upset immediately is usually mean, irrelevant and/or offensive.
Let me be the first to compliment you on not posting controversial material.
If all else fails, maybe you could pick up a few pointers from OzG. He's usually pretty perceptive about certain things.
Hope I guided you a little!
You really helped. Thanks for taking the time to write the message.