On profanity and the word filter

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Postposted on Thu Jul 06, 2006 12:38 pm

Actually, I wanted to use the 'unmentionable' word, but I knew it would get the axe, so I revised my prose.

And I don't see anything wrong with 'fricking'. Just like using 'crap' instead of '****', and 'bitch' instead of '****', it's just a less vulgar way to get your vulgar thoughts across.
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Postposted on Thu Jul 06, 2006 12:53 pm

Limiting profanities is one thing, but should we go as far as making it a NCF?
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Postposted on Thu Jul 06, 2006 12:56 pm

NCF?
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Postposted on Thu Jul 06, 2006 1:00 pm

Wajo wrote:NCF?

http://www.acronymfinder.com/af-query.a ... ring=exact

Doesn't clue me in either as to what he means by that....
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Postposted on Thu Jul 06, 2006 1:03 pm

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Postposted on Thu Jul 06, 2006 1:07 pm

Wajo wrote:NCF?

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Postposted on Fri Jul 14, 2006 7:14 pm

f*ck Sh*t

Can't people do this, if they wanted to get their idea across? would this be considered trying to work around the filter or something?
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Postposted on Fri Jul 14, 2006 8:31 pm

Yes, that's considered working around the filter. Don't do it.

The idea is that the TR Forum Management doesn't want a poster to "get the point across".
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Postposted on Fri Jul 14, 2006 8:42 pm

Kevin wrote:The idea is that the TR Forum Management doesn't want a poster to "get the point across".


Then stuff like just having the first letter followed by asterisks is a no-go too, right?
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Postposted on Fri Jul 14, 2006 11:30 pm

Vrock wrote:Then stuff like just having the first letter followed by asterisks is a no-go too, right?

Think so but you guys should allow it. There are lots of 4 letter words which are profane
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Postposted on Sun Jul 23, 2006 1:39 am

Testing out this word filter -

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EDIT: Fix up the word filter. These work as you can see.

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Postposted on Sun Jul 23, 2006 3:46 am

Obviously you didn't read my first post or the rest of the thread. I'm not looking for help testing all possible combinations of the filtered words and I certainly can't make the filter catch everything either. If people type what you did, then that falls under "working around the filter intentionally" and will be dealt with accordingly.
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Postposted on Tue Dec 25, 2007 12:22 am

Since Ragnar Dan apparently couldn't be bothered, "sucks balls" may not be profane, but it's certainly not family friendly. Certainly not something I'd want my (heretofore non-existent) kid to wander up and read on my screen. Just thought you'd like to know. I'd post a picture of "sucking balls" so that you'd know, but it violates rule 8, which incidentally reminds you that this is a family-friendly site.
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Postposted on Tue Dec 25, 2007 12:35 am

AMD Damo wrote:Testing out this word filter -
It's too bad it's not possible to have a stupid filter.
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Postposted on Tue Dec 25, 2007 12:40 am

derFunkenstein wrote:Since Ragnar Dan apparently couldn't be bothered, "sucks balls" may not be profane, but it's certainly not family friendly. Certainly not something I'd want my (heretofore non-existent) kid to wander up and read on my screen. Just thought you'd like to know. I'd post a picture of "sucking balls" so that you'd know, but it violates rule 8, which incidentally reminds you that this is a family-friendly site.


Um boo hoo for you ? Seriously though if your offended by sucks balls you need to unplug from the internet, get rid of your tv and never go outside again because your going to hear or see something worse than that pretty every day.
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Re: On profanity and the word filter

Postposted on Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:12 pm

So does that mean we're free from reprimand so long as the filter catches anything we say thats offensive, or are we supposed to avoid using anything the filter might catch in the first place?

Also, does the filter apply to the R&P? Seeing as how its somewhat more of a free for all from what I understand, I figured I'd ask...
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Re: On profanity and the word filter

Postposted on Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:24 pm

zer0 wrote:So does that mean we're free from reprimand so long as the filter catches anything we say thats offensive, or are we supposed to avoid using anything the filter might catch in the first place?

It would be better to avoid things you think the filter catches, but nothing happens if the filter stars out the word(s). However, the filter does not work in thread titles that appear in the hot threads list on the front page. So it's best to avoid any sort of profanity in thread titles. Hand slapping (or worse) is likely to result.

zer0 wrote:Also, does the filter apply to the R&P? Seeing as how its somewhat more of a free for all from what I understand, I figured I'd ask...

Read the announcement that's listed in the R&P forum for R&P specific rules.
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