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.
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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