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  #1535001 18-Apr-2016 14:34
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I don't like on-line censors, which are usually dumb as s*** (you get the idea) anyway, resulting in the kind of stupidities cited above. I do however see the value of some kind of restraint on those who can only speak in curse words, and definitely prohibitions on hurtling such words at each other. We have all seen such sites and they are not pretty. Geekzone is maybe just a wee bit too restrictive in this regard. Every now and then one really feels a need to cut loose.

 

 





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  #1535004 18-Apr-2016 14:36
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Rikkitic:

 

I don't like on-line censors, which are usually dumb as s*** (you get the idea) anyway, resulting in the kind of stupidities cited above. I do however see the value of some kind of restraint on those who can only speak in curse words, and definitely prohibitions on hurtling such words at each other. We have all seen such sites and they are not pretty. Geekzone is maybe just a wee bit too restrictive in this regard. Every now and then one really feels a need to cut loose.

 

 

 

 

 

 

They make life easier for moderators 


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  #1535008 18-Apr-2016 14:45
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MikeB4:

 

 

 

They make life easier for moderators 

 

 

 

 

Agreed

 

 

 

On our website we created a large list of banned words based off common slurs, plus racial slurs unique to the main countries that visited our website. We listed all the words in our help documentation, and programmed them, plus some common varients into the auto-censor. the The auto-censor turned all swear words into My Little Pony names, this resulted in a few people going nuclear but peer pressure and shame forced them to follow the rules. Those that refused to follow the rules by posting unanticipated varients just got suspensions. The latter group were few and far between, especially after the first few suspensions resulted in some players being unable to participate in the competitions we ran.





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  #1535011 18-Apr-2016 14:51
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Now THAT sounds funny :)


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  #1535036 18-Apr-2016 15:21
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Ass is not a word for any part of the anatomy in British English.






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  #1535061 18-Apr-2016 15:23
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freitasm:

 

Behodar:

 

I remember reading about a site that changed "ass" into "butt". It even did it if it was part of another word, resulting in a clbuttic example of things going wrong!

 

 

That was also Spark when they did a FIND/REPLACE of "Telecom" on their website and ended up with lots of "Sparkmunication"...

 

 

 

 

That's a way better name though. They should have revised the company name to that instead.






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Just testing.... ass

 

EDIT: it worked... giggles like a school girl.




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  #1535090 18-Apr-2016 16:18
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Paul1977:

 

 

Funny, I just tried quoting your post and responding with freitasm's comment and I got censored.

 

 

 

 





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  #1535094 18-Apr-2016 16:28
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Geektastic:

 

Ass is not a word for any part of the anatomy in British English.

 

 

Good thing I'm not in the UK then.





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#1535095 18-Apr-2016 16:31
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Hey, at least we can say "Dick Smith". On some websites I've been on, "dick" is considered a swear word.


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  #1535126 18-Apr-2016 17:39
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Don't be a D***.

 

 





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  #1535138 18-Apr-2016 18:21
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Rikkitic:

 

Don't be a D***.

 

 

Don't be a Smith? ;)





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  #1535151 18-Apr-2016 18:48
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jarledb:

 

Rikkitic:

 

Don't be a D***.

 

 

Don't be a Smith? ;)

 

 

That reminded me of Austin Powers for some strange reason...





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DarthKermit:

 

Hey, at least we can say "Dick Smith". On some websites I've been on, "dick" is considered a swear word.

 

I'm sure looking up the dick smith website for hard drives created a few lols





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  #1535165 18-Apr-2016 19:53
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A few years ago, the University of Auckland got blacklisted by a US university because the address contained the letters "uck"...





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