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Re: Avoiding the swear sensors...

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So just to clarify do you have a list of the words we can't say?
Here's a partial list:

*****
****
****
****
******
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HTH
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Here's a partial list:

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HTH
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Nope, guess not !!!
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Re: Avoiding the swear sensors...

Gosh this is like going into a garge in the old days.

Filler up Sir,Which star 2 3 4 or 5.

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Don't think the PM problem was me ?

I just feel that as AO grows, people have to learn to be more tolerant of others and not so authoritarian.
It may have been HSTDriver I can't find the post

There has to be moderation and if managed correctly it will won't be authoritarian.

But the fact can't be denied that some memebers are overstepping the mark.

I've seen a post showing members not just how to disgiuse swear words but openly post them
 
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It may have been HSTDriver I can't find the post

There has to be moderation and if managed correctly it will won't be authoritarian.

But the fact can't be denied that some memebers are overstepping the mark.

I've seen a post showing members not just how to disgiuse swear words but openly post them
In Fairness to CG, I saw a post she edited for language recently, and she tackled it with fairness and humour, which was respected by all parties. My point is, there are ways of going about moderating without being too heavy handed and angering the users.
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Exactly

But those that choose to go one step further must be warned and then if it carries on well

Most of our Mods I think give a warning

Then a Please stop this now

Then the punishment stick comes out

I don't think the swearing issue will be a problem to the sensible members
 
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Re: Avoiding the swear sensors...

Do you think ******* should be on the swear filter list? I always thought it was a serious swear word, but then it can (all though rarely) be used in a non-swearing way..

I also see we can say Scunthorpe now. Interesting...
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But if you just type **** it blocks it out

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Testing..

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Seems if you bold it it gets it too..

Silly dog bot, clever swear filter
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Re: Avoiding the swear sensors...

Hmmmmm, a profanity thread!

Hows about a name filter?

According to PM traffic: Jock, Septic, Fritz and Ivan are deemed acceptable but Ahmed gets you a PM...(???)
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Some of mine get removed with no obscene content, classified as inappropriate I guess.: Life's a breeze though, stay happy and cheerful folks.
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Hmmmmm, a profanity thread!

Hows about a name filter?

According to PM traffic: Jock, Septic, Fritz and Ivan are deemed acceptable but Ahmed gets you a PM...(???)
You don't get people relating Jock, Septic, Fritz and Ivan to a terrorist now do you?
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Re: Avoiding the swear sensors...

Ah, I suppose public enemy No.1 ought to sign in.

I made a post containing two words which were banned, which has probably set off this whole thread.

Please note: I posted them to point out that there is a flaw with the swear filter. I chose two words, which I consider to be of less offensive nature: ****: which means the same as crap - (I believe crap is the nastier word), and ********: which sounds like rollocks (I find ******* is far more offensive).

Let it be said that I avoided far worse words that I have never used in my everyday life.

(You should add crap and ******* to the list. I was told off once for using the word poof).


Having posted this, I was dropped on like a ton of bricks: OK - hands up, I was wrong - I deserved a and a deleted post.

However, I felt extremely foolish after what was actually only a joke, and I would like it on record that I am a decent human being, who abides by every rule in life, and did not enjoy the experience of being warned with points, etc.

I was on the verge of leaving just at the point that the "points" were revoked, BTW: I'll stick it out for now.


Howell raises very valid points re double standards: his points should be taken in and considered carefully, (as I'm sure they are).

One person complains about crudeness, however you want to refer to it, then themselves go on to post what I find to be offensive - and I have seen it in the case of Mods as much as anyone.

Double standards abound, I'm afraid, and heavy handedness is not always the answer.

BigFoot pointed something out to me yesterday which some may not have liked, and said I ought to change it, which I did, without a moment's thought. I came away from that a far happier individual.

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Some of mine get removed with no obscene content, classified as inappropriate I guess.: Life's a breeze though, stay happy and cheerful folks.
ZF, if the posts you're referring to are the ones I think, then there was absolutely nothing wrong with them. They were replying to an offensive thread (or an offensive part of a thread at least) and therefore just got removed as part of the housekeeping. The same happened to several of mine.

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Re: Avoiding the swear sensors...

Snoots, I see what you're saying, and we can't expect the swear filter to be perfect (I imagine it gets updated as holes are spotted) but if something is in the swear filter then that's a pretty good sign that it isn't acceptable.

I also agree that in the majority of cases the mods should start off with just a friendly PM request - but I understand sometimes that isn't possible, depending on the method of connection to the forum the mod is using at that point.
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Re: Avoiding the swear sensors...

Sometimes chaps, the sheer size of the site, and the speed of posting, is such that makes it quite difficult to have an off-thread conversation about what was posted.

Most of the times we try, honestly.


With regards to Mods' posts, you should feel free to report them as you'd report any other posts. There are enough of us to be able to be level headed about it and come to a fair conclusion.
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You don't get people relating Jock, Septic, Fritz and Ivan to a terrorist now do you?
Septic means American right?

As in Septic Tank = Yank. Its rhyming slang.. Very clever, I never knew that before
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You don't get people relating Jock, Septic, Fritz and Ivan to a terrorist now do you?
In the context I mention, both Ivan and Ahmed were used in the same manner i.e. to describe (in a jocular manner) groups which are a threat to security: "Ivan" the renewed threat from Russia and "Ahmed" the current real and present islamic fundamentalist threat.

The point I make is that Ahmed was thought to be offensive but Ivan not.

A double standard was at play.
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Re: Avoiding the swear sensors...

There are a number of words that should be censored, I have seen them used to excess on some other forums and it comes across as pathetic/childish/immature/offensive etc on most occasions

I can certainly say I have sworn on a few occasions on AO, as well as having posted the odd offensive comment We all make mistakes, its a learning process and you take your reminder/punishment on the chin and get on with it AO is one of the best forums because IMHO there is a happy medium

But any attempt to censor the word '*******' would be highly offensive to Australian members of AO, as the word is very much a term of endearment down under

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There was once a bit of a spat and I said I'd look into somthing. I was in Wales (at Xmas IIRC) and forgot due to only having access to my phone. The delay was publically outed on AO and I apologised, on thread and in private. We all make mistakes
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Yeah, I agree with the double standars thing, never even got a warning must've been considered a really offensive word, great thing the english language though, and I do not believe in internet censorship and the mighty pedestool that these moderators appear to be perched upon. Sorry if I have offended anyone as I love the forum and I will not be swearing anymore, however the double standards need to addresed.
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But any attempt to censor the word '*******' would be highly offensive to Australian members of AO, as the word is very much a term of endearment down under
Does that go for the 'N' word, as I understand it that is a term of endearment in some places??
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