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#1 Fordgalaxy

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 11:19 AM

Why, in the 21st century, is there a non-religious message board that censors words like f**k, c***, or other "offensive" words? When we see those things with the asterisks, we ALL know what were reading and there are ways to get around it if you f ucking want to. Whoever controls that kind of thing should turn it off since most of us are adults and the rare child who happens to read something has almost certainly heard or read those filthy words elsewhere. And why aren't all of the curse words censored? Who deemed f**k to be worse than shit? So silly.

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 11:33 AM

Just saw this one a couple days ago...

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 11:45 AM

Jesus is more irritated by the indiscriminate use of apostrophes.  That's a smitin' offense.  Or . . . I guess it was the Old Man that did all the smitin'.

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 11:48 AM

Why do you hate contractions? :(

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 11:50 AM

View PostAlien Girl, on 08 November 2018 - 11:48 AM, said:

Why do you hate contractions? :(

I love contractions.  Grammatically speaking, of course.

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 12:00 PM

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View PostAlien Girl, on 08 November 2018 - 11:48 AM, said:

Why do you hate contractions? :(

I love contractions.  Grammatically speaking, of course.
'course ;)

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 12:04 PM

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View PostAlien Girl, on 08 November 2018 - 11:48 AM, said:

Why do you hate contractions? :(

I love contractions.  Grammatically speaking, of course.
'course ;)

Colloquial, but acceptable.  Just like this fragment.  And that one.  And that one.  And that one.  And that one.  And that one.  And that one.

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 12:10 PM

View PostFordgalaxy, on 08 November 2018 - 11:19 AM, said:

Why, in the 21st century, is there a non-religious message board that censors words like f**k, c***, or other "offensive" words? When we see those things with the asterisks, we ALL know what were reading and there are ways to get around it if you f ucking want to. Whoever controls that kind of thing should turn it off since most of us are adults and the rare child who happens to read something has almost certainly heard or read those filthy words elsewhere. And why aren't all of the curse words censored? Who deemed f**k to be worse than shit? So silly.

We admins deemed it. Think of it as a PG-13 instead of an R rating. "Shit" is perfectly okay, yet "f**k" and "c***" and similar R-rated words are bleeped. Yes, there were a lot of young people on this board in the earlier years, which is why we used the word filters. We wanted a family- and work-friendly board. Simple.

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 12:54 PM

View Posttoymaker, on 08 November 2018 - 11:45 AM, said:

Jesus is more irritated by the indiscriminate use of apostrophes.  That's a smitin' offense.  Or . . . I guess it was the Old Man that did all the smitin'.
They're the same entity. Don't you know your fairy tales?

View PostAlien Girl, on 08 November 2018 - 11:48 AM, said:

Why do you hate contractions? :(
I'm led to believe they are quite painful, either that or the wimmens is really good actresses. :lol:

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 12:57 PM

View Post1-0-0-1-0-0-1, on 08 November 2018 - 12:10 PM, said:

View PostFordgalaxy, on 08 November 2018 - 11:19 AM, said:

Why, in the 21st century, is there a non-religious message board that censors words like f**k, c***, or other "offensive" words? When we see those things with the asterisks, we ALL know what were reading and there are ways to get around it if you f ucking want to. Whoever controls that kind of thing should turn it off since most of us are adults and the rare child who happens to read something has almost certainly heard or read those filthy words elsewhere. And why aren't all of the curse words censored? Who deemed f**k to be worse than shit? So silly.

We admins deemed it. Think of it as a PG-13 instead of an R rating. "Shit" is perfectly okay, yet "f**k" and "c***" and similar R-rated words are bleeped. Yes, there were a lot of young people on this board in the earlier years, which is why we used the word filters. We wanted a family- and work-friendly board. Simple.
As society has progressed, even f**k is allowed in PG-13 movies to a limited extent. But hey, it's your board, do with it as you please. :)

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 01:34 PM

View PostFordgalaxy, on 08 November 2018 - 12:57 PM, said:

View Post1-0-0-1-0-0-1, on 08 November 2018 - 12:10 PM, said:

View PostFordgalaxy, on 08 November 2018 - 11:19 AM, said:


Why, in the 21st century, is there a non-religious message board that censors words like f**k, c***, or other "offensive" words? When we see those things with the asterisks, we ALL know what were reading and there are ways to get around it if you f ucking want to. Whoever controls that kind of thing should turn it off since most of us are adults and the rare child who happens to read something has almost certainly heard or read those filthy words elsewhere. And why aren't all of the curse words censored? Who deemed f**k to be worse than shit? So silly.

We admins deemed it. Think of it as a PG-13 instead of an R rating. "Shit" is perfectly okay, yet "f**k" and "c***" and similar R-rated words are bleeped. Yes, there were a lot of young people on this board in the earlier years, which is why we used the word filters. We wanted a family- and work-friendly board. Simple.
As society has progressed, even f**k is allowed in PG-13 movies to a limited extent. But hey, it's your board, do with it as you please. :)

Nm.

Edited by blueschica, 08 November 2018 - 04:10 PM.


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Posted 08 November 2018 - 01:40 PM

View PostFordgalaxy, on 08 November 2018 - 12:57 PM, said:

View Post1-0-0-1-0-0-1, on 08 November 2018 - 12:10 PM, said:

View PostFordgalaxy, on 08 November 2018 - 11:19 AM, said:

Why, in the 21st century, is there a non-religious message board that censors words like f**k, c***, or other "offensive" words? When we see those things with the asterisks, we ALL know what were reading and there are ways to get around it if you f ucking want to. Whoever controls that kind of thing should turn it off since most of us are adults and the rare child who happens to read something has almost certainly heard or read those filthy words elsewhere. And why aren't all of the curse words censored? Who deemed f**k to be worse than shit? So silly.

We admins deemed it. Think of it as a PG-13 instead of an R rating. "Shit" is perfectly okay, yet "f**k" and "c***" and similar R-rated words are bleeped. Yes, there were a lot of young people on this board in the earlier years, which is why we used the word filters. We wanted a family- and work-friendly board. Simple.
As society has progressed, even f**k is allowed in PG-13 movies to a limited extent. But hey, it's your board, do with it as you please. :)

Limited, yes. They allow one or two F-bombs in a PG-13 movie, and I believe context goes into the judgement call. On a board like this, it's filter it or don't filter it.

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 01:58 PM

View Post1-0-0-1-0-0-1, on 08 November 2018 - 01:40 PM, said:

View PostFordgalaxy, on 08 November 2018 - 12:57 PM, said:

View Post1-0-0-1-0-0-1, on 08 November 2018 - 12:10 PM, said:

View PostFordgalaxy, on 08 November 2018 - 11:19 AM, said:

Why, in the 21st century, is there a non-religious message board that censors words like f**k, c***, or other "offensive" words? When we see those things with the asterisks, we ALL know what were reading and there are ways to get around it if you f ucking want to. Whoever controls that kind of thing should turn it off since most of us are adults and the rare child who happens to read something has almost certainly heard or read those filthy words elsewhere. And why aren't all of the curse words censored? Who deemed f**k to be worse than shit? So silly.

We admins deemed it. Think of it as a PG-13 instead of an R rating. "Shit" is perfectly okay, yet "f**k" and "c***" and similar R-rated words are bleeped. Yes, there were a lot of young people on this board in the earlier years, which is why we used the word filters. We wanted a family- and work-friendly board. Simple.
As society has progressed, even f**k is allowed in PG-13 movies to a limited extent. But hey, it's your board, do with it as you please. :)

Limited, yes. They allow one or two F-bombs in a PG-13 movie, and I believe context goes into the judgement call. On a board like this, it's filter it or don't filter it.
Just curious, can the language filters be subforum-specific or are they global only?

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 02:01 PM

Words ??

Words are for lies, words are excuses, words can be a waste of time

Actions ?? .. now that's a whole different story

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 02:07 PM

View PostThat One Guy, on 08 November 2018 - 01:58 PM, said:

View Post1-0-0-1-0-0-1, on 08 November 2018 - 01:40 PM, said:

View PostFordgalaxy, on 08 November 2018 - 12:57 PM, said:

View Post1-0-0-1-0-0-1, on 08 November 2018 - 12:10 PM, said:

View PostFordgalaxy, on 08 November 2018 - 11:19 AM, said:

Why, in the 21st century, is there a non-religious message board that censors words like f**k, c***, or other "offensive" words? When we see those things with the asterisks, we ALL know what were reading and there are ways to get around it if you f ucking want to. Whoever controls that kind of thing should turn it off since most of us are adults and the rare child who happens to read something has almost certainly heard or read those filthy words elsewhere. And why aren't all of the curse words censored? Who deemed f**k to be worse than shit? So silly.

We admins deemed it. Think of it as a PG-13 instead of an R rating. "Shit" is perfectly okay, yet "f**k" and "c***" and similar R-rated words are bleeped. Yes, there were a lot of young people on this board in the earlier years, which is why we used the word filters. We wanted a family- and work-friendly board. Simple.
As society has progressed, even f**k is allowed in PG-13 movies to a limited extent. But hey, it's your board, do with it as you please. :)

Limited, yes. They allow one or two F-bombs in a PG-13 movie, and I believe context goes into the judgement call. On a board like this, it's filter it or don't filter it.
Just curious, can the language filters be subforum-specific or are they global only?

Global only. We'd love them to be forum specific. We probably would have lifted them in SOCN by now.

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 02:15 PM

View Post1-0-0-1-0-0-1, on 08 November 2018 - 02:07 PM, said:

View PostThat One Guy, on 08 November 2018 - 01:58 PM, said:

View Post1-0-0-1-0-0-1, on 08 November 2018 - 01:40 PM, said:

View PostFordgalaxy, on 08 November 2018 - 12:57 PM, said:

View Post1-0-0-1-0-0-1, on 08 November 2018 - 12:10 PM, said:

View PostFordgalaxy, on 08 November 2018 - 11:19 AM, said:

Why, in the 21st century, is there a non-religious message board that censors words like f**k, c***, or other "offensive" words? When we see those things with the asterisks, we ALL know what were reading and there are ways to get around it if you f ucking want to. Whoever controls that kind of thing should turn it off since most of us are adults and the rare child who happens to read something has almost certainly heard or read those filthy words elsewhere. And why aren't all of the curse words censored? Who deemed f**k to be worse than shit? So silly.

We admins deemed it. Think of it as a PG-13 instead of an R rating. "Shit" is perfectly okay, yet "f**k" and "c***" and similar R-rated words are bleeped. Yes, there were a lot of young people on this board in the earlier years, which is why we used the word filters. We wanted a family- and work-friendly board. Simple.
As society has progressed, even f**k is allowed in PG-13 movies to a limited extent. But hey, it's your board, do with it as you please. :)

Limited, yes. They allow one or two F-bombs in a PG-13 movie, and I believe context goes into the judgement call. On a board like this, it's filter it or don't filter it.
Just curious, can the language filters be subforum-specific or are they global only?

Global only. We'd love them to be forum specific. We probably would have lifted them in SOCN by now.
My thoughts exactly. If there's one place that could use lighter or no language filters, it's the restricted-access, know-what-you're-getting-into realm of SOCN.

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 02:16 PM

I'm one of the younger folks here and even I'm okay with those words being used around my presence.

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 02:36 PM

f**k is even said on basic cable tv shows these days. Even a family friendly show like the Goldberg's on a major network they'll use f**k one time in multiple episodes. They bleep it out but we still know what they're saying.

To me "bad words" became obsolete when the internet made its way into people's homes. They are so many things that people of all ages can look up that are way worse than if somebody says f**k, shit or whatever other words are considered "bad".

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 03:12 PM

View Postblueschica, on 08 November 2018 - 01:34 PM, said:

View PostFordgalaxy, on 08 November 2018 - 12:57 PM, said:

View Post1-0-0-1-0-0-1, on 08 November 2018 - 12:10 PM, said:

View PostFordgalaxy, on 08 November 2018 - 11:19 AM, said:

Why, in the 21st century, is there a non-religious message board that censors words like f**k, c***, or other "offensive" words? When we see those things with the asterisks, we ALL know what were reading and there are ways to get around it if you f ucking want to. Whoever controls that kind of thing should turn it off since most of us are adults and the rare child who happens to read something has almost certainly heard or read those filthy words elsewhere. And why aren't all of the curse words censored? Who deemed f**k to be worse than shit? So silly.

We admins deemed it. Think of it as a PG-13 instead of an R rating. "Shit" is perfectly okay, yet "f**k" and "c***" and similar R-rated words are bleeped. Yes, there were a lot of young people on this board in the earlier years, which is why we used the word filters. We wanted a family- and work-friendly board. Simple.
As society has progressed, even f**k is allowed in PG-13 movies to a limited extent. But hey, it's your board, do with it as you please. :)

My view (and I do understand that these words are common these days, but still. . .) is that if people stop and think a minute there are words or phrases that will express the feeling behind the f**k or c*** much better than those words. Why sound like a Juggalo out on the street? (Speaking from personal experience there with a friend of my daughter's. . . Whoop whoop. :o )
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f**k is even said on basic cable tv shows these days. Even a family friendly show like the Goldberg's on a major network they'll use f**k one time in multiple episodes. They bleep it out but we still know what they're saying.

To me "bad words" became obsolete when the internet made its way into people's homes. They are so many things that people of all ages can look up that are way worse than if somebody says f**k, shit or whatever other words are considered "bad".
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Posted 08 November 2018 - 03:32 PM

View Posttoymaker, on 08 November 2018 - 11:45 AM, said:

Jesus is more irritated by the indiscriminate use of apostrophes.  That's a smitin' offense.  Or . . . I guess it was the Old Man that did all the smitin'.


God hates apostrophe abusers.


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