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Old 11-24-01, 11:47 AM
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Censor question.

It looks like *** is now a censored word.

What about goddamn?

Personally, I do not find a s s offensive (and I am as prudish as they come on the forums), but the other sure is.
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Old 11-24-01, 12:39 PM
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not to mention there are so called tricks around the censor. I agree though that the gdamn word ought to be censored if *** is.
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Old 11-24-01, 01:06 PM
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What is wrong with donkeys?

Personally, I don't find "goddamn" offensive: cursing will always be with us.... I believe that "bloody" derives from "By Our Lady".

[Edit: the "bloody" etymology <i>is</i> suspect but I like it anyway!]

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Old 11-24-01, 01:31 PM
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Originally posted by benedict
What is wrong with donkeys?

Personally, I don't find "goddamn" offensive: cursing will always be with us.... I believe that "bloody" derives from "By Our Lady".
Many don't find it offfensive, but I am using the Network Censor logic. *** has been fine and dandy on primetime for some years, I don't believe gdamn has been.

Plus, I would bet that there are many on the religious side that have a bigger problem with gdamn than with many other words. Personally, I find it much more offensive than the F-bomb, but that's just me.
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Old 11-24-01, 02:35 PM
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I don't believe ass is offensive either in most of it's uses. However, when it's used in thread titles, it can be offensive.

The use of goddamn is another issue and has no bearing on the use of ass, IMO. However, it's a valid issue on it's own.
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Old 11-24-01, 03:14 PM
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Originally posted by randyc
I don't believe ass is offensive either in most of it's uses. However, when it's used in thread titles, it can be offensive.

The use of goddamn is another issue and has no bearing on the use of ass, IMO. However, it's a valid issue on it's own.
So, then what is the verdict, O' Master of the Melon?
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Old 11-24-01, 06:04 PM
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not to mention there are so called tricks around the censor.
Yup. But, if members are caught doing this, they may just find themselves in trouble too. So, I wouldn't recommend it.
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Old 11-25-01, 04:54 PM
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Yup. But, if members are caught doing this, they may just find themselves in trouble too. So, I wouldn't recommend it.
the melonator just did it a couple posts up...but i'm not one to tattle
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Old 11-26-01, 07:12 AM
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Originally posted by randyc
I don't believe ass is offensive either in most of it's uses. However, when it's used in thread titles, it can be offensive.

The use of goddamn is another issue and has no bearing on the use of ass, IMO. However, it's a valid issue on it's own.
Well, then why not make a thread about NOT using the word in title threads (although it probably has been done before). It is really one of the least offending words, plus it has an innocent meaning to it. If words like
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dick, prick, bitch, and cock
are allowed, then why not A double S? Those words can be innocent, but they can also have a dirty connotation to them.
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Old 11-26-01, 09:14 AM
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the melonator just did it a couple posts up...but i'm not one to tattle

Yes, I see he did. I'll be calling his local produce market shortly so that an appropriate punishment can be imposed.


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