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Old 10-09-02, 11:38 PM
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A question about the cuss filter thingy

so, i can type
Spoiler:
shitting
or
Spoiler:
shitted
and i don't end up with asterisks. is that supposed to happen?

oh, and the blacked out words are cuss words, just in case there are some who are sensitive.
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Old 10-09-02, 11:47 PM
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Yes. Because the part of the word in question is also part of acceptable words.

Sometimes we just have to rely on people being able to control themselves when they know the intent of the rules and not just try to get away with whatever they can.
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Old 10-10-02, 05:49 AM
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Is Shyte one of those words I can no longer use?
said as if you have an english accent. I guess I have been using that in place of
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****
for some time now.
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Whoa! Censored censorship. I'd never seen that one, before.
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Old 10-10-02, 05:52 PM
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Originally posted by AndyCapps

How many letters are required to get your point across? sh*t is like bar|<, one letter has been replaced. Like a vague thread title, **** can be more exciting than s*** because it creates a sense of mystery. "Does he mean s***? Does he mean f***?" If you must take away from the mystery, one letter should suffice. If we were to not allow f***, F'n and WTF? would have to go as well. That would suck.


Okay, now this is just ludicrous. sh*t is profane, but f'n is just fine and dandy?
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Old 10-10-02, 08:53 PM
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Originally posted by Aghama
Okay, now this is just ludicrous. sh*t is profane, but f'n is just fine and dandy? [/B]
What, you expect the filter to make sense? Even the Mature forum folks get reprimanded for violating it! And you can say all sorts of dirty words, but not others, like here: http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...hreadid=242083

Ludicrous is putting it mildly.
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The whole thing is absurd, but it's a society issue more than the Forum. To say "f'n" is OK but "****ing" isn't? Stupid. But, hey, America, God love it, is built on double standards.

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Originally posted by Aghama


Okay, now this is just ludicrous. sh*t is profane, but f'n is just fine and dandy?


A line has to be drawn somewhere. It seems ludicrous to me that someone would argue about having to use s*** rather than sh*t.
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Old 10-11-02, 12:23 AM
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what about the past participle *hat?
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Old 10-11-02, 03:13 AM
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<BLOCKQUOTE> • Quoth AndyCapps •<HR SIZE=1>A line has to be drawn somewhere.<HR SIZE=1></BLOCKQUOTE>

Why?

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Originally posted by das Monkey
<BLOCKQUOTE> • Quoth AndyCapps •<HR SIZE=1>A line has to be drawn somewhere.<HR SIZE=1></BLOCKQUOTE>

Why?

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Because Geoff doesn't want the forum filled with swear words.

At the same time, the mods don't want to have to go around editing every single instance of swearing (or variations thereof).

Hence a need for some kind of middle ground, and a point, or line, beyond which we don't want the forum members to go.

It would be nice (and I'm not directing this at you das, or anyone in particular) if everyone could just realize that these are the rules, they really aren't all that onerous, and just try to personally abide by them.
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Originally posted by AndyCapps
Good point.

Does anyone actually find s*** less offensive than sh*t or s**t or sh**? Don't they imply the same thing? Either take out all profanity or don't, there is no logical "middle ground."

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Originally posted by RandyC
that's one pucked up line
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<BLOCKQUOTE> • Quoth Blade •<HR SIZE=1>It would be nice (and I'm not directing this at you das, or anyone in particular) if everyone could just realize that these are the rules, they really aren't all that onerous, and just try to personally abide by them. <HR SIZE=1></BLOCKQUOTE>

Don't worry about me ... I'm just here for the argument. I have made and will continue make a conscious effort to keep the swearing in check. As silly as it is for society to obsess over swearing, I understand why DVD Talk wants to walk a more conservative line, arbitrary though it may be.

As I noted in the Sports Talk post, as long as I can "use" (not "abuse") the cuss filter without getting in trouble, it doesn't bother me one bit.

As a site note, I have skirted the filter on a couple of occassions and would hope it acceptable in the future, e.g. the Shitty Shitty *** *** episode of <I>South Park</I> and the ****** episode of <I>Boston Public</I>.

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<I>Edit: Ha ... who knew "shitty" would be acceptable?</I>
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