Censorship?

Posted:
in Feedback edited January 2014
OK, i remember a time when the only word that was censored on these boards was "fuck"....

now we have things like [quote] Or if you want to think of it another way, if the Yankees were to release most of their pitchers, Wells, Clemens, Mussina, Pettite, Hitch****, El Duque, Lilly, and Mendoza then their payroll would be equivalent to the Mariners' <hr></blockquote> showing up in threads....



We are [mostly] adults here, and i think we have all seen some bad words from time to time. I dont see why words need to be censored at all... I think it is rediculous....



any chance that this will be changed? Or is it part of some agreement with MacNN or something...
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  • amorphamorph Posts: 7,112member
    Whoops.



    The profanity filter is a delicate issue here, but it does have one little feature that should prevent things like "Hitch****" from happening.



    Ideally, we would rather not have it at all. We didn't have anything filtered initially. Unfortunately, things are rarely ideal. But this is an all-ages board, and certain words did start to get used a little too frequently, so we've leaned on it a little more.



    I'll fix that little bug in the filter, though. It shouldn't censor Hitch****.
  • amorphamorph Posts: 7,112member
    Testing: Brunching Shuttlecocks.



    [Cool. It works, but not retroactively]



    [ 05-23-2002: Message edited by: Amorph ]</p>
  • pushermanpusherman Posts: 410member
    I was on my way to this forum and Paul beat me to it. I think the profanity filter is dumb. There aren't a huge number of kids here, especially not young ones. And even so, you can say ass on tv. But not here. Besides, I can't think of anyone who hasn't seen "fuck" before, and especially not here. Even if there's a lot of profanity being used, they're just words. I don't think anybody's mom is going to sue because they learned a dirty word on AppleInsider.



    [ 05-23-2002: Message edited by: poor taylor ]</p>
  • matsumatsu Posts: 6,558member
    next up,



    WH0RE is getting censored too.



    It's a pretty standard non-slang term. While possesing a pejorative connotation, it's a pretty standard descriptor, you can even find it in some translations of the bible.



    [ 05-23-2002: Message edited by: Matsu ]</p>
  • macaddictmacaddict Posts: 1,055member
    I don't get it. It seems you can say "****" in this thread?



    wtf? <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />
  • paulpaul Posts: 5,278member
    [quote]Originally posted by radar1503:

    <strong>I don't get it. It seems you can say "****" in this thread?



    wtf? <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" /> </strong><hr></blockquote>



    hehe i believe you were trying to say fuck?



    there is a trick... check your PMs....
  • paulpaul Posts: 5,278member
    just to keep things straight, is there any chance you guys would post a list of the censored words in the FAQ or something?....



    I mean you dont have to go into much detail, for example things like f*ck, *ss, b*tch, sh*t, and c*ck are all censored...

    anything else?
  • matsumatsu Posts: 6,558member
    Uh Mr Paul? PM me please. I want to talk dirty too!
  • mac's girlmac's girl Posts: 556member
    another forum that i am on, one comprised of mainly women, has everything censored!! i cant even write "hell" on that other forum (even when we are referring to heaven and hell)! but it can get annoying since, being a new yorker, i like to swear a lot, naturally.



    although it may not be completely without its limitations, i can appreciate the liberties we do have here at AI.



    p.s. thanks for letting me say HELLa-stupid!!!
  • amorphamorph Posts: 7,112member
    ***** *** ***. *** ** ********* *** * ** *********.



    ******** *** * * ******* ** ********; *** ** ** ****.



    ******,
  • alcimedesalcimedes Posts: 5,486member
    .



    [ 05-31-2002: Message edited by: alcimedes ]</p>
  • ghost_user_nameghost_user_name Posts: 22,667member
    what the **** is this ****ing bullshit? Somebody suck my ****ing cock already.
  • bellebelle Posts: 1,574member
    [quote]Originally posted by sjpsu:

    <strong>what the **** is this ****ing bullshit? Somebody suck my ****ing cock already.</strong><hr></blockquote>

    Unfortunately, UBB doesn't include a moron filter, so the Powers That Be decided to switch on censoring.
  • jambojambo Posts: 3,036member
    [quote]Originally posted by Belle:

    <strong>

    Unfortunately, UBB doesn't include a moron filter, so the Powers That Be decided to switch on censoring.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    If UBB did have a moron filter we'd be left with about 6 or 7 members. One of them being a female mod of course



    J :cool:
  • fran441fran441 Posts: 3,715member, moderator
    Actually, I think we'd be left with a few 'really stupid members'.
  • jambojambo Posts: 3,036member
    [quote]Originally posted by Fran441:

    <strong>Actually, I think we'd be left with a few 'really stupid members'. </strong><hr></blockquote>



    No I think they might be classed as morons too



    J :cool:
  • powerdocpowerdoc Posts: 8,122member
    [quote]Originally posted by Jamie:

    <strong>



    No I think they might be classed as morons too



    J :cool: </strong><hr></blockquote>



    speak for your self Jamie
  • bellebelle Posts: 1,574member
    [quote]Originally posted by Jamie:

    <strong>If UBB did have a moron filter we'd be left with about 6 or 7 members. One of them being a female mod of course</strong><hr></blockquote>

    I think I'll be first against the wall when the revolution comes. I'm the moron who turned.
  • powerdocpowerdoc Posts: 8,122member
    [quote]Originally posted by Belle:

    <strong>

    I think I'll be first against the wall when the revolution comes. I'm the moron who turned.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Can you give me a precise definition of the Moron please ? i have seen here many times, i know it's not a compliment but i would like to know exactly what it means .



    Thanks in advance
  • bellebelle Posts: 1,574member
    Hmm... un con, peut-être?
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