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post #1 of 48
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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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post #2 of 48
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****.
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post #3 of 48
Testing: Brunching Shuttlecocks.

[Cool. It works, but not retroactively]

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post #4 of 48
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.

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post #5 of 48
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>
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post #6 of 48
I don't get it. It seems you can say "****" in this thread?

wtf? <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />
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post #7 of 48
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[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....
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post #8 of 48
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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?
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post #9 of 48
Uh Mr Paul? PM me please. I want to talk dirty too!
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post #10 of 48
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!!!
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post #11 of 48
***** *** ***. *** ** ********* *** * ** *********.

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

******,
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post #12 of 48
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post #13 of 48
what the **** is this ****ing bullshit? Somebody suck my ****ing cock already.
post #14 of 48
[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.
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post #15 of 48
[quote]Originally posted by Belle:
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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:
post #16 of 48
Actually, I think we'd be left with a few 'really stupid members'.
post #17 of 48
[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:
post #18 of 48
[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
post #19 of 48
[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.
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post #20 of 48
[quote]Originally posted by Belle:
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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
post #21 of 48
Hmm... un con, peut-être?
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post #22 of 48
Can I say penis?

edit: guess I can

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post #23 of 48
[quote]Originally posted by Belle:
<strong>Hmm... un con, peut-être?</strong><hr></blockquote>

Thanks, Belle. Un con ou un connard me semble être la bonne traduction.

Bravo pour votre français , Mademoiselle.
post #24 of 48
[quote]Originally posted by powerdoc:
<strong>Thanks, Belle. Un con ou un connard me semble être la bonne traduction.

Bravo pour votre français , Mademoiselle.</strong><hr></blockquote>
Merci, Monsieur, bien que ma grammaire française soit laide.
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post #25 of 48
[quote]Originally posted by Belle:
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Merci, Monsieur, bien que ma grammaire française soit laide.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Pour le moment c'est la plus belle grammaire française que j'ai vue sur AI (compliment sincere).

My english grammar is certainly worse, but howewer my style have some fans around here
post #26 of 48
****

Well, apparently c*nt is banned. Just as well since there are so many creative words for this part of the female anatomy. What they lack in guttural power they compensate for with flair.

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post #27 of 48
now turn on an ass kisser filter and you'd be devoid of any life here at all....
post #28 of 48
IMO, "fuck" should be replaced with "fsck" or "fvck" everytime someone says it, since most censor it that way anyway.
post #29 of 48
[quote]Originally posted by Spart:
<strong>IMO, "fuck" should be replaced with "fsck" or "fvck" everytime someone says it, since most censor it that way anyway.</strong><hr></blockquote>

fvck makes sense, but why fsck?
post #30 of 48
I think the censorship is silly.

For one thing, if somebody wants to pepper their thoughts with expletives, I say let 'em. Just like in real life. It gives you a better idea of the intelligence level of the "speaker."

For another thing, it's impossible to know where to draw the line. Easier not to draw a line at all.

Of course, if you have to do it (silly law or somesuch), then... never mind.
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post #31 of 48
haha-- i say we ban French!!
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post #32 of 48
I twe really need censoring I think it would be great if it was differenciated between the different fields.

Like in subject all strong words while in message only the f word and in log only scott_h_phd.
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post #33 of 48
[quote]Originally posted by mac's girl:
<strong>haha-- i say we ban French!!</strong><hr></blockquote>

why do you want to ban me ?
post #34 of 48
Ban girls!
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post #35 of 48
Ban Mac users. They are dumb **** anyway.
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post #36 of 48
[quote]Originally posted by Eugene:
<strong>Ban girls!</strong><hr></blockquote>

this is a loaded statement, i wont even touch that. LOL!!

Note to others: And I actually [jokingly] meant ban French (as in the language), and not ban THE French (as in people). <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" />

je ne regrette rien...

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post #37 of 48
The censor filter is pretty primitive, so replacing "sheeeeeeeeeeeit" with "golly!" is unfortunately not an option.

Also, the filtering is global, so we can't customize it to, say, ***** out every third word in Eugene's posts just to tweak him.

Dammit.
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post #38 of 48
[quote]Originally posted by mac's girl:
<strong>

Note to others: And I actually [jokingly] meant ban French (as in the language), and not ban THE French (as in people). <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" />

je ne regrette rien...

[ 06-10-2002: Message edited by: mac's girl ]</strong><hr></blockquote>
i knew that, just want to ear that you did not want to ban me

mais cela n'a pas marché
post #39 of 48
[quote]Originally posted by Anders:
<strong>.

Like in subject all strong words while in message only the f word and in log only scott_h_phd.</strong><hr></blockquote>

No need to log in as he. Everyone knows he's a dumbass, anyway.
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[quote]Originally posted by powerdoc:
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i knew that, just want to ear that you did not want to ban me

mais cela n'a pas marché </strong><hr></blockquote>

hey, i hope you're not talking about me!
just for that, im designating you to go back and translate every single one of those French posts. i dont speak a word of French. I can only quote Edith Piaf songs...and that doesnt count! <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />

(In school, I opted for 6 years of Spanish, 3 years of Russian, and 2 years of Arabic just to avoid learning French.)
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