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 Post subject: No swearing please
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 09:27 
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Not really worthy of a new topic but I’ve just come across an interesting website which has, as far as I know, a unique thing which automatically censors bad language.

I posted about something which included the word ‘smart arse’ and ‘tosser’ and they appeared as ‘smart a***e’ and ‘t****r’.

Clever eh? Well, I thought so. :)

(BTW It’s not as bad as it sounds; I found the site when I Googled about a problem I was having with my house alarm :x ).

http://www.diynot.com/forums/

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 Post subject: Re: No swearing please
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 14:07 
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PH censors (even quite mild) swearwords.


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 Post subject: Re: No swearing please
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 14:29 
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Oh, I didn’t know that. Does it replace the naughty bit with asterisks like on DIYnot? I haven’t been on PH for a long time but I like to think I didn’t know about it because I don’t swear much. :) It must be one heck of an algorithm, complete with database of obscene words etc.

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 Post subject: Re: No swearing please
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 16:06 
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You can set up word filters on phpBB but Paul always took the view that contributors should be treated as adults and not nannied.

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 Post subject: Re: No swearing please
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 16:29 
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Quite right too, we don't want rediculously low Swear Limits and Swear Cameras (even in the interests of safety), on this site thank you ....;-)

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 Post subject: Re: No swearing please
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 19:23 
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I had the word "twat" censored on there recently; it puts a little "censored" icon in. Until then I'd genuinely assumed it was a user-inserted smiley!

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 Post subject: Re: No swearing please
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 21:11 
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PeterE wrote:
You can set up word filters on phpBB but Paul always took the view that contributors should be treated as adults and not nannied.

But in effect the mods are 'nannying' aren't they?

I am not so vulgar as to test it, but I'm sure certain words would be censored here - and quite rightly so IMHO.

As someone who was flamed some time ago elsewhere, (big time), I realised there is a very fine divide between freedom of speech and common decency...

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 Post subject: Re: No swearing please
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Big Tone wrote:
PeterE wrote:
You can set up word filters on phpBB but Paul always took the view that contributors should be treated as adults and not nannied.

But in effect the mods are 'nannying' aren't they?

I am not so vulgar as to test it, but I'm sure certain words would be censored here - and quite rightly so IMHO.

I assure you there are no automatic word filters in operation here - although if someone overdid it they would be told off and I think on occasion a bit of gratuitous swearing has been asterisked out.

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 Post subject: Re: No swearing please
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 21:42 
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PeterE wrote:
Big Tone wrote:
PeterE wrote:
You can set up word filters on phpBB but Paul always took the view that contributors should be treated as adults and not nannied.

But in effect the mods are 'nannying' aren't they?

I am not so vulgar as to test it, but I'm sure certain words would be censored here - and quite rightly so IMHO.

I assure you there are no automatic word filters in operation here
I didn't think for a moment there was Peter and I hope it didn't seem as though I was suggesting differentlly :bunker:

As I mentioned recently, I think SS has the perfect balance and I'm very happy to be here :D even if I do get on peoples' tits occasionally.

Can I say tits? :roll:

Yep :D

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 Post subject: Re: No swearing please
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There was an idea batted about a bit too about people who wanted to swear put some money towards Safe Speed ... :)
But although an icon and a contribution webpage could be linked, for the worst words (and we do try to remind people that children might be reading) a preference of 'please try to refrain', mostly works, and as I agreed with Paul, (when we chatted about it one day) - freedom of speech is important.
But all contributions are welcome of course. :D

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Rugger me!!! :lol:


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