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    I posted in a thread today mentioning someone was pi$$ed off about something (remove $$ and replace with ss) and the forum software edited my comments to be "*@%^$*@%^$*@%^$*@%^$ED"

    Wow! Is it necessary to be so draconian? I can respect the desire to restrict the F word but "pi$$ed"? Extreme overreach here.
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    Originally posted by Nessism View Post
    I posted in a thread today mentioning someone was pi$$ed off about something (remove $$ and replace with ss) and the forum software edited my comments to be "*@%^$*@%^$*@%^$*@%^$ED"

    Wow! Is it necessary to be so draconian? I can respect the desire to restrict the F word but "pi$$ed"? Extreme overreach here.
    Lol...I always found it funny that in a country that values "Free Speech" so much that they sure like to censor "swear words"....seems rather immature imo.
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      #3
      This is not a USA thing trevor, it's a Frank thing.
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        #4
        Trevor takes yet another opportunity to USA bash.

        Ed, it is bullsh!t that swearing is so locked down. Half the words that get censored here are just spice and not harmful at all.
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          #5
          I just use the exclamation point and dollar signs for alternative i's and s's ....... { Oops I forgot . And the letter p for an alternative f } . Mind you we have an alternative cuss word up here " fuddle duddle " which I use on occasion in honour of one of the funniest press conferences in our history .....
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            #6
            Originally posted by GS1150Pilot View Post
            Trevor takes yet another opportunity to USA bash.

            Ed, it is bullsh!t that swearing is so locked down. Half the words that get censored here are just spice and not harmful at all.
            Yeah, that's it Mason....and it is a usa thing. The us tv channels I get always censor swear words...the Canadian don't do it nearly as much...rarely actually. And that's a fact. Don't be so sensitive...lol
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              #7
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                #8
                Hey cock can be used. George Carlin "its in the bible! Cock is in the bible!
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                  #9
                  Only broadcasts that are under FCC rules.
                  Add another layer omg.
                  Youtube censors a satirical song about censorship that successfully skirted FCC rules.
                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eeg4J8yNk4g
                  And yet
                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbZhpf3sQxQ
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                    #10
                    Originally posted by trevor View Post
                    Yeah, that's it Mason....and it is a usa thing. The us tv channels I get always censor swear words...the Canadian don't do it nearly as much...rarely actually. And that's a fact. Don't be so sensitive...lol
                    Trevor, you gotta get over yourself here. Ed posted a very specific thread and you took the first opportunity to turn it into something political. That is not cool, and I wish you would get past this unpleasant habit of yours.

                    As a side note, I'm guessing that profanity and its censorship on television may not have much to do with Frank's decision to censor it on a web forum. Is Canada like the UK, with profanity mostly okay only after 9 PM? Websites don't have such opportunities, though I still think a number of the words prohibited here are incorrectly censored.
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                      #11
                      Just use some creativity in your wording.

                      And no, substituting visually similar characters to circumvent the filters is NOT creative.


                      The naughty filter is and was a choice made by Frank, the person who owns and runs this forum, and I think we need to respect it. It's now an important component of the GSR forum's uniquely civil, robust, and welcoming culture. There aren't any US laws governing forum language as in broadcast language.

                      Sure, I and most of us (but not all) pepper our real-life conversations freely with spicy language. But only when appropriate; I have enough respect and control to avoid swearing in front of clients and elderly aunts, for example, and I'm sure most of you do too.

                      No one is being censored or restricted in the slightest because they can't use a few naughty words, and as a benefit, a significant portion of folks feel a lot more comfortable and welcome. No downside, and there's a good upside.

                      Crikey, use some flippin' brain cells to come up with more interesting ways to flavor your furshlugginer sentences.

                      Personally, I'm not the least bit offended by curse words, but I am often bored by them; they're one sign of a brain that can't think of anything better.

                      I'm just glad we can freely discuss petcocks now. That particular filter was kind of annoying.
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                        #12
                        Originally posted by bwringer View Post
                        And no, substituting visually similar characters to circumvent the filters is NOT creative.
                        Yeah but it can be funny ......



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                        Originally Posted by Schweisshund I mean, sure, guns were used in some of these mass shootings, but not all of them
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                          #13
                          Originally posted by bwringer View Post
                          Just use some creativity in your wording.

                          And no, substituting visually similar characters to circumvent the filters is NOT creative.


                          The naughty filter is and was a choice made by Frank, the person who owns and runs this forum, and I think we need to respect it. It's now an important component of the GSR forum's uniquely civil, robust, and welcoming culture. There aren't any US laws governing forum language as in broadcast language.

                          Sure, I and most of us (but not all) pepper our real-life conversations freely with spicy language. But only when appropriate; I have enough respect and control to avoid swearing in front of clients and elderly aunts, for example, and I'm sure most of you do too.

                          No one is being censored or restricted in the slightest because they can't use a few naughty words, and as a benefit, a significant portion of folks feel a lot more comfortable and welcome. No downside, and there's a good upside.

                          Crikey, use some flippin' brain cells to come up with more interesting ways to flavor your furshlugginer sentences.

                          Personally, I'm not the least bit offended by curse words, but I am often bored by them; they're one sign of a brain that can't think of anything better.

                          I'm just glad we can freely discuss petcocks now. That particular filter was kind of annoying.


                          Well said, all of it.

                          I might change only one thing: they're one sign of a brain that WON'T think of anything better.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Nessism View Post
                            This is not a USA thing trevor, it's a Frank thing.
                            I was gonna say.

                            I've also noticed that after I've repeatedly substituted some characters, all of a sudden the substituted word got replaced as well.

                            But yea, as bwringer said, free service, house rules, etc. etc.
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                              #15
                              Well said, especially this:

                              Originally posted by bwringer View Post
                              Just use some creativity in your wording.

                              I'm just glad we can freely discuss petcocks now. That particular filter was kind of annoying.
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