I ask because I was banned on here a few weeks ago for a couple of days because of The Apprentice thread that cropped up during the first episode of the new series.
I used a swear word with purposeful self-editing by adding a dollar/pound sign in place of a u and a c in a word that starts with f and ends in t and is quite erm, 'wit'ty........I had seen similar things done before on this forum and thought it was acceptable (although having the terms sent to me made it clear that it probably isn't OK). Having drunk 3 bottles of premium ale probably didn't help....!
In the same thread there are probably 10 other occasions of swearing, either self censored/letter rearranged or otherwise. Did anyone else get banned??
Since then, I have noticed that there is swearing everywhere....c words, f words, s words.....even in subject titles. One of the reasons I was given for being banned is that people have complained about the fact that this is a site for users of all ages and as such the language should be suitable for them.
Are all these people banned for swearing?? What's the deal? Was I banned because someone reported my specific thread??
I'm trying to be careful in my threads now and not putting anything in that might be deemed offensive, but it seems that it is going on all over the place anyway.