Swear filter: Is it me, or is it getting a bit silly?
I can understand the need to keep it ‘clean’, and I’m glad there’s not the juvenile stupidity of other forums, but it’s gone too far, I reckon! Perfectly good words, that are in the English dictionary, are being blocked. Gets kind of difficult to follow a psot, sometimes, as the meaning is lost because of the over-zealousness of the filter.
And I’ve noticced that some changes have happened overnight; I’ve seen posts from last night, where certain words have been replaced.
And the whole ‘yikes!’ thing is a bit stupid. Just use the ‘****’, nowt wrong with that. ‘Yikes’. It’s like something out of Bunty, ffs.
Seeing as this forum is almost entirely populated by adults, can we not have a bit of common sense? Block certain words, certainly, but stuff like H3ll, p1ssed-off, ‘dyk3’; is there a need to censor these words too?
I notice bastard and bollocks aren’t filtered. Is arse?
Come on; there are more rude words used on the Daily Fail website, ffs…
And seeing as how it’s p1ss-easy to evade the filter, anyway, is there any need for such Victorianism?Posted 9 years ago
You sir are a donkey **** shite licker. A forum that’s used almost exclusively by adults shouldnt shy away from adult language. What is the worst that can happen? The forum might descend into a place where people actually type the way most people talk????? Dear god noooo!Posted 9 years ago
See, I can’t actually get at what IanMunroe was trying to say, because of the filter!!! Ridiculous!
Gone too far. PPs suggestion is a good one.
Personally, I think these words are acceptable, as they have descriptive use:
I mean, in this day and age, using words like those is hardly bloody swearing!
Can we say ‘bloody’??Posted 9 years ago
julianwilson – Member
i am amazed that ‘****’ is not filtered, it gets used so much here!
Why would it be? It’s not a word. Neither is fcuker or fuktard, or twunt, or cawk.
Now if you’ll excuse me I’m away to bagpipe the vicar,but not before I teabag yer ma and engage in a spot of docking with yer da.Posted 9 years agoandymMember
Christian Bale meets the STW swear filter:
Christian Bale: Am I going to walk around and rip your **yikes!** lights down, in the middle of a scene? Then why the **yikes!** are you walking right through? Ah-da-da-dah, like this in the background. What the **yikes!** is it with you? What don’t you **yikes!** understand? You got any **yikes!** idea about, hey, it’s **yikes!** distracting having somebody walking up behind Bryce in the middle of the **yikes!**scene? Give me a **yikes!** answer! What don’t you get about it?
Shane Hurlbut: I was looking at the light.
Bale: Ohhhhh, goooood for you. And how was it? I hope it was **yikes!** good, because it’s useless now, isn’t it?
Bale: **yikes!** sake man, you’re amateur. McG, you got **yikes!** something to say to this **yikes!**?
Director Joseph ‘McG’ McGinty Nichol: I didn’t see it happen.
Bale: Well, somebody should be **yikes!** watching and keeping an eye on him.
McG: Fair enough.
Bale: It’s the second time that he doesn’t give a **yikes!** about what is going on in front of the camera, all right? I’m trying to **yikes!** do a scene here, and I am going “Why the **yikes!** is Shane walking in there? What is he doing there?” Do you understand my mind is not in the scene if you’re doing that?
etc etcPosted 9 years agoTomMember
Some explanation – there’s been a new swear filter installed very recently, but unfortunately currently still with the default settings. It’s not really intentional. Bear with us while we trim it down to reasonable settings. Now would probably not be a good time to come up with ways to evade the filter, which the moderators generally take a dim view of.Posted 9 years ago
All I’m asking for, is a bit of common sense. None of the words I suggested as being ok were banned before. And I don’t think there was a problem. I would use any of those words in a conversation with most people, as would maost peopl eon here, I’d imagine. I wouldn’t personally use the f and c words in conversation with people other than those I know wouldn’t be offended by them.
EG, If I was telling someone about a night out, I might say ‘ooh, I got a bit p1ssed last night’. What’s wrong with that? Hardly spouting a torrent of filth, is it?
‘Oh, I fell off me bike, landed on me ars3’. ‘Got dog-sh1t all over me tyre’.Posted 9 years ago
That **** ‘yikes thing is a bit of a bastard though. It’s a bit **** Famous **** Five, stupid ****. So why the **** isn’t hell allowed, is the swear filter gaurdian some sort of **** religious bastard, can we say ‘jesus’ and ‘christ’ or does the **** not **** allow that either. Oh for **** sake I give up. At least we’re allowed to type CK,TT and football now. I’m going for my **** lunch, but I need a piss first.
Oh you are allowed to say that then , so ‘****’ is allowed but ‘****’ isn’t. So I can swear at a group but not an individual – cool 😉Posted 9 years agocoffeekingMember
“Poorly maintained road bike bites me in the **yikes!** again!
Any ideas how to get the bugger out?”
Makes perfect sense to me.
I dont see the need for all the swearing or filter-avoiding methods, swearing works best when it’s used rarely and in times of exasperation. Using it the rest of the time just looks stupid and like you never left your early adolescence IMO. I’m all for the increased filter, maybe then people will realise how frequently they actually use words that could be considered offensive. I did find “TT” in the old filter a little stupid though! It we all go about using h3ll instead of the actual word, or c nut instead of ****, we might as well just write the original. And it seems c nut has been filtered too now 🙂Posted 9 years ago
For the first couple of days, when this new type forum appeared, there as no swear filter. Because everybody expected it to be there, everyone exercised restraint.
Agreed, not everyone can be expected to be sensible, but it was good to see people not being idiots, and descending into abuse.
nickc – Member
If it’s a place for adults, then there’s no need for swearing, no?
Fair point, but language can be fun, and there’s no reason it can’ be a little ‘colourful’, in the right context. Meant to be a relaxed forum.Posted 9 years agoGrahamSSubscriber
H3ll, p1ssed-off, ‘dyk3’; is there a need to censor these words too?
I agree with the first two. But isn’t that last one generally about as offensive as calling person of African descent a word that rhymes with digger?
Not to say that is should be censored. We’re all big boys here. But I think saying that it is non-offensive is a stretch.Posted 9 years ago
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