Swear filter

Discussion in 'Site Support' started by Chuffy, 15 Jul 2007.

  1. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    Don't know if you have one (counter productive IMHO) but if there is, can you put the 'P' word into it? You know the one. If we need one word to be masked by a few well placed * then that's the one...
  2. Shaun

    Shaun Founder Moderator

    :eek: ... it might frustrate the hell out of people if they try to preview their message and it has p******* instead of the P word and they can't figure out why.

    I think it's best to leave it for now and let the oldies explain to the noobs that you call it the P word ... or else risk a visit from the fairy :blush:
  3. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    There's a story behind this request from Chuffy being posted at nearly 2 am, now what could it be!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  4. OP

    Chuffy Veteran

    I'd only just managed to wrestle Baggy out of the hot seat... :eek:
  5. Yorkshireman

    Yorkshireman New Member

    Somebody elses turn :eek: .
  6. OP

    Chuffy Veteran

    The crowbar is never idle... :eek:
  7. Yorkshireman

    Yorkshireman New Member

    You want to be careful ... don't want to wear it out :eek: .
  8. simon l& and a half

    simon l& and a half New Member

    Streatham Hill
    the whole swear filter thing is ****ing ridiculous
  9. Pete

    Pete Guest

    In at least one forum I know, the FAQs mention a ban on 'cartoon swearing' i.e. rows of "@~&^%$!"s - I suppose that includes "********"s as well. If people really can't think of anything to say without decorating their script with this form of punctuation, it is gently hinted that they might 'go elsewhere'... Bearing in mind the nature of the forum, not a problem for most users.

    Illustrates the impoverishment of the English language in our 21st century culture, doesn't it? However I have been known to insert a few f***ing swearwords myself, especially in reported speech from cab drivers!
  10. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    bugger. you can't use the italics trick like you could on c+ :rolleyes:
  11. Pete

    Pete Guest

    Scunthorpe? :rolleyes:
  12. zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    what's wrong with p**sflaps?
  13. Andy in Sig

    Andy in Sig Vice President in Exile

    There's a cultural point to be made here. Can't we filter out pathetic American swearwords e.g. people saying ass when they mean arse etc? We really should try to keep our poxy bad language bleedin' British.
  14. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Resistance is futile! Moderator

    I have come across fora that change 'rude' words to strange ones.
    Watermelon off you kittening cranberry! That kind of thing.
  15. OP

    Chuffy Veteran

    That's one of the best swears I've heard for a while!;)
    Baggy is a member of a cat forum and, being predominantly comprised of ladies, the swear filter changes 'chocolate' to 'healthy food'. As in "Ooh a lovely bar of Cadbury's Dairy Milk healthy food".:biggrin:
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