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Thread: This stupid swear word filter!

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    Default This stupid swear word filter!

    So I sent a friend a PM and tried to type * S N I G G E R *

    and it ends up as *s*******

    Can't you guys put a disclaimer or something in your T&C's requiring 16 years of age and drop the filter, honestly, we're not children!

    A lot of the banter on MyBB (even outside of TK) is well beyond something you'd let children read/talka bout but oh no, swear words must be blocked, yet suggestive as fsck (see what I did there) themes are OK?!

    Yeah, I know this has been brought up before but the filter is just silly.

    Failing that, please allow users to turn it off on an individual basis!

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    Aye aye!

    On/Off would work for me. And it'll be permanently off!

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    What the **** are you ****ing ****ers doing awake at ****ing 3 AM, it's ****ing ridiculous!
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    This site has an age restriction of 18. You have an age restriction, or a swear filter, not both - that's just silly

    Sure people that swear excessively and/or offensively should be warned, keep things reasonable of course.

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    I agree on the one side. It is annoying when you type out a word which unfortunately contains a blacklisted phrase and you end up ||||||| yourself.

    On the other side, this is primarily a tech forum. You shouldn't have to S N I G G E R on a tech forum
    What should be mentioned as well is that this is also a public forum... you don't need to register to view threads and as such that might be one reason why the filter is set as it is.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rickster View Post
    Why is everyone going ape **** over this car, it looks like junk and the performance must be too.
    Quote Originally Posted by KSINGH View Post
    Oh no you didn't

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maddmatt View Post
    This site has an age restriction of 18. You have an age restriction, or a swear filter, not both - that's just silly

    Sure people that swear excessively and/or offensively should be warned, keep things reasonable of course.
    18 to join, anyone can read it.

    I hate the filter though, personally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by froot View Post
    I agree on the one side. It is annoying when you type out a word which unfortunately contains a blacklisted phrase and you end up ||||||| yourself.

    On the other side, this is primarily a tech forum. You shouldn't have to S N I G G E R on a tech forum
    What should be mentioned as well is that this is also a public forum... you don't need to register to view threads and as such that might be one reason why the filter is set as it is.
    Of course I'm going to sn!gger - have you heard of Telkom?

    Sure, it's a public forum and the site renders the page from a sql db which surely means we can have an opt in/out filter.

    Everyone knows what it means if one days: "Telkom ****ed up my ADSL line, again!" it doesn't require any imagination yet the word is starred out? It's like.. yes, we all know that nasty, evil word I've used but please, nobody let me actually see it!

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    *sniggers*
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Librarian View Post
    *sniggers*
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    My mommy says that I shouldn't swear, else shes going to wash my mouth out with soap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Librarian View Post
    *sniggers*
    I can snіgger without all the shenanіgans
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dixie View Post
    I can snіgger without all the shenanіgans
    I remember us doing that with the snigger stuff.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rickster View Post
    Why is everyone going ape **** over this car, it looks like junk and the performance must be too.
    Quote Originally Posted by KSINGH View Post
    Oh no you didn't

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dixie View Post
    I can snіgger without all the shenanіgans
    Quote Originally Posted by The_Librarian View Post
    Can see it in my mind's eye:Chilligirl's Compoota Factorie - Alle Compoota's Repaired Or Fixxited at Bargain Prices Notte to be Sneezed atte

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Librarian View Post
    *sniggers*
    Infraction 1...

    Quote Originally Posted by Dixie View Post
    I can snіgger without all the shenanіgans
    Infraction 2...

    Quote Originally Posted by froot View Post
    I remember us doing that with the snigger stuff.
    Infraction 3...


    And so the ridiculousness of the swear-filter continues...
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    Quote Originally Posted by froot View Post
    I agree on the one side. It is annoying when you type out a word which unfortunately contains a blacklisted phrase and you end up ||||||| yourself.

    On the other side, this is primarily a tech forum. You shouldn't have to S N I G G E R on a tech forum
    What should be mentioned as well is that this is also a public forum... you don't need to register to view threads and as such that might be one reason why the filter is set as it is.
    I think that together with making the Mods' work load higher to remove "very" offensive words.
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