(To the tune of We Didn't Start the Fire)
Polar Operational, Environmental
Satellites' web acronym is written down as ****
Let's have no shena****ns now, see you all in Ba***eng now
Lip****z vind 'n ***kerlak daar in sy ****koffie
Rolf Harris, man of fame, talks about soccer game
says that vuvuzelas are just like didgeri****
Profanity, no thanks, submarines' ******t tanks
Do not want to ***illate unnecessarily.
We didn't write the filter
It was always blocking out the words so shocking
We didn't write the filter
Yes it's kind of stupid but it keeps out Cupid
Wanted to show how easy it is, but the post got deleted!Originally Posted by ettubrute
Et tu, Brute?
I came, I saw, I couldn't believe my eyes!
I don't mind seeing swearing, as long as it's not abused. However, I can understand that the mods may want it to 'keep more people happy'. What I would like though, is a 'smarter' filter. In the football section, the filter keeps messing up the name Royal Ba***eng Sports Palace. It's really annoying.
Our choices are not always our own to make.
I understand that many people have an issue with swear words. I am not one of those people. What I have an issue with, is the decision being made on my behalf that a naughty word is somehow going to be a detriment to my well-being.
I also understand that this forum is not here for me and my vile desires, but I would still like to speak my mind if that's okay.
First of all, is it in any way possible for there to be some way users could control the profanity filter on an account to account basis?
If not at all possible, then my point is moot, but I'll continue anyway.
First of all, I see people are getting infractions left right and centre for bypassing the profanity filter, one way or the other. If there is some way to allow people to see swear words should they desire, this problem vanishes instantly right?
Just as a general gripe about the filter - It is rather stupid, blocks all sorts of words that are most assuredly not swearwords.
Just a point - Words can hurt and wound, regardless of the cultural acceptance of the actual word used. The most innocuous words can convey horrid messages, whilst swearwords generally are not used in an aggressive way on the forum, far as I can tell and if they are people use them anyway since they know that the system will star out the bad word.
Which is just bloody ridiculous since we all know what the word is meant to be. It's farcial!
I want to see some ****ing swearwords!
Much as I sympathise with you, we all acknowledged the Forum rules when we signed up. Hence we cannot cry wolf when we receive infractions for contravening said rules.
I am one of those on the receiving end but I have no excuse. It was a wilful disregard of the Forum rules.