Porque wrote:Foggy wrote:OMB never took advantage of the 'word censor' built into this software. I have. That word can't be used on this forum now.
I'm a little unclear on your concept. Does that mean you'll be supplying us with a list of unacceptable words so we'll know which ones to avoid? Or does that mean you and your software will make automatic corrections so we don't have to worry about this tiny-mind issue?
Both, of course.
I'll give you some simple (very simple) guidelines, and also set the automatic word censor if necessary.
It's already set for the m-word, the one with two letters 'z' and ends in 'ie', that's a religious slur against Muslims.
'Course, anyone who was a member of ENC back in the day is familiar with the word censor, except they had it all messed up, as was typical of everything ENC. That was the forum where you couldn't write about Dick Cheney or Moby Dick and Catus Magnus got in trouble for using the word 'niggardly,' but you could use any ethnic slur you wanted and nobody would try to stop you. Snorty got zapped when she mistyped and forgot the 'o' in 'country,' but more on that below.
Ethnic & Religious Slurs
Double plus ungood. I'm running a classy joint here. I don't want to see that word they use for Jews that rhymes with 'bike'. I don't want to see that word they use for Hispanics that rhymes with 'fix'. I don't want to see that word they use for Italians that rhymes with 'stop'.
This one is, of course, very easy to follow: Simply ask yourself, "Am I using a despicable ethnic or religious slur?" If so, refrain.
I fuckin' love cuss words, 'specially the good ol' Anglo-Saxon cuss words. We're all grownups here, but of course in this great land of ours every 7 yr. old knows all the cuss words, even if they're not proficient in their use.
There are only two cuss words I don't allow, and both of them refer (most unpleasantly) to the femalian anatomy: the c-word that rhymes with 'hunt' and the t-word that rhymes with 'swat'. We have some ladies here. Let's pretend we're civilized and liberated males. Just on the forum, of course. You can say whatever you want in the privacy of your own home.