Just in case there's any confusion, I'd like to explain how the forum deals with certain words. There are two categories:
1. Normal "bad" words are basically the kind your parents don't want you to say. The more common ones will be caught automatically by the forum software, which will substitute asterisks for one or more of the letters: for example, "sh*t." Some of the less-common "bad" words may not be on the software's list just yet, but if anyone uses them, that post will be edited by a Moderator.
Use of "bad" words is against forum rules. If the software changes a word for you, you may feel free to substitute a milder word, but please do not try to circumvent the software by misspelling the word. If a Moderator changes a word in your post, you may feel free to rephrase it more politely, but please do not try to circumvent the Mod's edit.
The forum software is not currently checking for the other category, so I've put information about it into a spoiler box (so it's accessible if you're curious, but won't be in your way otherwise):
If you have any questions about this, please post them here.
Edited by Carol the Dabbler, 10 January 2018 - 03:18 AM.
"Forbidden" words not currently banned.