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"Bad" words -- how the forum works


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#1 Carol the Dabbler

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Posted 30 July 2015 - 04:53 PM

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):

 

Spoiler

 

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.

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#2 Carol the Dabbler

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Posted 31 July 2015 - 07:35 PM

Any time you're not sure whether a word or phrase is appropriate for forum use, just ask "Could they say that on Sherlock?"  If not, then please think of some other way to express your thought.

 


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#3 greencat1999

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Posted 03 August 2015 - 04:21 AM

Any time you're not sure whether a word or phrase is appropriate for forum use, just ask "Could they say that on Sherlock?" If not, then please think of some other way to express your thought.

Haha that's a cool way of putting it XD


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#4 Carol the Dabbler

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Posted 03 August 2015 - 05:25 PM

I think that's something Tim (Undead Medic, the forum Administrator) came up with.  But I like it well enough to steal it!  :D

 


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#5 Carol the Dabbler

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 03:39 AM

I got to wondering exactly which words the forum software will "bleep" with asterisks, so I tried posting George Carlin's famous "Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television," and found that the following three words are NOT bleeped by the forum (however I will box them in case anyone prefers not to read them):

 

Spoiler

 

Carlin's other four words are definitely bleeped, but so far I have not found any others.

 

You might prefer to "bleep" certain permitted words yourself (e.g., sh*t), and that is perfectly OK (kinda genteel, in fact).


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#6 Boton

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 07:41 PM

Genteel is good.  It is almost time for my annual language clean-up anyway, which is when I give up swearing for Lent.  The past couple of years, things have been stressful enough that I usually have lots of clean-up to do.  


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