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Poll: Should we have an automatic swear word moderator?

Poll ended at Sun Jul 26, 2015 3:22 pm

Yes
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No
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Not bothered.
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Total votes: 17

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Language

Post#1 » Thu Jun 25, 2015 2:04 pm

Could we please have some moderation on the use of foul language on here, particularly in topic headings? Although I fully agree with the sentiments expressed within the posting, to have "F^&*(^g Scum" screaming out from the page every time I look at New Posts is offensive and unnecessary.


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Re: Language

Post#2 » Thu Jun 25, 2015 2:19 pm

+1 to that.
I'm broad minded and there aren't many swear words that I have not heard before (and understand what they mean), however I would not like my granddaughter to see them while I'm reading the posts...
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Post#3 » Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:22 pm

Bad language on here doesn't offend me but it's a fair point, especially in the titles of threads.

Funky - maybe we could have a bad language filter setting for people who need/want to filter out all the
fun words? We could start a new thread with suggestions on which words should be banned! :shock: :twisted:

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Post#4 » Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:34 pm

Sorry about that, point taken and modified, but I was posting where you are encouraged to talk 'complete bollocks' - that sort of sets the tone of allowed language but I agree, definitely not for the heading title. I've calmed down a bit since that first post! Again, my apologies.
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Post#5 » Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:04 am

Steve_D wrote:Sorry about that, point taken and modified, but I was posting where you are encouraged to talk 'complete bollocks' - that sort of sets the tone of allowed language but I agree, definitely not for the heading title. I've calmed down a bit since that first post! Again, my apologies.


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Re: Language

Post#6 » Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:33 am

Is Meldrew a swear word

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Re: Language

Post#7 » Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:38 am

If it was, you'd be a fat one! :kiss:

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Re: Language

Post#8 » Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:08 am

:lol: :lol:

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Post#9 » Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:19 pm

As far as I am aware this is the first time this has ever been brought up. The only word that is auto moderated is c**t.

I think as we are all adults here we should not rely on such tools but self moderate instead. However if the majority want it then it would be easy to put in.

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Re: Language

Post#10 » Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:39 pm

I find the use of 'foul' language generally offensive if it's used gratuitously.

However, much as I don't care for it, in the case which has brought up the subject just now, I sympathise completely with the poster so turned a blind eye. After all, I suspect many of us would have at least said out loud what was written here.

If I recall correctly, one of the primary reasons for the establishment of the Maxi-Muppets Forum was that the founders were fed up with the restrictions placed on members of other forums, in terms of language especially.

At first, anything 'went' here but things have evolved and calmed down somewhat.

I think that self-regulation is the key here rather than imposed 'rules'; the matter in hand appears to have been resolved satisfactorily and in a friendly manner.

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