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Thread: Is the swear word filter really neccessary here?

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    Re: Is the swear word filter really neccessary here?

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    Ummm....whats your problem? If your too up your own arse to join a simple harmless debate whereby i gather the opinions on the swearing filter on this forum which i happen to think is a slight annoyance, then leave the damn thread.
    my problem is you don't seem to have enough sense to recognize that your opinion is just that.

    You don't think this rule matters. Others disagree. If it's a problem, start your own board with your own rules.

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    Re: Is the swear word filter really neccessary here?

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    my problem is you don't seem to have enough sense to recognize that your opinion is just that.

    You don't think this rule matters. Others disagree. If it's a problem, start your own board with your own rules.
    Thats precisely the entire point of me setting up this poll. My opinion is nothing but my opinion and im sharing it to create debate. I then asked for others and debate what i disagree with. My intention isnt to change the rules or start a new thread with rules that i think is right. Im simply debating (debatepolitics.com - remember?) and apparently now i should set up my own board. Well, i dont like the way current English politics are, and i debate it on here. And what??
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    Re: Is the swear word filter really neccessary here?

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    Thats precisely the entire point of me setting up this poll. My opinion is nothing but my opinion. I then asked for others. My intention isnt to change the rules or start a new thread with rules that i think is right. Im simply debating (debate politics - remember?) and apparently now i should set up my own board. Well, i dont like the way English politics are now as it currently stands and i debate it on her. Should i assasinate Brown and take over?
    I'll give you a do-over....maybe you will make more sense this time

    you - I just dont see the point in it if its so easy to get around.

    me - people break every rule, and they are extremely easy to break...so why have any rules at all?

    you - .............

    Now you come back with a good reply

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    Re: Is the swear word filter really neccessary here?

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    I'll give you a do-over....maybe you will make more sense this time

    you - I just dont see the point in it if its so easy to get around.

    me - people break every rule, and they are extremely easy to break...so why have any rules at all?

    you - .............

    Now you come back with a good reply
    You just outlined a debate? I thought that was the whole point on this forum?
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    Re: Is the swear word filter really neccessary here?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold
    With the sort of language I'd expect if the filter were off, I expect there would soon be little really interesting discussion around here for adults.

    Quote Originally Posted by Me
    And besides, we have rules here about flaming for a reason, so any use in that context can be easily enforced without the filter, which makes the filter doubly useless.



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    Re: Is the swear word filter really neccessary here?

    It should be optional so those of us who do not have oh so delicate sensibilities can say what the **** we want to each other. I mean, jesus christ... your brain fills in the words blocked by the asterisk anyway, so how are these delicate sensitive people who are so 'offended' by swear words helped by the asterisks? If I say ****head, ALL of you know what's behind the asterisk. Your brain didn't read "asteriskhead", it read ****HEAD. So how is the supposed offense avoided? Because they don't actually see the letters S or H or I or T? ****ing silly, IMO.

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    Re: Is the swear word filter really neccessary here?

    I think that the filter should stay as is. For a variety of reasons.

    One: it does make someone actually think of what they are saying instead of just saying whatever comes to mind. Intelligent thought is hard to come by these days.

    Two: Some of us do have kid's that read the forums as these forums are excellent for widening a kids mind.

    Three: No cuss word is necessary or wanted in a debate. There are plenty of other words out there that are not cuss words and work just as well if you MUST put some post/person down. For example here is a good way to put something down without once swearing...

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    Re: Is the swear word filter really neccessary here?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Three: No cuss word is necessary or wanted in a debate. There are plenty of other words out there that are not cuss words and work just as well if you MUST put some post/person down. For example here is a good way to put something down without once swearing...
    Necessity is subjective. I like keeping the swears for extenuating circumstances. Others are morel iberal about using them.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Or you can just say "You little rapscallion!"...there's plenty of medievel word usages that can do the job for ya..and they're funner to use ta boot!
    The word, regardless of swear or not, needs to fit and make sense. A lot of mideval terms - outside of a rennaisance fair or mideval LARP don't make a lot of sense these days in normal conversation.
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    Re: Is the swear word filter really neccessary here?

    I think that if the only way you can effectively communicate is by using vulgarities, you shouldn't be on this site. Vulgarities do not bother me because I am "sensitive", they bother me because they add nothing to the conversation other than rudeness, and often this leads to unnecessary flaming, personal attacks, etc.

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    Re: Is the swear word filter really neccessary here?

    the issue is I use this site at places that do content filtering.

    If it was optional to where people could select to see the words, fine. I don't think people should expect the site owner to oblige their wishes, but they can certainly lobby for such an enhancement.

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