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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 Travelsonic View Post
    Necessity is subjective. I like keeping the swears for extenuating circumstances. Others are morel iberal about using them.
    The only extenuating circumstances are when you stub your toe or hit your thumb with a hammer etc etc. Cuss words on a forum is not necessary because it is a forum. No one has to reply immediately. If you get to the point that you start using cuss words then just leave for a bit and cool down. Come back and try again.
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    Re: Is the swear word filter really neccessary here?

    I'm all for having to earn your swears, maybe for those with 1000+ posts only? Or you get a certain number per post/per day based on your user stats? Spammers and ne'er-do-wells become even more unpleasant without the filter, and though swearing certainly has its place in life and online I find rows of asterisks visually pleasing as well.
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    Re: Is the swear word filter really neccessary here?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    The only extenuating circumstances are when you stub your toe or hit your thumb with a hammer etc etc. Cuss words on a forum is not necessary because it is a forum. No one has to reply immediately. If you get to the point that you start using cuss words then just leave for a bit and cool down. Come back and try again.
    That is still opinion, a POV which I recognize though don't necessarily agree with completely.

    Profanity isn't necessarily just a measure of anger. Topics on racial slurs, and profanity do occur - even unfrequently - in the state of NY I heard years ago about a plan to ban the word "Nigger" in schools. I had a teacher in 11th grade who went into the historic details and social atmosphere(s) surrounding the word, and the modern evolution. How could we teach others about it if we can't say it?

    Of course, this example is different than a forum, but I think certain principals still apply.
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    Re: Is the swear word filter really neccessary here?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    The only extenuating circumstances are when you stub your toe or hit your thumb with a hammer etc etc. Cuss words on a forum is not necessary because it is a forum. No one has to reply immediately. If you get to the point that you start using cuss words then just leave for a bit and cool down. Come back and try again.
    I don't need to be the slightest bit angry to use cuss words. I use them as a matter of course in every day speech. I type on forums in much the same manner in which I speak, which is to say... frequently littered with swear words.

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