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Re: "Cloaked communication", and occasional bemusement
« Reply #30 on: November 09, 2011, 05:30:48 PM »
Is it really sad that I know what bad word the cute replacements stand for?

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Re: "Cloaked communication", and occasional bemusement
« Reply #31 on: November 09, 2011, 05:43:28 PM »
Am I the only one who really hates the word filter? It just doesn't seem necessary when we're all adults and it's spelled out in the rules that swearing isn't allowed.
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Re: "Cloaked communication", and occasional bemusement
« Reply #32 on: November 09, 2011, 05:52:54 PM »
Am I the only one who really hates the word filter? It just doesn't seem necessary when we're all adults and it's spelled out in the rules that swearing isn't allowed.

Some of them are to stop weird adds from triggering. I wish i could remember what poster it was thought the board was a bunch of homophobes because of the way gay used to be changed to g@y before the other trick was discovered. That is one that is changed for ad purposes, not because it is a bad word. Other than that ... i wouldn't be too sure we're all adults. Judging by how much fun i have playing with the filter, i include myself in that :)



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Re: "Cloaked communication", and occasional bemusement
« Reply #33 on: November 09, 2011, 05:57:50 PM »
We're all adults, but poopadities happens. (And yes I typed the real word and go the replacement, on purpose.)

The other thing is that some things which are offensive to some people are not to others.  For example, the initials OM.G and WT.F are so integrated in my head as internet-speak for "Wow!" and "This does not make sense" that I sometimes forget what they stand for or how someone could find them offensive.  It doesn't bother me at all to have them changed to "CRUD MONKEYS!" and "Sweet monkey fritters!" if I forget.

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Re: "Cloaked communication", and occasional bemusement
« Reply #34 on: November 09, 2011, 06:00:38 PM »
We're all adults, but poopadities happens. (And yes I typed the real word and go the replacement, on purpose.)

That reminds me--there was an anecdote on here years ago that was turned super-hilarious by poopadities. There was a lady who went to a yard sale and asked to use the OP's bathroom, and got poop everywhere, and the word "poopadities" repeated over and over was just hysterical somehow. But so gross!  :D :-X

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Re: "Cloaked communication", and occasional bemusement
« Reply #35 on: November 09, 2011, 06:06:31 PM »
Am I the only one who really hates the word filter? It just doesn't seem necessary when we're all adults and it's spelled out in the rules that swearing isn't allowed.

I like the filters. It is a reinforcement, a gentle reminder, and I have seen that it is so easy for some people to slip into swearing.

I once bypassed the filter with gutter word for poop (! for the i) and felt so guilty about it that I went back and edited. It has helped me in my daily communications.

Yes, I'm an adult and have heard and used all of the words, but I like the filter.

(I Previewed - Poop is allowed.)

I agree with the 'O MY..' and "What the.........' being blocked. I drop Friends who use the last one constantly. Actually, I used the first so often in real life years ago, that it doesn't bother me much. ( I don't use it now - too many people to offend, as I learned the hard way.)

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Re: "Cloaked communication", and occasional bemusement
« Reply #36 on: November 09, 2011, 07:04:50 PM »
I agree with Hobish that certain things are filtered to avoid ads, like rel@tionships.

I do find it funny that my father, a sweet gentleman of 83, has his preferred name changed to: wingadingdingy. 
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Re: "Cloaked communication", and occasional bemusement
« Reply #37 on: November 16, 2011, 04:25:25 PM »
Am I the only one who really hates the word filter? It just doesn't seem necessary when we're all adults and it's spelled out in the rules that swearing isn't allowed.

We may all be adults, but we don't always act like them.  Proper "adult" behavior is also very fluid.  There's language that I'll use in other situations that I would never use here -- but not everyone is able to compartmentalize like that.

Yes, the rules say that swearing isn't allowed but then we have the question of how to enforce that rule.  We could live without a filter, but inevitably, EHellDame and the mods would deal with dozens of "s/he used a bad word" reports every day.  Then they'd have to go through the whole moderating process, chiding the misbehaving poster (or banning them) and fixing the bad post.  EHellDame and the others have lives and don't need to spend all of their spare time dealing with that.  So, the filter keeps the bad language out with a minimum of effort on the part of management.  I know that I wouldn't want to have to enforce the rules manually.

Then there are the ads.  Google AdSense matches keywords in the content (and your location) to customize ads.  Much of the time this is ok, but AdSense has little ability to understand context, so it doesn't know that you meant the nickname for Richard and not a slang term for male anatomy.  Easier to substitute wingadingdingy than for EHellDame to try to get Google to block certain ads.  I've seen the kind of ads that can show up if you don't filter and I'd really prefer not to.  Wingadangdingy is a small price to pay for that.  Tweaking the text in relationship is a small price as well.

I find the filter more amusing than annoying.
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Re: "Cloaked communication", and occasional bemusement
« Reply #38 on: November 16, 2011, 05:16:29 PM »
I liked rel@tionship, especially in comparison to now, when we get thread titles with "rel[ color=black]ationship[ /color]" in them.

Edited to add spaces to make my point clearer...
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Re: "Cloaked communication", and occasional bemusement
« Reply #39 on: November 16, 2011, 05:29:38 PM »
I find the filter more amusing than annoying.
I love the filter and now use the replacement terms IRL in lieu of those "bad" words.

Sweet monkey fritters! The cat missed the darned litter box again.  Thank Diety for puppy pads.

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Spinning slightly OT - My DH is a volunteer DJ at the local college radio station and the local public radio station.  He has modified his choice of words off air so he will sound natural without using words banned by the FCC.  He used to use the "f-bomb" liberally, even inserting it into words.  Not any more.  Between the FCC and ehell, our language is both more and less colorful: Fewer swear words, but now we employ our extensive vocabularies in search of the most descriptive word, not the most common one.
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Re: "Cloaked communication", and occasional bemusement
« Reply #40 on: November 17, 2011, 11:14:56 AM »
I agree we're all adults, but (1) people may disagree as to what is an accepted word, and the filters make it clear when you've gone over the line, and (2) people under stress who feel like swearing may sometimes not realize just how far they're going, until they've hit that "send" button.

Also, trolls will find it hard to go, "HEEEYY! I just typed a bunch of obscenities on an etiquette site! I'm SOOOOO witty!" when they see they've been writing CRUD MONKEYS and CRIVINS!
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Re: "Cloaked communication", and occasional bemusement
« Reply #41 on: November 18, 2011, 09:04:27 PM »
I agree we're all adults, but (1) people may disagree as to what is an accepted word, and the filters make it clear when you've gone over the line, and (2) people under stress who feel like swearing may sometimes not realize just how far they're going, until they've hit that "send" button.

Also, trolls will find it hard to go, "HEEEYY! I just typed a bunch of obscenities on an etiquette site! I'm SOOOOO witty!" when they see they've been writing CRUD MONKEYS and CRIVINS!
CRIVINS! is my new go-to phrase IRL.
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Re: "Cloaked communication", and occasional bemusement
« Reply #42 on: November 22, 2011, 12:28:33 PM »
I agree we're all adults, but (1) people may disagree as to what is an accepted word, and the filters make it clear when you've gone over the line, and (2) people under stress who feel like swearing may sometimes not realize just how far they're going, until they've hit that "send" button.

Also, trolls will find it hard to go, "HEEEYY! I just typed a bunch of obscenities on an etiquette site! I'm SOOOOO witty!" when they see they've been writing CRUD MONKEYS and CRIVINS!
CRIVINS! is my new go-to phrase IRL.

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Re: "Cloaked communication", and occasional bemusement
« Reply #43 on: November 22, 2011, 05:17:47 PM »

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Re: "Cloaked communication", and occasional bemusement
« Reply #44 on: November 23, 2011, 12:20:13 AM »
I'd still like to see ZOUNDS! as a replacement word! ;D
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