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 Post subject: The 'swear' filter
PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 3:26 pm 
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I totally understand the need for a swear filter but don't get the need to replace a couple of incredibly mild (like, no offence is likely to be taken if an 8 year old said them) words.

Why is it so strict?

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 Post subject: Re: The 'swear' filter
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Fairy nuff... makes perfect sense :)

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 Post subject: Re: The 'swear' filter
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I am constantly amused by the word "poo" appearing in posts. I read one a few days ago about "cleaning the poo out of the DPF" haha!

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 Post subject: Re: The 'swear' filter
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There's a village to the south of Junction 3 of the M3 that upsets the sweary filter.

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I actually use the words 'poo' & 'poop' a lot, never use the other word. Tbh there's a lot of the naughty sweary words I don't use, so in a way, I have my own internal mild swear filter :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: The 'swear' filter
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IanDB wrote:
Fairy nuff...


Hairy muff



Just checking the filter.


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 Post subject: Re: The 'swear' filter
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The mods have managed to solve the Scunthorpe problem and the M8 issue, but not the L i g h t w a t e r one, yet.

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 Post subject: Re: The 'swear' filter
PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:20 pm 
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I'm just replying to see what happens when I write two hat

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 Post subject: Re: The 'swear' filter
PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:21 pm 
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I'm just replying to see what happens when I write two hat

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Ah, OK. I wasn't expecting that.

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 Post subject: Re: The 'swear' filter
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Am I the only one that finds saying someone has 'passed' to be a bit wierd?

What is wrong with saying someone has died? We are all going to do it.

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 Post subject: Re: The 'swear' filter
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Am I the only one that finds saying someone has 'passed' to be a bit wierd?

What is wrong with saying someone has died? We are all going to do it.


....because "Dead" is too final, nobody likes to think that a loved one has gone forever, I like to think that eventually, we will meet again.


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Eselar wrote:
bpetersb wrote:
Am I the only one that finds saying someone has 'passed' to be a bit wierd?

What is wrong with saying someone has died? We are all going to do it.


....because "Dead" is too final, nobody likes to think that a loved one has gone forever, I like to think that eventually, we will meet again.



Well they ain't alive no more so I reckon they are dead (the antonym of alive in English). That doesn't rule out the after-life if that is what you choose to believe.
If you want to take the words of the church, Jesus died on the cross, he didn't pass!

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Eselar wrote:
bpetersb wrote:
Am I the only one that finds saying someone has 'passed' to be a bit wierd?

What is wrong with saying someone has died? We are all going to do it.


....because "Dead" is too final, nobody likes to think that a loved one has gone forever, I like to think that eventually, we will meet again.

It's strange, after mum passed (I tried to type died) I couldn't use the word in connection with her. Anyone else who popped their clogs was no problem. After a few years I can say that my mum is dead but it took a while.

The English language is weird.

Back to the original topic. I contracted at the Rural Payments Agency in reading for five months a few years back and their email system was quite strict. A game for the first week while settling in was to post emails between the team to see which "legitimate" words were caught out by the swear filter. Certain sea-side towns failed as did the wankel rotary engine. IT, a barrel of laughs...

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 Post subject: Re: The 'swear' filter
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bpetersb wrote:
Well they ain't alive no more so I reckon they are dead (the antonym of alive in English)


That's up to you mate but I prefer something softer, less abrupt and a little more feeling than "Dead".


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Some years ago in my previous existence as an electronic engineer, the IT department decided to ban the use of any nookie related terms form internet searches. Which sounds fair enough on the face of it. However, I was no longer able to contact the student at Middlesex University who I was mentoring at the time. Neither could I get on the website of Analog* Devices, who are makers of semiconductors (microchips). This caused a degree of inconvenience and it was a couple of months before all the innocent terms were reinstated.

*They are from the good ole US of A, hence the spelling


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