View Full Version : the word SC@M!
09-02-2000, 08:26 AM
Why is this word, when spelt correctly, blocked out in a post?
because it's a naughty word!
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09-02-2000, 09:47 AM
Because it is no ones place in here to say someone is a "that word"... it is the courts decision...
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09-02-2000, 04:04 PM
that's the stupidist thing i've ever heard. You can voice your opinion about whatever you want.
09-02-2000, 04:51 PM
I'll tell you why...Because the man who owns this site believes its in the sites best interest to censor that word. Many foul debates have arisen on this board around "that word".
The word C R A P is also blocked.
I will try it right now:
09-02-2000, 08:40 PM
I will have a few brief comments and then the thread is locked. Concerned parties are encouraged to contact me privately by Email.
1)Questions about our rules and procedures belong in our Help Forum so this post was made to the wrong Forum. Please insure that this does not happen again.
2) tibou, I hope you continue to participate in our Community and find it usefull. We all work very hard to insure meaningfull discussions which we can all learn from.
you said" that's the stupidist thing i've ever heard. You can voice your opinion about whatever you want."
Your statement is not only a bit harsh http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif but simply not true. Please read all our Rules via the Register link. You will read about certain topics that will never be discussed on this mainstream BB.
Our BB is not for everyone and has some of the strictist rules on the Net. Most members like this or in some cases "tolerate" our rules and vigerous enforcement of same in exchange for a high quality Community with meaningfull discusssions for a mainstream Webmaster Centric BB.
The word in question is banned for some other reasons:
1) It has been the subject of a law suit where I defended "YOUR" rights to post. I spent MONEY out of my pocket because this word was germain to the suit.
2) It's usually used without regard for "tone" and civility and never based on fact which ONLY a court may determine.
3) The use of this word and manny others which are censored has led to dozens of flame wars and fights before I turned the filter on. Most were NOT productive and served no usefull purpose for the majority of members of this Community.
We exspect our members to abide by our censor rules and almost all of them do an outstanding job. Defeating the censor is also a violation of our rules so please don't do this.
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