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Clarification on swearing

Posted: 4 Aug 2018, 12:35pm
by Username
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=10801

It says here that you cannot alter the spelling in anyway, but you can use loads of *s. If "hell" was a swear word you could say "the weather is hot as ****. But what if I said "the weather is hot a.h". Or more commonly, "WTH"? Is there any issue in using acronyms or abbreviations if the word itself isn't shown?

What about replacing the entire word completely for an alternative word. Say in this example I replaced "hell" with a moon of Uranus. "The weather is hot as Puck!?" Or "that driver was a complete Oberon"!

Re: Clarification on swearing

Posted: 4 Aug 2018, 12:54pm
by NATURAL ANKLING
Hi,
If the software does not block, one of the keen eyed mods will edit it.
We try not to use the worst of stuff, hell or bloody is OK but implying Puck etc is probably going to get your posts edited after a while.

Normally !£$* is OK.

Re: Clarification on swearing

Posted: 5 Aug 2018, 5:51am
by Username
Sounds fair enough. I would assume anything like that followed by "off" would be looked down upon. Was wondering with regards to casual stuff.

Re: Clarification on swearing

Posted: 5 Aug 2018, 7:44am
by Audax67
I dunno. Michael Moorcock had a race/tribe/whatever of people who saw nothing wrong in referring to genitals and cloacal output orificies in jest but were shocked by any mention of elbows. Telling someone to elbow off was a mortal insult. I can't imagine it getting much censure here, though.

Re: Clarification on swearing

Posted: 5 Aug 2018, 10:52am
by pwa
It would be interesting if we could look at how this develops on this Forum over the years. In some ways it is already behind general society in that language and jokes that would go unremarked on a light hearted TV programme such as Taskmaster would be censored here.

Re: Clarification on swearing

Posted: 5 Aug 2018, 10:53am
by Cyril Haearn
Behind or ahead? :wink:

Re: Clarification on swearing

Posted: 5 Aug 2018, 11:53am
by pwa
Cyril Haearn wrote:Behind or ahead? :wink:

Well this Forum has about the same language sensibilities of my mother-in-law, so behind. :lol: But I don't care.

Re: Clarification on swearing

Posted: 5 Aug 2018, 11:59am
by Vorpal
The intention is to keep the forum family-friendly. So, we remove or edit stuff that doesn't fit in with that.

The filtering software is American, and consequently errs on the side of prudish ;)

p.s. mild 'swearing' such as 'crap' and 'hell' are okay.

Re: Clarification on swearing

Posted: 5 Aug 2018, 12:32pm
by Graham
pwa wrote:It would be interesting if we could look at how this develops on this Forum over the years. In some ways it is already behind general society in that language and jokes that would go unremarked on a light hearted TV programme such as Taskmaster would be censored here.

Thank you - high praise indeed.

I don' t have a television.

Unfortunately, contemporary culture is beginning to pour out of Radio 4 program, so I am not completely out-of-touch.
( I preferred it as the last bastion of the best of British. However, now most of the speakers start their utterances with "So . . . . " ).

The apocalypse is nigh !!!

Re: Clarification on swearing

Posted: 5 Aug 2018, 12:44pm
by Bonefishblues
Graham wrote:
pwa wrote:It would be interesting if we could look at how this develops on this Forum over the years. In some ways it is already behind general society in that language and jokes that would go unremarked on a light hearted TV programme such as Taskmaster would be censored here.

Thank you - high praise indeed.

I don' t have a television.

Unfortunately, contemporary culture is beginning to pour out of Radio 4 program, so I am not completely out-of-touch.
( I preferred it as the last bastion of the best of British. However, now most of the speakers start their utterances with "So . . . . " ).

The apocalypse is nigh !!!

And indeed the casual use of American English, I note.

It's going to Hull in a handcart, I tell ye! :D

Re: Clarification on swearing

Posted: 5 Aug 2018, 12:55pm
by thirdcrank
If anybody needs clarification about swearing, which on here usually means bad language rather than swearing in the literal sense, they generally need only reflect and then draw back a bit. IMO there's no room for testing the boundaries with clever dodging and self-righteousness.

Beyond that, it shouldn't be hard to treat others with respect and if not, ignore them.

This is all in writing rather than the spoken word so it should never be a matter of a sudden uncharacteristic outburst under stress.

Re: Clarification on swearing

Posted: 5 Aug 2018, 1:12pm
by pwa
Bonefishblues wrote:
Graham wrote:
pwa wrote:It would be interesting if we could look at how this develops on this Forum over the years. In some ways it is already behind general society in that language and jokes that would go unremarked on a light hearted TV programme such as Taskmaster would be censored here.

Thank you - high praise indeed.

I don' t have a television.

Unfortunately, contemporary culture is beginning to pour out of Radio 4 program, so I am not completely out-of-touch.
( I preferred it as the last bastion of the best of British. However, now most of the speakers start their utterances with "So . . . . " ).

The apocalypse is nigh !!!

And indeed the casual use of American English, I note.

It's going to Hull in a handcart, I tell ye! :D

You two got your tin hats on and cellar stocked with baked beans? :lol:

Re: Clarification on swearing

Posted: 5 Aug 2018, 7:28pm
by Cyril Haearn
thirdcrank wrote:If anybody needs clarification about swearing, which on here usually means bad language rather than swearing in the literal sense, they generally need only reflect and then draw back a bit. IMO there's no room for testing the boundaries with clever dodging and self-righteousness.

Beyond that, it shouldn't be hard to treat others with respect and if not, ignore them.
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Plus One, if not, ignore them :wink:

It's a queer business mind, I know some people here, whom I have never met, much better than my neighbours :?

BTW, is it normal for grownups to use emoticons? :)

Re: Clarification on swearing

Posted: 5 Aug 2018, 8:49pm
by Cyril Haearn
I am not so good at spelling

May one refer to Mr "Brailsfraud" of team ski?

Re: Clarification on swearing

Posted: 6 Aug 2018, 5:20pm
by Cunobelin
Irn Bru has a history of pushing the limits.