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    Swear replacement

    On another forum I frequent, instead of having ****'s they have it set so swear words are automatically replaced by the words of moderators choice.

    For example, the s word is simply replaced by crap (so if someone types the s word in their post, it gets replaced by the word 'crap' when they hit reply). The F word is replaced by fudge (used to be the literal sexual-intercourse but it got too odd) etc etc.


    Could we look at doing the same? It'd cut down on all the stars in posts.


    Downside is 'passion' might be taken from posts or quotes from players and whatnot, but I think it's better than the ****'s and the rather boring 'controversy' over all this ban/swearing thing.
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    Personally don't like replacements. But whatever.

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    I don't mind either way. I've had both used to good effect at forums I've been a part of. My personal preference as a replacement for "the f word" is "smurf" for comical reasons, but nobody shares my sense of humour so I don't think people would go with that.

    Would be interesting to see what the majority of people prefer though (****'s or replacements) before jumping to which word, of course.
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    Haha. That'd be hilarious if they implemented such a system, honestly. When the exact same meaning is there, why is it less "offensive" to be called a "fudging pile of crap" than a "****ing pile of ****"? Is the offence really in the precise arrangement of characters?

    Honestly though, go for it. The whole concept is so stupid that it wouldn't really make much of a difference, and whatever results in fewer people getting banned works for me.
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    cant see it happening tbh...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad
    Haha. That'd be hilarious if they implemented such a system, honestly. When the exact same meaning is there, why is it less "offensive" to be called a "fudging pile of crap" than a "****ing pile of ****"? Is the offence really in the precise arrangement of characters?

    Honestly though, go for it. The whole concept is so stupid that it wouldn't really make much of a difference, and whatever results in fewer people getting banned works for me.
    I think what Thomas is getting at isn't so much the insults - if someone was to insult someone using those words they'd probably still get warned - but more so when people are just posting other things, for example... "****ing awful bowling" or something would be changed to "smurfing awful bowling" at other places that I go to. It's not as much to take away from what's warnable, but more so to just to 1) lighten up the place and 2) take away the ugly look of starred out words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad
    Haha. That'd be hilarious if they implemented such a system, honestly. When the exact same meaning is there, why is it less "offensive" to be called a "fudging pile of crap" than a "****ing pile of ****"? Is the offence really in the precise arrangement of characters?

    Honestly though, go for it. The whole concept is so stupid that it wouldn't really make much of a difference, and whatever results in fewer people getting banned works for me.
    7, give him.

    I'm guessing crap is a bad word in James' eyes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddhmaster
    7, give him.

    I'm guessing crap is a bad word in James' eyes.
    Go to school.

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    Nah, all done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddhmaster
    7, give him.

    I'm guessing crap is a bad word in James' eyes.
    They say it on the Simpsons so it should be acceptable.
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    James has been known to bring out the c-word himself on occasion, so I'd say it's acceptable.

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    Yeah, crap was never in the filter in the first place, it's okay.

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    Good Idea, Let's see if it will happen though.

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