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Nah it's not on the filter list.
Up until joining CW, I actually had no idea that the shortened version of Pakistani is considered to be offensive in the UK. Since then, however; I have talked with friends/relatives based in UK who educated me how deeply insulting that word is to them. It definitely is a strange anomaly to have a particular word so offensive in one country while used normally (and proudly!) in others. I can see both sides of the argument. Personally, Iím ok with the current rule of not filtering it. The mods can take a look at individual instances and if there was malicious intent, they will certainly take appropriate actions Iím sure. If it its filtered, no big deal either IMO. It shouldnít cause too much problems to type out the whole word.
Same way any fool can use "Pakistani" rather than "pa-ki". Costs them absolutely nothing whatsoever and if they CBA making the effort to type 5 extra letters in order to accommodate people whose land of residence is different to theirs then frankly they can get stuffed.
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Obviously it looks a bit foolish if things go OTT - and from what I've heard they did back in mid-2006 - but it doesn't remotely bother me.
In my view people who even particularly notice overzealous censorship, never mind take the time to comment on it or allow it to affect them, tend to be people who enjoy pushing the taboo boundaries. An attitude I've never hid my distaste for.
No, I make no apology for holding the attitude that OTT censorship >>>> lackadaisical non-censorship. There isn't a wrong or right way to go about these things, obviously - birds of a feather merely need to stick together. Else there's trouble-a-brewing. And I'd venture to suggest that the birds of a "I hate overzealous censorship" feather are fewer on CW than other such birds, though I may be wrong.
I'd like to see Yorks***e added to the filter, currently i self censor it so as not offend anyone, but obviously its a bit of a chore.
I'd find it hilarious to see any form of Yorkshire with asterisks anywhere modified to ********* or similar, so as no-one knew what the dodos were on about.
I think British members should be added to the filter. This would remove the problem with the word in question.
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I never knew the abbreviation for Pakistan was upsetting until I was told on here a couple of months back. I use to just write it in the same context as Kiwi, Pom, Aussie, Saffa etc.
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