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Yes, keep it. 16 61.54%
No, remove it. 10 38.46%
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Old 03-29-2011, 12:56 AM
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I like most hear alot of swaring, and to be houest, I rather not hear in here, a clean and respecful place. The fact is you DO NOT NEED TO BAD LAUNGAGE, to get a point across and some people might.
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Old 03-29-2011, 01:17 AM
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Mostly I just voted for the filter away because it's a real pain when having to edit my fics to put in an asterix rather than have the whole word converted to them.

I don't think it'd actually change that much - if we wanted to swear, we'd all be doing it here anyway, and there'd be lines of stars all over the places. Or very deliberate spellings. I'm not sure why people are thinking that the removal of the censor is actually going to change things?
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Old 03-29-2011, 01:26 AM
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Considering Avatar is a PG-13 film, I'm sure we can all handle a little foul language
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Old 03-29-2011, 01:49 AM
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Lol. How about, "if they didn't say it in Avatar, dont' say it on here?"

I think I'm half joking.
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Old 03-29-2011, 02:36 AM
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I'm all for keeping the censor. Like mentioned above, we hear curse words, we curse ourselves, and we are all mature enough to handle it. But does that mean we need to use those words. No. If you are so angry or so emotional that you need to use those words then you need to chill out, that's not what this place is about. We are about community and friendship and Avatar. Not setting new levels of vocal expression.

Personally, any day I'm on here and don't see a single blanked out curse word is a better day.
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Old 03-29-2011, 02:51 AM
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I'd say ditch it, it's not like it changes anything, you still know what the person is saying.

If I type "**** the police, I'm pretty sure you don't mentally read it as "asterisk asterisk asterisk asterisk the police", its damn obvious the first word is for unlawful carnal knowledge.
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Old 03-29-2011, 03:06 AM
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Have not voted yet, but there is one thing the censor cannot do: keep everyone's posts civil and respectful. That responsibility lies individually with all of us, and the presence of asterisks and uncensored swear words both have negative connotations that are not needed in extreme quantities on this site. I realize that there are more uses for swear words other than attacking each other but still...hopefully you get my point.
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Old 03-29-2011, 05:12 AM
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Have not voted yet, but there is one thing the censor cannot do: keep everyone's posts civil and respectful.
But it does help.

Seeing the censor on a person's swearing (in my experience in other forums) encourages the person to edit the asterisks away and use an even more potent word that isn't swearing. Thus, more vocabulary is learned, and psychologically, the person tends to stop using swear words over the net.
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Old 03-29-2011, 06:39 AM
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I'd say ditch it, it's not like it changes anything, you still know what the person is saying.

If I type "**** the police, I'm pretty sure you don't mentally read it as "asterisk asterisk asterisk asterisk the police", its damn obvious the first word is for unlawful carnal knowledge.
Hump the police? O_o
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its damn obvious the first word is for unlawful carnal knowledge.
Oh god, you're not one of those unfortunate people who think that lovely old Anglo-Saxon word is an acronym are you? It's not.

Folk-etymology is one of my pet-hates.
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Old 03-29-2011, 07:08 AM
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^I'm surprised you knew that. I thought the whole "unlawful carnal knowledge" thing for a while until I really delved into the eytmology of it all.
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Old 03-29-2011, 07:12 AM
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You're surprised that I know something?


Heh, just pulling your leg. You're a good guy, Woodsprite.

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I knew you were kidding.
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Old 03-29-2011, 08:23 AM
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I'm inclined to beleive that censoring words is akin to using the number of photons emitted by the sun to regulate liqueur purchases.
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Old 03-30-2011, 03:16 AM
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I'm inclined to beleive that censoring words is akin to using the number of photons emitted by the sun to regulate liqueur purchases.
Technically, the number emitted stays the same, it's the number that strike the surface

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Oh god, you're not one of those unfortunate people who think that lovely old Anglo-Saxon word is an acronym are you? It's not.

Folk-etymology is one of my pet-hates.
I agree - backronyms are annoying.
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