Word Censor. - Tree of Souls - An Avatar Community Forum
Tree of Souls - An Avatar Community Forum
Go Back   Tree of Souls - An Avatar Community Forum » Tree Of Souls » Suggestions

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-01-2010, 03:45 PM
ZenitYerkes's Avatar
Karyu
ZenitYerkes - Progress means expanding everyone's freedom
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 1,329
Default Word Censor.

"May I ask what are you perusing good sir?"
"Certainly Sir William, some text I found myself at a certain place called ToS"
"For Chrissake! Here it says... sh*t!"
"OH GOD!"
*posh guy throws the computer away, swoons and buys a new one several minutes later*


Honestly, I think none of us will faint after seeing f*ck or sh*t written properly.

Why the censor?
__________________
I love Plato, but I love Truth more - Aristotle

Last edited by ZenitYerkes; 05-01-2010 at 03:56 PM.
  #2  
Old 05-01-2010, 05:54 PM
Human No More's Avatar
Toruk Makto, Admin
Human No More has no status.
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: In a datacentre
Posts: 11,751
Default

You know, I never really thought about it. Good point...
__________________
...
  #3  
Old 05-01-2010, 05:57 PM
Tsamsiyu
Aquaplant has no status.
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 691
Default

http://www.extensiveenterprisesonlin...censorship.jpg

I'm sorry, I just had to post this here, seeing how befitting it is.
  #4  
Old 05-01-2010, 09:20 PM
Sacred Tsahaylu's Avatar
Unìltaronyu
Sacred Tsahaylu is typing on his leopard
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Scotland, Pandora
Posts: 676
Default

I have said this somewhere in the forum (I bet you noticed it )
It is for the modesty of some users. Some may be offended by the word. It is general policy on forums to do it, so that is why we have it. I honestly don't see the need for swearing on a civil Avatar forum though, so it shouldn't be too much of an issue.
__________________
'I have already chosen. But this woman must also choose me'
'She already has'


'Mawey! Na'viyä, mawey!'
  #5  
Old 05-01-2010, 09:41 PM
zongtseng's Avatar
Administrator
zongtseng is starting a new life
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 475
Default

It's still clear most of the time what is being said. I don't think it's appropriate, or necessary, to have these words spelled out all the way. There is a huge range of ages, backgrounds, and viewpoints here, and I am sure some people are offended by it. While I am not offended by it, it does bother me when I see it, because I think it cheapens the discussion unless there is a very specific point to the words being used.

I like the censors and think they serve a good purpose. Now, if you are finding a particular censor is cutting out legitimate words (which sometimes happens) point it out and we will try to fix it.
  #6  
Old 05-01-2010, 11:52 PM
Sovereign's Avatar
Sig-Making Guy
Sovereign is no longer in Washington, D.C.
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 335
Send a message via AIM to Sovereign
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by zongtseng View Post
It's still clear most of the time what is being said. I don't think it's appropriate, or necessary, to have these words spelled out all the way. There is a huge range of ages, backgrounds, and viewpoints here, and I am sure some people are offended by it. While I am not offended by it, it does bother me when I see it, because I think it cheapens the discussion unless there is a very specific point to the words being used.

I like the censors and think they serve a good purpose. Now, if you are finding a particular censor is cutting out legitimate words (which sometimes happens) point it out and we will try to fix it.
I had one nail "Coke" (drop the "e") on a different forum. I also "****" myself so I don't ever trip the censors. Personally, I don't care one way or the other unless it mucks with my fanfic
__________________

(Click image to give me Tsahaylu! -- Tsahaylu Count: 127)
  #7  
Old 05-02-2010, 12:22 AM
X.,.Pandora.,.X's Avatar
Tsulfätu
X.,.Pandora.,.X Is finally home
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 1,580
Default

****.......... did it work? yep
__________________
  #8  
Old 05-02-2010, 02:46 AM
Fighter-of-Wars's Avatar
Adventurer
Fighter-of-Wars is alive and well
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Illinois
Posts: 945
Default

I don't mind the censor. Because I really don't see the need to curse outlandishly on these forums. No enemies or fierce arguments that call for them, at least none that I have seen.
__________________
  #9  
Old 05-02-2010, 03:12 AM
Leequilibrium's Avatar
Hapxìtu
Leequilibrium is beyond the dark sun.
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: England
Posts: 176
Default

I'd personally be glad to see the censor lifted. I'd like to think we're all mature enough here to understand that words should not be our concern - the meanings they carry should be. In my opinion, calling somebody a "Moronic Imbecile" instead of a "F*cking Idiot" equates to the same amount of disrespect and vulgarity. The hate and contempt being expressed is the same, only the vessel through which they are being communicated has changed. Profanity shouldn't hold any weight in what mature adults find offensive. "Profane" words often have useful and relevant application in language as, due to the power that society has bestowed upon them, they allow people to express feelings in a much more stronger way. They can often be used to emphasise a positive experience. For example, "I had a f*cking good time" illustrates how enjoyable an evening was with much greater effect than "I had a rudy good time".

Personally, I feel it can disrupt the flow and effect of a person's writing when somebody is expressing a heartfelt opinion and their emotions wind up being "censored".

Just my two cents! I don't expect it to change anything... just thought I'd put across the opposite side of the argument .
  #10  
Old 05-02-2010, 02:55 PM
Pamtseo Vitra
Fkeu'itan hasn't been here in years.
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Aberystwyth, Wales.
Posts: 2,562
Send a message via Skype™ to Fkeu'itan
Default

I personally don't mind the censor.

However, when writing certain texts, swearing can be needed for dramatic effect. Seeing the word with an asterisk removes the 'shock value' as it were. Also it can be quite irritating for words such as "c ockroaches" which are genuine words, but get censored because of the system.

Overall, I get by with the censorship in place though. As Sacred said, what may not carry any offence to one person may be outrageous to another.
__________________
"When the time comes, just walk away and don't make any fuss."
  #11  
Old 03-28-2011, 01:35 AM
Leequilibrium's Avatar
Hapxìtu
Leequilibrium is beyond the dark sun.
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: England
Posts: 176
Default

I'd still like to see the censor lifted. It doesn't seem as if this issue was ever seriously considered. I think it's pretty appalling that it's still in place.
  #12  
Old 03-28-2011, 03:19 AM
Lord Duke the Baron
Grif is Grif
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 984
Default

Is there a vB mod where the censor is optional per user?
__________________
  #13  
Old 03-28-2011, 03:29 AM
ISV Venture Star's Avatar
Nawmtu
ISV Venture Star has no status.
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 1,110
Send a message via Skype™ to ISV Venture Star
Default

The word censor should convert words into Na'vi equivalents where possible. That would be hilarious.
  #14  
Old 03-28-2011, 06:22 AM
Woodsprite's Avatar
Olo'eyktan
Woodsprite is very busy.
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posts: 3,162
Default

Sad thing that everyone always has to swear around here.

But then, teens will be teens, and people up to 30 will remain adolescents...

Sad. Am I the only 20 y/o on ToS who's against swearing?

Last edited by Woodsprite; 03-28-2011 at 06:25 AM.
  #15  
Old 03-28-2011, 06:23 AM
Eltu's Avatar
Administrator
Eltu is home.
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Eugene, OR
Posts: 2,420
Default

I actually replaced "*****" with "Ninat" for a while - in other words, saying for instance "You f*cking c*cksucker" would result in "You ninating ninat".
(I had to remove that though when fanfic authors complained their fiction suddenly made no sense whatsoever... )

As for disabling it entirely, I'll talk it through with the other admins and see what can be done.
__________________
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



Visit our partner sites:

      pandoraworld.ru



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 11:32 PM.

Based on the Planet Earth theme by Themes by Design


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
All images and clips of Avatar are the exclusive property of 20th Century Fox.