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The New Guy
11-05-2005, 12:59 PM
I would like to know why foul language is not taken out of posts that have it in them. I read a lot more threads than I post, and there seems to be some kind of foul language in a little less than half of the threads. The TOS says “Comments considered to be derogatory, disgusting, hateful or offensive are not permitted. There will be no swearing of any kind. Circumventing the profanity filter is also not permitted.” Yet I see things like WTF, a$$, and even swearing in avatars, sigs and user names. I understand that mods can not catch every bad word that is posted, but I would think that they would be able to take out the foul language that is used in avatars, sigs, and user names. I have even seen mods post that has had foul language in them. I really enjoy Finheaven because it is different than most boards, (especially the no cursing rule), but I am concerned that if the cursing rule beings to slide, that this board could become like so many other boards that can really get out of hand, and make reading not enjoyable.



Please do not take this message as a put down to the mods, because it is not. I am just curios why so much cursing has been getting through.



Thanks for your time!

inFINSible
11-05-2005, 01:21 PM
Are you serious? You don't see all the mod edits about circumventing the profanity filter? I see them all over the place.

But, the solution is simple, if you see cursing, report it, and the mods will take care of it.

Click this thing...http://www.finheaven.com/clear.gif....to report a post.

Have a nice #@!*^$% day. :)

The New Guy
11-05-2005, 01:29 PM
I have seen the mod edit a few times, but the majority of the time I do not. I have used the triangle to report post in the past, but nothing was ever done about it. I have a question for you, is the last sentence in your post considered circumventing the language filter?

FIN-IN-RI
11-05-2005, 05:48 PM
I have seen the mod edit a few times, but the majority of the time I do not. I have used the triangle to report post in the past, but nothing was ever done about it. I have a question for you, is the last sentence in your post considered circumventing the language filter?

No, but this is: sh!t

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cnc66
11-05-2005, 05:49 PM
and this isn't <brown pancakes>

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Buddwalk
11-05-2005, 05:58 PM
and this isn't <brown pancakes>

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:lol:

FIN-IN-RI
11-05-2005, 06:14 PM
and this isn't <brown pancakes>

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:lol:

The New Guy
11-05-2005, 07:31 PM
No, but this is: sh!t

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I don’t see how saying “Have a nice #@!*^$% day” to someone is ok, but something like what you wrote above is not. They both clearly imply foul language, and are both offensive to a lot of people. The TOS says " Comments considered to be derogatory, disgusting, hateful or offensive are not permitted." My question is, who decides what is considered offensive to people?
It is clear by the amount of characters InFINsible used what word he was implying. That’s the kind of thing that I am talking about. I understand when I am talking to someone in person and it just slips out, but people who type it, I don’t understand. You have to think about what you type. On the other hand, I have read some post that makes me think that some people don't think before they type. :lol: Anyway, thank you for your suggestions, I will continue to report post that have swearing in them, and hopefully the cursing will be removed.

NaboCane
11-05-2005, 07:52 PM
ANd BTW, the words "damn" and "hell" are not curse words. Neither is "WTF".

FYI.

byroan
11-05-2005, 07:55 PM
The words hell,damn and crap are not cuss words. The posts you report do not have foul language in them. We have a profanity filter the edits out the foul language. If someone circumvents it then we take action.

The New Guy
11-05-2005, 08:08 PM
With the exception of crap, the other two words are indeed curse words. Regardless, since Finheaven does not recognize them as such, I will not report any more post that has those words in them. I apologize.



Thanks for filling me in.

Gonzo
11-07-2005, 01:25 AM
With the exception of crap, the other two words are indeed curse words. Regardless, since Finheaven does not recognize them as such, I will not report any more post that has those words in them. I apologize.



Thanks for filling me in.

"damn" and "hell"? Just because they offend you doesn't make them cuss words. This is the cleanest board with the most committed mods I have ever seen, and yet someone is complaining about the language rules not being tight enough because it doesn't include words they find offensive. WTF?

I want to join in on this. I find the following words offensive and believe they should be blocked out at the very least: "Repent", "totalitarian Christian" (not all forms of "Christian", just those that want to force everyone to conform to their beliefs), "bills", "jets", "patriots", "britney spears", "poop", "the", and "apple". Also, consider banning "bench", and "move" when used in combination with "to" and "SS".

ether79
11-07-2005, 01:29 AM
"bench", and "move" when used in combination with "to" and "SS".

:spit: :rofl3:

The New Guy
11-07-2005, 01:53 AM
"damn" and "hell"? Just because they offend you doesn't make them cuss words. This is the cleanest board with the most committed mods I have ever seen, and yet someone is complaining about the language rules not being tight enough because it doesn't include words they find offensive. WTF?

I want to join in on this. I find the following words offensive and believe they should be blocked out at the very least: "Repent", "totalitarian Christian" (not all forms of "Christian", just those that want to force everyone to conform to their beliefs), "bills", "jets", "patriots", "britney spears", "poop", "the", and "apple". Also, consider banning "bench", and "move" when used in combination with "to" and "SS".

First let me say that those words are considered curse words, swearing, or whatever else you would like to call it. When I posted this thread I thought that Finheaven considered those words to be cursing as well. That is why I did not understand why so many of those words were getting through in post. I now know that Finheaven does not consider those words as curse words. I never complained about the language rules not being tight enough. It was my misunderstanding of what Finheaven considered cursing. I was not trying to push anything on anybody. I was just trying to get people to stop breaking the rules, which I now know that they were not. Feel free to try to get the mods to ban whatever words you like, but start a new thread, because that is not what this thread was about.

inFINSible
11-07-2005, 07:05 AM
I have seen the mod edit a few times, but the majority of the time I do not. I have used the triangle to report post in the past, but nothing was ever done about it. I have a question for you, is the last sentence in your post considered circumventing the language filter?
I don't know if it's a bad word or not, I copied and pasted it from a "Hi and Lois" comic.

NJFINSFAN1
11-07-2005, 09:07 AM
First let me say that those words are considered curse words, swearing, or whatever else you would like to call it. When I posted this thread I thought that Finheaven considered those words to be cursing as well. That is why I did not understand why so many of those words were getting through in post. I now know that Finheaven does not consider those words as curse words. I never complained about the language rules not being tight enough. It was my misunderstanding of what Finheaven considered cursing. I was not trying to push anything on anybody. I was just trying to get people to stop breaking the rules, which I now know that they were not. Feel free to try to get the mods to ban whatever words you like, but start a new thread, because that is not what this thread was about.

I have a dam in my town, it leaks all the time!:rolleyes:

Philter25
11-07-2005, 10:14 AM
Wow. This is ridiculous.

WTF isnt a curse word.... its an abbreviation.

Hell is a place. Its even said in church sometimes.

Damn is on the same level as "poop".

NJFINSFAN1
11-07-2005, 10:35 AM
Wow. This is ridiculous.

WTF isnt a curse word.... its an abbreviation.

Hell is a place. Its even said in church sometimes.

Damn is on the same level as "poop".

We don't use toilet words in my computer!:lol:

spydertl79
11-07-2005, 12:58 PM
Jeez, its not like u havent heard those words before.

spydertl79
11-07-2005, 12:59 PM
We don't use toilet words in my computer!:lol:
shut the *!@% up. :goof:

The New Guy
11-07-2005, 01:25 PM
Wow. This is ridiculous.

WTF isnt a curse word.... its an abbreviation.

Hell is a place. Its even said in church sometimes.

Damn is on the same level as "poop".



Yes, you are correct. WTF is just an abbreviation, but it is an abbreviation for a phrase that I consider to be cursing. Hell is indeed a place, but depending on how you use the word, it can be considered a swear word. I guess everyone has a different opinion of what they consider to be swearing, but usually when either of the later curse words is used in a movie it would not get a “G” rating. It really does not matter what we consider to be cursing, and what we consider not to be cursing. It is what Finheaven considers to be cursing that matters. I was unaware of what Finheaven considered to be cursing, and that is why I started this thread. I now know that what the guidelines are for the Finheaven rules, and I am not complaining about them. My questions have been answered.

NJFINSFAN1
11-07-2005, 02:35 PM
shut the *!@% up. :goof:

:cry:

ASCII
11-07-2005, 04:01 PM
This is the funniest ****ing forum. I am laughin my *** off, i need to read this **** more often. Holy **** is this forum good. Good thing you can take a break from the *******s in the main forum. Thank you very ****ing much mods for this forum...........:lol:

unifiedtheory
11-08-2005, 03:45 AM
This may win "worst thread ever"...

Wildbill3
11-08-2005, 04:47 AM
this thread is fubar.

duss12
11-08-2005, 03:26 PM
I have seen the mod edit a few times, but the majority of the time I do not. I have used the triangle to report post in the past, but nothing was ever done about it. I have a question for you, is the last sentence in your post considered circumventing the language filter?

usually you wont see the mods work their game and you do not need to know what is done!

The New Guy
11-08-2005, 03:45 PM
I agree with you, but the reason I never would see anything done was because some of the words I was reporting are not considered curse words by Finheaven. It was my mistake not Finheaven’s.

The New Guy
11-08-2005, 05:23 PM
This may win "worst thread ever"...


:lol: I guess you have not read any of the other threads I have started.
I have done worse. :D