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Section126
03-03-2008, 12:56 AM
I have been using the term "F'N" since I started. I have been told that this is a circumvention of the profanity filter.

is it?

The TOS isn't as clear. Is this up to the mods to interpret?

Boston
03-03-2008, 12:58 AM
Please keep in mind that the problem you have is with the rules. There is no call for attacking the people enforcing said rules.
I wouldn't think so. They sometimes think this place is a forum for Mickey Mouse Club, and not the Miami Dolphins.

like2god
03-03-2008, 02:07 AM
I have been using the term "F'N" since I started. I have been told that this is a circumvention of the profanity filter.

is it?

The TOS isn't as clear. Is this up to the mods to interpret?
If you were told by a staff member that it's circumventing the profanity filter, then I'll have to agree with them. It may not be as blatant as some of the attempts to get around the filter, but it's still an attempt to post a word that we don't allow. ;)

like2god
03-03-2008, 02:18 AM
I wouldn't think so. They sometimes think this place is a forum for Mickey Mouse Club, and not the Miami Dolphins.
Immature? Or doing our job?

This is a family website and we want to prevent young kids from being exposed to that type of language. I know the popular complaint is that young kids hear worse in school and at home and that is unfortunate, but they're not going to be subjected to it here.

Not everyone appreciates having to read through post after post of nonsense and profanity. If we didn't have rules in place, this site would quickly spiral out of control and our members would look elsewhere for a place to relax and enjoy Dolphins football.

The rules apply to everyone, people have the right to either follow them or go elsewhere to get their Miami Dolphins fix. We hope that people can be grown up enough that they don't have to use four letter words to express themselves.

LtDan
03-03-2008, 02:33 AM
I don't feel that it is. I could give examples that WOULD be but I don't feel like getting banned. If that is then so would freakin' and BS and heck

Enforcerfin33
03-03-2008, 11:51 AM
I agree with Dan, my main concern with the TOS and its enforcment is the inconsistency. IMO, we should have a written out list of what is considered offensive and what is not. I know it would be prob. a huge list but it would avoid the possibility of people feeling picked on, or discriminated against. I see words like dam, with god in front of it all the time, awhile back I had said it was offensive and a topic was even made about it, and it was turned into a joke of sorts, IMO the TOS failed me. I see circumvention of the filter on a regular basis, and it doesnt bother me, but its a catch 22 so to speak. And one cannot retort with Mods cant be everywhere because I see them posting on the threads that I see things sometimes. Dont get me wrong, I love all the Mods, and I think they do a great job, except Stitches,:rolleyes:.



:hi5: j/k stitches, your my fav.:up:

DrAstroZoom
03-03-2008, 11:52 AM
For what it's worth, I wouldn't call "F'n" a circumvention of the profanity filter any more than I would "freakin'." It's self-censorship, IMO.

Celtkin
03-03-2008, 12:12 PM
I agree with Dan, my main concern with the TOS and its enforcment is the inconsistency. IMO, we should have a written out list of what is considered offensive and what is not. I know it would be prob. a huge list but it would avoid the possibility of people feeling picked on, or discriminated against. I see words like dam, with god in front of it all the time, awhile back I had said it was offensive and a topic was even made about it, and it was turned into a joke of sorts, IMO the TOS failed me. I see circumvention of the filter on a regular basis, and it doesnt bother me, but its a catch 22 so to speak. And one cannot retort with Mods cant be everywhere because I see them posting on the threads that I see things sometimes. Dont get me wrong, I love all the Mods, and I think they do a great job, except Stitches,:rolleyes:.



:hi5: j/k stitches, your my fav.:up:

Guys, it's not rocket science. Just type out the word and if it is translated into ****, then you know it is censored. If you try to get past the **** by messing with the word, then it is circumventing the profanity filters.

We can't type out a list of words that are censored because all you'd see is *****. We did remove all of terms that have medical relevance a while back. Most of the rest are common sense. If a word can pretty much only be used to insult, demean or is strictly a vulgar word, it is probably censored.

Enforcerfin33
03-03-2008, 12:14 PM
That would actually be pretty funny



YOU cannot say the following:

****
*****
*****
******
and you def. cannot say:
***** !!!

:sidelol:

Celtkin
03-03-2008, 12:16 PM
That would actually be pretty funny



YOU cannot say the following:

****
*****
*****
******
and you def. cannot say:
***** !!!

:sidelol:

:hi5:

Celtkin
03-03-2008, 12:38 PM
I have been using the term "F'N" since I started. I have been told that this is a circumvention of the profanity filter.

is it?

The TOS isn't as clear. Is this up to the mods to interpret?

Bro please PM me the staff members name who contacted you that I can hear both sides.

Boston
03-03-2008, 07:44 PM
IMO it isn't your ****in job to *protect* little kids. IT'S JUST SOME GOD DAMN MOTHER ****ING WORDS.

Celtkin
03-03-2008, 09:21 PM
IMO it isn't your ****in job to *protect* little kids. IT'S JUST SOME GOD DAMN MOTHER ****ING WORDS.

You are more than welcome to not like the rules and choose to post elsewhere but you will not act like a 4-year old on a board that I am am Admin on and get by with it.

Fin Fan in Cali
03-03-2008, 10:22 PM
IMO it isn't your ****in job to *protect* little kids. IT'S JUST SOME GOD DAMN MOTHER ****ING WORDS.Bro if you are this unhappy, find another fan site to post on. This is not needed here.

Muck
03-03-2008, 11:22 PM
I'll be honest with you, I don't believe that's CTPF.

I can appreciate people self-censoring. And I don't believe that most people are blatantly trying to get around the filter. I think sometimes on 'our' side we see it and get the wrong idea, when in reality someone is doing what they believe is right by the site.

Simple misunderstandings. They will happen. We can get better in this area. :)

Muck
03-03-2008, 11:32 PM
IMO it isn't your ****in job to *protect* little kids. IT'S JUST SOME GOD DAMN MOTHER ****ING WORDS.

....says the ballsy 17-year old internet tough guy.

Generally not a good idea to (belligerently) tell a proprietor what his job is.

Enforcerfin33
03-04-2008, 01:34 AM
Bad decision Boston....its ok to have your opinions about things such as this bro, but its never a good idea to confront a difference of opinions with hostility. You are right to a point, they aren't responsible for the minors on the board, they are, heck WE are responsible to keep the site a clean site due to the fact that it is viewed by the public on a daily basis. This site is viewed by hundreds of people every day that don't even sign up, but still see what we write and what we think. It is our responsibility as fans of the Dolphins to represent them with class.

King Felix
03-04-2008, 01:38 AM
he got the ban hammer

Coral Reefer
03-05-2008, 02:16 PM
"banned-no soup for me."

Nice ***** touch guys! :lol:

DrAstroZoom
03-05-2008, 03:31 PM
Wait, this isn't mickeymousenation.com?

Sorry ... just feeling goofy today. :rimshot:

unluckyluciano
03-05-2008, 03:43 PM
Would I get the ban hammer if I started a free boston thread?

The Confessor
03-05-2008, 03:55 PM
Would I get the ban hammer if I started a free boston thread?


Very well might go back on my IGNORE list....



Just kidding bro...:up:....you werent there before:unsure:

unluckyluciano
03-05-2008, 03:56 PM
Very well might go back on my IGNORE list....



Just kidding bro...:up:....you werent there before:unsure:
Theres a tradgedy :rolleyes2:


:beer1:

The Confessor
03-05-2008, 03:56 PM
Wait, this isn't mickeymousenation.com?

Sorry ... just feeling goofy today. :rimshot:


By feeling goofy...you dont mean..inappropriate touching do you? WOuld that go against the profanity visual filter?

Just asking...and btw: While I am asking when can we get this?--> :shrug:

unluckyluciano
03-05-2008, 04:00 PM
By feeling goofy...you dont mean..inappropriate touching do you? WOuld that go against the profanity visual filter?

Please show the court where he touched you on this doll......

http://www.finheaven.com/clear.gif

:boohoo: uh hyuck :boohoo: uh hyuck

Dolfan_Noles
03-07-2008, 01:54 PM
Just a general (perhaps stupid) question, are we better off using profanity and letting the filter remove what it deems offensive or trying to find other words to use? Not circumventing, but using freaking for example.

I guess my question is: Would I ever get in trouble for using profanity and having it blocked out by the filter?

Enforcerfin33
03-07-2008, 02:03 PM
Bro the best way to avoid trouble is not curse at all.

CrunchTime
03-07-2008, 02:05 PM
No.You would only get in trouble by circumventing the filter .Using symbols to purposely avoid the filter.For instance say a$$ instead of *** .

If you do it naturally spelling the word like its commonly spelled than its not against the TOS because the filter would do its job.

Everyone will know what you mean anyway.There is no need to circumvent the filter.

Its a widely misunderstood rule and a relatively minor one too but it keeps the staff busy.:)

Deof Movestofca
03-10-2008, 06:25 PM
....says the ballsy 17-year old internet tough guy.

Generally not a good idea to (belligerently) tell a proprietor what his job is.Reminds me of an episode on COPS! where some guy was refusing to pay his tab at an all-you-can-eat restaurant because they wouldn't let him take some food home with him (despite signs that were posted that said this was not allowed). The police caught him a few blocks away and the manager said that he wouldn't press charges as long as he paid and didn't come back. Meanwhile, they had the customer outside saying how he wasn't ever coming back and the officer with him was like, yes, that would actually be a good idea because they don't want you back... it's no longer your choice, because you weren't able to follow the rules.