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Old 10-17-2010, 08:48 PM   #16
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I didn't say we should have a filter, but everyone here should respect the aim of keeping this site G-rated and child friendly by self-moderating themselves and their language.

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Old 12-24-2010, 10:29 AM   #17
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The following quotation is edited down to only the part relevent to my comments; if you haven't read the full original, I suggest you follow the included link (the small white on blue '>' icon) & do so -- it's excellent, I gave it +6.
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Originally Posted by GrapefruiTgirl View Post
My on this:
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Until/unless Jeremy decides an automated filter is something LQ wants to try, please do as others in this thread have mentioned/suggested: when anyone does encounter a questionable post, feel free to use the REPORT button, or PM or email any moderator or Jeremy, and direct us to the offensive language or objectionable content; we will take care of it (and its author - muwaahhahaha!) as soon as humanly possible.
My + on this: Please do NOT quote the offensive words in a post of your own -- we mods will then have to deal w/ your language, too == 2ce the work.

A polite post in the thread is fine, but please don't compound the problem. & DO be sure to use the "Report" button -- it's the quickest way to bring it to our attention.

Thank you all for your co-operation.

Thank everyone, the vast majority anyway , for their restraint & self-moderation.

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Old 12-25-2010, 01:02 AM   #18
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To be honest, I believe the moderators here on LQ do an incredible job in determining and handling profanity.

IMHO, a profanity filter encourages profanity because people think they can just type whatever in and the filter will make it look all better. Also, IMHO, strictly restricting profanity is totalitarian. Maintaining it case-by-case is the best way.
 
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Old 12-25-2010, 09:07 PM   #19
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Excessive profanity is immature and childish, IMO. I expect more than that from LQ (and so far I've seen almost no profanity). I hear profanity at work all day long, I personally prefer not to see it in my online off time. Maybe thats just me.

I'm in favor of extremely strict anti-profanity measures, but most boards try to avoid doing more than just using an asterisk filter. So when I see someone who uses profanity very much, I just make a mental note that the person is subhuman and move on :P
 
Old 12-25-2010, 09:21 PM   #20
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Excessive profanity is immature and childish, IMO. I expect more than that from LQ (and so far I've seen almost no profanity). I hear profanity at work all day long, I personally prefer not to see it in my online off time. Maybe thats just me.

I'm in favor of extremely strict anti-profanity measures, but most boards try to avoid doing more than just using an asterisk filter. So when I see someone who uses profanity very much, I just make a mental note that the person is subhuman and move on :P
You would HATE me in real life.
You should make a mental note for me right now.
 
Old 12-26-2010, 10:42 AM   #21
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Don't forget we all have ignore lists http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...?do=ignorelist; if anyone's tone or content consistently annoys you, you can remove his/her posts from your sight.

post 4000

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Old 01-04-2011, 03:28 PM   #22
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Cultist View Post
Excessive profanity is immature and childish, IMO. I expect more than that from LQ (and so far I've seen almost no profanity). I hear profanity at work all day long, I personally prefer not to see it in my online off time. Maybe thats just me.

I'm in favor of extremely strict anti-profanity measures, but most boards try to avoid doing more than just using an asterisk filter. So when I see someone who uses profanity very much, I just make a mental note that the person is subhuman and move on :P
Subhuman ?!? For using "profanity very much" ? My my ... I don't know what to say, I hope I never meet you.

EDIT:
No matter how much hate is inspired in me by my surroundings, I would never say what you have said, because it would not be true. As much as I might dislike some people, you will never hear me say they are sub-human. I mean, I may call them scum, and it may annoy me that they are around, but I still leave room for change. I think that it's mostly the system that corrupts people, I don't blame the people for being corrupt, they are victims, I blame the system.

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