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Darkon

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Wordfilter aka censoring of words
« on: June 19, 2016, 10:54:59 AM »

Should or should we not have a wordfilter in place?

And if so, which words should be filtered?

I would like to know (active) members opinion on this, because we only have two words in the filter currently. f**k and p**s.1 And sometimes I wonder whether a word filter is really necessary, seeing as it can be easily bypassed. However I can understand why it's in place, because the ToS states:

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You will not post any material which is false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, adult material, or otherwise in violation of any International or United States Federal law.

Opinions please!



1 Which don't even seem to be filtered when I post them...
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Re: Wordfilter aka censoring of words
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2016, 12:11:18 AM »

There is an option in the profile settings to "leave words uncensored", which most of us... if not all of us because I don't know if it is on by default... probably have on. If you are worried about it, then you can build a word filter and probably find an option in the admin panel that will default it to off. That way, new members will have a word filter in place unless they choose to turn the option on.

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Re: Wordfilter aka censoring of words
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2016, 12:22:04 AM »

So you are in favour of having the choice by ticking the box, James?

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Re: Wordfilter aka censoring of words
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2016, 01:25:46 AM »

An optional word filter never hurt anyone. Probably.
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Re: Wordfilter aka censoring of words
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2016, 10:44:16 AM »

I don't really mind for the sake of decency. But on the other hand we're probable all of a certain age and anyone who has read anything by GRR Martin (or plenty of other authors) will run into language far more foul than mine.
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Re: Wordfilter aka censoring of words
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2016, 11:11:26 PM »

I'm totally against filters of any kind
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Re: Wordfilter aka censoring of words
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2016, 06:14:47 PM »

Considering the lack of words in the filter, and the easiness to bypass it, as well as the general consensus so far, I will delete the last two words from the filter. I can't reverse it as James suggested, it works the other way around (opt out, not opt in).

I'll add opt in to the code issues list.
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