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Poll: Remove the swear censor? (160 member(s) have cast votes)

Should EB remove the swear censor? (multiple answers aloud)

  1. Yes (115 votes [67.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 67.25%

  2. No (35 votes [20.47%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.47%

  3. i need to sound off in the comments about this because yes and no do not encompass the full range of my thoughts on this question (7 votes [4.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.09%

  4. I voted yes or no but I'm gonna sound off in the comments as well because that's just the kind of person i am (14 votes [8.19%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.19%

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#1 BadCat

Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:10 PM

I know we've talked about this before.

I also know that even if we 100% voted yes (which won't happen) they probably still wouldn't remove it.

But meh.

With the world in the state it's currently in I find it very unsatisfactory to use mild language.

I mean, the little asterisks are fooling nobody anyway.

So, what do you reckon?






Note:  This is intended to be a frivolous waste of time, not some kind of "glue myself to a forum page until I starve" protest.

Edited by BadCat, 14 January 2020 - 08:15 PM.


#2 MayaTheGrinch

Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:13 PM

I find the censor silly. I mean really?

Oh and did you know the automated censor thing changes the capital letter H if you write huge. Or. huge. It’s weird. hugs is the same. :lol:

#3 ~Jolly_F~

Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:13 PM

**** yer we should be allowed to swear.

I love to swear.

#4 ~Jolly_F~

Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:14 PM

What’s with the huge thing?

Is it so you can’t say huge dicks or something else?

#5 BadCat

Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:16 PM

Cracks me up that you can say dicks but not d*ck.

#6 MayaTheGrinch

Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:16 PM

View Post~Jolly_F~, on 14 January 2020 - 08:14 PM, said:

What’s with the huge thing?

Is it so you can’t say huge dicks or something else?

So the censor let’s you say dicks but not sh*t or d*ck? I don’t know but the huge things is so weird.

Edited by MayaTheGrinch, 14 January 2020 - 08:17 PM.


#7 Caribou

Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:19 PM

It sh*ts me.

#8 Freddie'sMum

Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:19 PM

Considering I said to the kids today that I wanted to "run away to ****ing Siberia" then yes, we shouldn't be censored.

In terms of people who would use swear words as every second word or use (what I call offensive or hurtful) words - then I would simply block that person.

#9 22Fruitmincepies

Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:32 PM

I rarely swear out loud (However my internal monologue has a potty mouth for some reason) and I think the swear filter is ridiculous.

#10 Sugarplum Poobah

Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:33 PM

Is sw**ky still on the swear list?

ETA: apparently so::D:

Edited by Sugarplum Poobah, 14 January 2020 - 08:34 PM.


#11 PuddingPlease

Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:50 PM

View PostBadCat, on 14 January 2020 - 08:16 PM, said:

Cracks me up that you can say dicks but not d*ck.

Now that IS funny, it's ok as long as you refer to a bag of them, not ok if it's only the one.

#12 BadCat

Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:51 PM

Well a bag of them is safer.  A whole bag of dicks is unlikely to be attached to anyone and therefore less likely to be harmful.  One d*ck is usually attached to a man.

#13 seayork2002

Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:53 PM

I generally won't swear in real life nor on here (maybe use the 'softer' swearI words) but i am not against swearing but if a post has every second word as a swear word i will not read it.

Some swearing no problem at all

#14 TheGreenSheep

Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:54 PM

Bloody is ok

#15 Noodlez

Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:55 PM

I don’t see anything wrong with swearing if used appropriately. Somethings are just so sh*t there is no other words to describe them.

#16 22Fruitmincepies

Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:56 PM

Whoever has a whole bag of them has done a lot of emasculating. Or is there an actual medical term? Penidectomy?

#17 ~Jolly_F~

Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:56 PM

a*se is fine too...

Nope it’s arses that get through.

Edited by ~Jolly_F~, 14 January 2020 - 08:58 PM.


#18 seayork2002

Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:56 PM

View PostTheGreenSheep, on 14 January 2020 - 08:54 PM, said:

Bloody is ok

Is  t*at?

Not you! Just testing!

#19 Tinky Winky Woo

Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:56 PM

Most words I wouldn't care about reading.  I do draw the line at the 'c' word, that makes me cringe.

#20 Expelliarmus

Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:57 PM

I used to be in favour of the swear filter and think I would still like it a bit ... but it’s a ridiculous filter which encompasses too many words. I’ve also moved on to a place where I don’t care if there is a swear filter.

#21 ~Jolly_F~

Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:57 PM

The keep the c word for the really dire moments when nothing else will do....

#22 WaitForMe

Posted 14 January 2020 - 09:02 PM

**** yeah!

I mean, did anyone read what I just wrote in any way other than with the swear word itself?

Serves zero purpose. The brain is capable of filling in the blanks.

#23 CCABW

Posted 14 January 2020 - 09:02 PM

Abso****inglutey they should remove the swear filter.

And autocorrect can take a hike too.

Edited by CCABW, 14 January 2020 - 09:03 PM.


#24 FeralZombieMum

Posted 14 January 2020 - 09:04 PM

View Postseayork2002, on 14 January 2020 - 08:56 PM, said:

Is  t*at?

Not you! Just testing!

Testing for twats.

#25 IamOzgirl

Posted 14 January 2020 - 09:10 PM

Hilarious thread is hilarious...




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