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#1 Hum

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 15:37

When are they going to drop the Swear filter ?

 

I frequently see people 'bypassing' it.

 

 

Today, (as well as others) I see this:

 

http://www.neowin.ne...#entry595788062

 

I don't get why it's OK to post pictures with profanity in it now.

 

Not so long ago it would have brought the dreaded Warnings.

 

Anyone at home, including member's kids, or a boss at work, could see these images, over your shoulder.

 

I know that probably, a majority of the members are used to profanity.

 

 

I don't understand ...




#2 compl3x

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 04:13

Link goes nowhere.

 

I usually only see images with profanity in the official pictures thread. I thought that topic was the only exception to the profanity rule. or topics clearly stated "NSFW"

 

 

 

If you're at work, perhaps you should be working instead of browsing Neowin.



#3 vetJohn S.

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 04:18

It's not 'ok', but the filter doesn't work on images.  Please report instances of bypassing if you run across them and we'll take the appropriate actions ;)



#4 Andre S.

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 04:21

A swear filter is pointless as everyone knows what the intended word was anyway. If anything it draws attention to swear words.



#5 Jeston

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 05:24

A swear filter is pointless as everyone knows what the intended word was anyway. If anything it draws attention to swear words.

It's not pointless because if swear words were not filtered it would get Neowin put on a list of sites that are inappropriate at most bussiness and education places and would get blocked. That's the reason we have a separate NSFW section.



#6 Luc2k

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 06:36

Why not make it an option to toggle off?



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Posted 29 June 2013 - 06:56

The thing is, even when the words are replaced, everyone still knows what it was supposed to say and it's just as bad.

 

A certain member here loves to throw **** around and say **** and ****** and hairy****womble etc etc yet this guy doesn't get reprimanded as he should because it is still abusive behaviour.



#8 Joni_78

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 07:31

Vittu saatana. I don't think the filter is working :D



#9 Barney T.

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 10:44

It's not 'ok', but the filter doesn't work on images.  Please report instances of bypassing if you run across them and we'll take the appropriate actions ;)

 

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#10 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 13:06

An interesting, and slightly curious dilemma, as one word used to offend people, (starts with the letter 'N') can also mean 'a warm male' in Panjabi.



#11 HawkMan

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 13:15

An interesting, and slightly curious dilemma, as one word used to offend people, (starts with the letter 'N') can also mean 'a warm male' in Panjabi.

 

Well this is an english forum, not a panjabi forum ;)

 

So not really. 



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Posted 29 June 2013 - 13:19

The thing is, even when the words are replaced, everyone still knows what it was supposed to say and it's just as bad.

 

A certain member here loves to throw **** around and say **** and ****** and hairy****womble etc etc yet this guy doesn't get reprimanded as he should because it is still abusive behaviour.

 

I have a feeling you might be talking about me. If you are not, I definitely fall into that category.

 

I am not circumventing the swear filter nor am I calling anybody a ######ing ######, so I think it's ok to show my passion for something by using the full spectrum of my language.

 

I mean, I could be eloquent without swearing, but I would not be speaking my mind, so ###### that. :)



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Posted 29 June 2013 - 13:35

In retrospect, I thought I may have been the subject of the OP. So I went and fixed that.

 

http://www.neowin.ne...-on-front-page/



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Posted 29 June 2013 - 13:57

It's not 'ok', but the filter doesn't work on images.  Please report instances of bypassing if you run across them and we'll take the appropriate actions ;)

I have done this John -- but I regularly see 'cuss' words posted in images.

 

It just seems to be becoming the normal now.



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Posted 29 June 2013 - 14:19

I have done this John -- but I regularly see 'cuss' words posted in images.

 

It just seems to be becoming the normal now.

Personally, I never see them, apart from in the Random Pictures Thread, which is exempt.

 

Maybe I don't get around as much as you, Hum? :laugh: