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post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
I noticed twice if I type freaked out, it is censored, I think....I will find out now! I guess I should use spazed out or flipped out?Is it ?
post #2 of 19
i dont understand how that is a bad word unless its used in the contest of fre*king. We have some word fairies in here who do also censor particular words for us, very sneaky and quick
post #3 of 19
Thread Starter 
Yes I just figured out it is out, not freaked out! Really needed to know!
post #4 of 19
it did that to me the other day when i tried to use another word that's not bad but my guess was since this is a site used world wide- maybe it means nothing here- but is offensive to another part of the world so that's why?
post #5 of 19
let me try, sometimes as a teen I felt like a freakazoid

now I just feel like a freak

does it show up without the "ing" on the end?
post #6 of 19
freaked out hmm this a test of public censor system
post #7 of 19
good to know this is a family safe site.
post #8 of 19
I suspect because that word is commonly used in place of the "F" word, and I recall a post here within the last few weeks where almost every second word was the replacement for the "F" word. I also noticed that when I tried to search for that post just now that it doesn't seem to be here anymore and must have been moved or deleted.
post #9 of 19
Thread Starter 
It was odd, I was saying how Maia freaks out , but in the present tense, and got the censor! HeHeHe Yet if you say heck of a time?? Shoot?
post #10 of 19
I noticed that it was being censored as well. Figured it had something to do with TCS being used in schools & being a family site. Cannot be too careful.
post #11 of 19
I used it recently and got all the censors. I was so shocked! I wondered if I had accidentally had a black-out and typed in a string of obscenities!!
post #12 of 19
I've never typed anything on TCS that has been censored (I don't think) I always try to keep in the back of my mind that this IS a family site, and kids don't need to be learning any more swear words then they already know. So stop out man! LOL I had to do that!
post #13 of 19
Thread Starter 
I think it's great, it only means TCS is becoming what I already knew to a wider audience,, the best place to find information, support, and just share when it comes to our/your kitties! I just had to find out what was being censored since I knew it is not normal for me to curse much less type a curse word!
post #14 of 19
But, with censorship also comes alot of problems.
I think that some of the words that are being censored are just plain stupid. kids say alot worse than . f..........r..........(letter that comes after h).........g
post #15 of 19
I was wondering where all those smilies were coming from! . I was on another forums site (cystic fibrosis) and in the "Families" section, I tried to say that "I was in Dick's Sporting Goods...", and I got ****'s Sporting Goods! Of course, then I had to say "But what if my name was ****?"
post #16 of 19
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Originally Posted by crittermom View Post
But, with censorship also comes alot of problems.
I think that some of the words that are being censored are just plain stupid. kids say alot worse than . f..........r..........(letter that comes after h).........g
Can't argue with you there.

Freak*ng is a perfectly legitimate word. For example "Get that spider away from me. It's freak*ng me out!" Perfectly legitimate word that this site considers offensive. It doesn't make sense to me. I can see if it was the "FU" word, but...
post #17 of 19
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Originally Posted by Natalie_ca View Post
Can't argue with you there.

Freak*ng is a perfectly legitimate word. For example "Get that spider away from me. It's freak*ng me out!" Perfectly legitimate word that this site considers offensive. It doesn't make sense to me. I can see if it was the "FU" word, but...
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I can understand if you use the actual swear words on here, that they be censored.But to use such common words as fudge,fr*g,fre*king --and have those censored is IMO going WAY overboard!
What word/s will be added next? crazy...........stupid..........crap
post #18 of 19
The whole issue with the freak ing word has not escaped our notice. The idea is to avoid the F word or any substitutes. It's a thin balance indeed when trying to run auto-censoring for nasty words, because quite a few can be perfectly fine in some contexts. We have to take into account the way different words come across in different cultural contexts on top of that.

We try to follow the Six O'clock News as our benchmark, but it's not always that simple. We will probably be taking the freak word off the list soon enough, after having discussed it among the staff. Specific cases where it will be used inappropriately may still be manually edited.

No one is overkeen on censoring anything among the staff btw. I don't think we have too many prudes on board there It really is an honest attempt to keep this board family friendly and a suitable educational resource for all cat lovers of all ages and cultures.
post #19 of 19
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Originally Posted by Anne View Post
The whole issue with the freak ing word has not escaped our notice. The idea is to avoid the F word or any substitutes. It's a thin balance indeed when trying to run auto-censoring for nasty words, because quite a few can be perfectly fine in some contexts. We have to take into account the way different words come across in different cultural contexts on top of that.

We try to follow the Six O'clock News as our benchmark, but it's not always that simple. We will probably be taking the freak word off the list soon enough, after having discussed it among the staff. Specific cases where it will be used inappropriately may still be manually edited.

No one is overkeen on censoring anything among the staff btw. I don't think we have too many prudes on board there It really is an honest attempt to keep this board family friendly and a suitable educational resource for all cat lovers of all ages and cultures.
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