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 ?
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5/31/07 at 9:54pm
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...
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.