I do not think the site is unduly censored nor too little, I dont think we can be too careful. I have read a thread where some words were being removed and the word was actually not bad when used in context - the word was "freaking" - but I also dont think the word was absolutely necessary, although I'm not offended by it either sense. Obviously, though, it has since been modified/rectified.
I am not a prude, but I love that I can come here and not read vulgar language or improper profanity, and that I can feel safe that my daughters arent going to see something inappropriate. I like the family atmosphere. I also think the automated censorship is best, as it is the fastest method available to moderate, but I feel comfortable knowing the moderators are there to screen what the computer misses, just in case. Especially so for touchy, abusive or out-of-hand subjects and situations. The mods have a tough job watching all those threads. I imagine they have to be very diligent. Thank you for your vigilance!
I cant imagine a situation where I think some members should have special liberties or verbal rights over others, so I guess I'll have to answer "no" to that one. I realize some probably dont need the surveillance, but what does it hurt?
I have seen other sites with auto-censorship, however they just remove, blank, black-out or replace the word with ***. I like the little smilies that are used on this site. I sometimes place the censor smiley on purpose - specifically to express or vent a feeling