Hate the Bowdlerizerometer Filter
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May 25, 2007 at 9:44 am #1223398
The naughty word filter on this Forum is just silly to the extreme. Granted the overuse of profanities, particularly those of a sexual or scatological bent tend to show the impoverishment of certain people's vocabularies—BUT it's just plain over-invasive and stifles the way many of us speak and write. A little local color never hurt anyone.
We all are mature individuals in our little community, are we not?
Crap?–let's see –such a handy word to describe underperforming gear. It gets by.
Merde? a-ha, the filter is not multi-lingual.May 25, 2007 at 10:06 am #1390302Adam RothermichBPL Member
@aroth87Locale: Missouri Ozarks
Huh, that one seems to pass the filter. I think it should be stuck in there with s–t and d–m.
Anyway, I don't think the filter is too extreme. We do get some traffic from Scouts and such, and while I'm sure they've heard the words plenty, we need to set a positive example for them.
That's not to say that there aren't times when I find the best way I can express myself is with explatives but most situations don't warrant their use.
If you do feel the need to use 'dirty' words to express yourself, as you pointed out, the filter only speaks English :).
AdamMay 25, 2007 at 10:19 am #1390303
George W. Bush?—- wow, that one slipped through.
V. Putin ? far worse than s–t and d–m—-agreed
As for the Scouts—-in my experience, they can out-curse me off a cliff. "Example" indeed.
I do exhibit good breeding in the backcountry, though, by cocking my pinky when sipping tea out of my Snow Peak 600 mug. And I only curse when I take a leader fall.
I want my d–m back. So I can give one.Jun 22, 2007 at 12:39 pm #1393092
Today, I couldn't use "d-ike" as in a levee or wall to keep out water, because of the filter.
Hello! The "d-ike" you might want to block is "d-yke".
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