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#1 2006-05-23 03:58:51

hebs_peace
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swearing...(bad language)

some of the people i know..keep on swearing..i dont get it...whats the point of swearing ??!!??i asked this gurl tht why she swore so much..she said because it LOOKS or SOUNDS COOL!!

i dont think it sounds cool..i think it sounds desperate for attention and showing what a WANNA BE you are..

its really irritating seeing people swear soo much!!in each and every sentence she used..she had a swear word in it!!

<<i gotta say though..she got me sooo mad i told her to shut the f*** up!!!>>:mad:


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#2 2006-05-23 07:03:47

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Re: swearing...(bad language)

I think that when you swear on this forum, the swear word shouldn't be exchanged with the word "math" as this confuses the reader.  I think that something along the lines of square bracket, inappropriate word has been sensored, closed bracket, would be better.   Ideally, no sensoring should be automatically done by a computer because it creates an environment where information about math cannot be communicated in an efficient manner.   Why do we sensor words, MIF?


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#3 2006-05-23 09:36:22

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Re: swearing...(bad language)

You're right, hebs_peace, swear words shouldn't be used to make one sound cool.  But instead, if they are used appropriately, they can be used to express emotion, which is one of the purposes of language.

Now, of course my view isn't one which is held by most of the people in society today.  And because of that, swearing can get you in a lot of trouble, especially if you are young.  If only it was a perfect world...


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#4 2006-05-23 10:21:18

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Re: swearing...(bad language)

Swearing to be cool? That must be the definition of "cool" that means slavishly copying what everyone else does so as to fit in (see Stereotype) ... !  smile

We censor swear words (and delete offensive posts) so as not to shock or offend people who simply come here to understand or get help. I know swearing is fine for many people, but not all!

When I first implemented the swear filter, I just used "math" for every replacement, but I can use individual replacements. I could use "%!@*" instead.


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#5 2006-05-23 14:38:19

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Hey, you know what would be really fun!  Create a translator that attempts to convert these inappropriate phrases and single and pairs of words into reasonable expressions of similar meaning.  I'm not good at swears, but it would be neat!  But if it was translated, there should be an obvious accompanying note that says this was not the original wording for the post.  That's only fair to say that the post has been altered.
For example, say the word "red" was bad.
When one writes:  I saw a red house.
The forum display routine could display this as:  I saw a [inappropriate word usually intended to infer the meaning of: "orange" was originally here] house.
And at the beginning of the post it could say: "This post has been editted due to impolite wording."
Just a thought.


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#6 2006-05-23 21:32:39

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Funny! Short word becomes a long explanation! We could make it as dry and involved as possible as a punishment.

But perhaps we don't really want to even guess what someone was saying.


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#7 2006-05-24 04:43:35

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Re: swearing...(bad language)

You know replacing the F-word with feet might be funny.


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#8 2006-05-24 05:46:58

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Or you could mix up the letters of the swear to make it cryptic or show s*e*r in place of swear.
Or r*d in place of red.
J*h* in place of John, etc.


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#9 2006-05-24 09:39:34

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Re: swearing...(bad language)

mikau wrote:

You know replacing the F-word with feet might be funny.

What the feet! How did you think of that feeting idea?


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#10 2006-05-25 00:23:06

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Re: swearing...(bad language)

S word- socks?


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#11 2006-05-25 05:10:50

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Re: swearing...(bad language)

gudd ideas u guys got der...but everyone of ur frnds would have to know what u r talkin bout and if some of them didnt....you would have to explain it to them!!imagine if none of ur frnds got it...would b horrible init!


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#12 2006-05-27 09:23:19

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Re: swearing...(bad language)

MathsIsFun wrote:
mikau wrote:

You know replacing the F-word with feet might be funny.

What the feet! How did you think of that feeting idea?

i can remember in worms armageddon (a game) if you had the swear filter on, then the f-word would be changed to 'love' when i reinstalled i forgot to disable it, and i was becoming quite confused

whenevr anyone would say f*** you, i would keep seeing love you, and i was getting a bit disturbed (in the context it was being used)


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#13 2006-05-27 12:53:58

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Re: swearing...(bad language)

MathsIsFun wrote:
mikau wrote:

You know replacing the F-word with feet might be funny.

What the feet! How did you think of that feeting idea?

Feet, I dunno, just feetin' around... I guess..


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#14 2006-06-06 01:18:00

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Re: swearing...(bad language)

mikau wrote:
MathsIsFun wrote:
mikau wrote:

You know replacing the F-word with feet might be funny.

What the feet! How did you think of that feeting idea?

Feet, I dunno, just feetin' around... I guess..

Ha ha.

Replacing the f-word with 'feet' just makes it sound so warped and lame... I like it. big_smile


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#15 2006-06-09 07:18:28

hebs_peace
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Re: swearing...(bad language)

feet??lol...sounds pretty funni....'FEET OFF!!'lolz....not so shure bout tht


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#16 2006-12-09 09:34:49

hebs_peace
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although..i still want to know how to deal with such people. I mean it makes me extremely uncomfortable to be around that girl or anybody else as such...HELP!!


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#17 2006-12-09 16:00:55

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Re: swearing...(bad language)

Paperclip_Madness wrote:
mikau wrote:
MathsIsFun wrote:

What the feet! How did you think of that feeting idea?

Feet, I dunno, just feetin' around... I guess..

Ha ha.

Replacing the f-word with 'feet' just makes it sound so warped and lame... I like it. big_smile

I feeting second that! up

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#18 2006-12-09 16:03:12

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Awww, I wanted to start a quote chain, but it seems like you can only have 3 quotes quoted at a time sad

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#19 2006-12-09 20:58:58

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Re: swearing...(bad language)

Toast wrote:
Paperclip_Madness wrote:
mikau wrote:

Feet, I dunno, just feetin' around... I guess..

Ha ha.

Replacing the f-word with 'feet' just makes it sound so warped and lame... I like it. big_smile

I feeting second that! up

That is true to prevent spam.

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#20 2006-12-10 01:40:53

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Re: swearing...(bad language)

And yet now spam is being created by people talking about spam prevention methods.
Clearly irony doesn't go on holiday at Christmas.


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It wanted to be normal.

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#21 2006-12-10 02:12:43

Devantè
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Re: swearing...(bad language)

And yet spam is being created by people talking about people talking about spam prevention methods.

Anyway, I agree with Ricky. Swearing can be used to express emotion. Although it may seem inappropriate, there must be another way of getting emotion across via censored swearing.

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