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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that the word TomTom should be on the list of censored words Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andy_P wrote:
Asterisks (as in: *'strewth* Dennis) are used to highlight or emphasise a word in places where underlining, bold text etc. are not available.

Even in places such as this forum where you *can* use underlining, it's often quicker to use a couple of **'s.
To to the connoisseur, I reckon they give a slightly different emphasis, so both have their place. Wink
Don't forget that you _can_ use "_" for underlining *and* use "*" to emphasise to make are _*real*_ mess! Shocked Laughing

Andy_P wrote:
As for the censor list, I'll admit I'm surprised at the prudishness of some in here over pretty innocuous Anglo-Saxon words (or probably a Germanic one in this case) - far milder than those you will find in any "family" newspaper, but the vocal majority seem in favour, so I'll shut up about it.
Couldn't agree with you more! The phrase "N*nny St*te" springs to mind! BUT I think we have a new game :-
so and so can't tell their Onager from their Olecranon. Laughing
I'm KNOW that some of the filtering is justified, but some of it does seem over the top!
Still, with the new ruling, my Off Topic thread about trying to get a donkey across a flooded stream isn't quite so Question Laughing

Darren wrote:
I'm ex-Army and Police so have a far higher threshold for what is permissible than others.
I think you might be over-compensating, because of that. However, the rulez is the rulez, and if we stray across the line, we'll get censored!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JockTamsonsBairn wrote:
I think you might be over-compensating, because of that. However, the rulez is the rulez

I'm not over compensating, I'm simply trying to walk a tightrope! I'm as amazed that so many of you feel so aggrieved at being asked not to swear as I am by the prudishness of some others.

Far easier in such cases to have a zero tolerance policy than waste time as we are doing here arguing about what is and is not acceptable. Jeez.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now, now - 'Jeez' might upset some sensitive souls Razz
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So the censorship list can be amended, adding words about which there have been specific complaints?

Could you please add the word "arse" to the list. My daughter (with whom I agree) doesn't allow my grandsons to use that word and I don't want them seeing it on the only website where they often read their granddad's words.

I served the colours for nine years and I'm still a prude in front of women and children. I feel a distinct sense of shock when anyone I'm with uses foul language in front of them.

I must add that I'm disappointed the list is only 20 words long. Don't let me have access to it or it'll grow greatly to include many more (including racism and blasphemy under whatever religion - I'm not particularly religious, but it's a subject close to many people's sensitivities and should be held in respect). Edit to add - I was writing this paragraph whilst the previous post was being written at the same time, not AFTER it.

Swearing is a demonstration of very poor command of the language.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darren wrote:

I'm ex-Army and Police so have a far higher threshold for what is permissible than others.

Goodness Gracious me, a pongo and a plod eh!!!! What a combo!!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Text talk" or whatever the hell it is, is far more frustrating I reckon and should be banned everywhere!!! All that wuutm8 cobblers drives me up the wall.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

carl_the_cobbler wrote:
"Text talk" or whatever the hell it is, is far more frustrating I reckon and should be banned everywhere!!! All that wuutm8 cobblers drives me up the wall.
You're not the only on m8!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The twenty words on the list are:
Censored , Censored , Censored , Censored , Censored , Censored , Censored , Censored , Censored , Censored , Censored , Censored , Censored , Censored , Censored , Censored , Censored , Censored , Censored and Censored Laughing

I'm with DennisN and would like the 21st to be arse.
It's a word I don't use in front of the kids or my mum although I have no problem with using it it the company of a group of mates in the pub.

In a similar way the kids don't use the text talk stuff in front of their dad. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pcaouolte wrote:
I'm with DennisN and would like the 21st to be .

Done. I had been re-considering anyway so Dennis's post and yours tipped the scale.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now that we have made our point on use of certain words, can we continue the thread?
How many people got their bluetooth remote from Halfords? Are there people who found out they should have received remotes and have been refused?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bukton wrote:
Now that we have made our point on use of certain words, can we continue the thread?
How many people got their bluetooth remote from Halfords? Are there people who found out they should have received remotes and have been refused?

Uh hum, the thread has long since been split. The original discussion is here Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As I was the one that started this debate by accident, can we please leave it here and go back to what we do best:

Solving faults in Tomtom's to save them having to employ someone to do it.

I was only surprised on how the censor work or rather didn't. I agree with the censor and want it to stay.

Thats all folks, please lock it now.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since this has been hived off into a separate thread, I don't see any need to close it. Although I think that Forum Rules might be a more appropriate place!

However, it appears that Jeez has still not been added to the bl##dy list Exclamation
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