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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by dakuda, Jul 2, 2007.

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  1. dakuda

    dakuda WiiChat Member

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    As far as I can tell, there is only once censored word on this site, the ever useful 'f' word.

    However, I constantly see people who decide to bypass the filter by substituting characters with similar-looking symbols. Why is this permitted? If that is acceptable, why bother using the filter? Might as well turn it off completely. What is the point of a setting/rule if it is never enforced?

    That being said, given the majority of the audience, there should probably be a few more words added.

    I just realized I posted this in the lounge, when the Site Feedback section is more appropriate.
     
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    What do you mean only once censored word
    Come on what age are you?
    You tell us about bad grammar and look at what you do.

    Oh and if you are an administarator on another site then why bother with this one



    As smurf would say


    WIN!
     
  3. ciper

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    A word like Fu(k can do little harm.

    Racial slurs and attacks on someones sexuality are far more damaging and Wiichat encourages their use.
     
  4. Syntax

    Syntax That Canucks Fan

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    Care to provide an example?

    Because last time I checked insults like those aren't tolerated here.

    Side Note:

    You also have to take into consideration wiichat has 12 moderators/super moderators..

    Each day there are 3,000 posts made by various members

    Which basically means there is 1 mod/250 posts...

    Now you have to understand it would be a hard task for anyone to go through 250 posts... let alone deal with members personal situations, complaints etc..

    Thus they can't go through every post which leads some people to believe that if they see a racial slur or insult here and there they believe its allowed, which it's not. So to due this forum a favor if you notice a a racial slur or insult just report it to a moderator via the report button or private message.
     
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  5. bonodo

    bonodo Wicked Hot Lush Lips

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    uhh let me test:
    **** <- begins with CU ends in NT
    **** <- the F word
     
  6. Gaz

    Gaz Poker Face :D

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    i hope that was sarcasum, 250 is nothing.
     
  7. Syntax

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    Then look at it this way..

    Stuff not accounted for...

    - Mods daily life (work etc)
    - Only 5 mods (not including i0n) have the power to moderate every section.
    - Others can only moderate a certain section('s)..
    - Not all mods are on during the day etc..


    Not every mod is going to be able to go through x amount of posts and or threads to sift out the bad posts thus we have a report system. So if you notice a bad post just report it via pm etc. Also you still haven't provided an example :)
     
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    Did you miss the thread about using the word "jap" syntax?
     
  9. Syntax

    Syntax That Canucks Fan

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    No...

    Find the thread and go through a couple pages..

    You will see my opinion on that subject..
     
  10. Jay61

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    Some swear words on another forum I vist are changed by a filter, which it kinda cool.

    e.g. Pissed - Yellow Snowed

    Also there are filters in some sections that alter peoples names for comical reasons...I think a fella named "Chavvt" is filtered to "Pikey boys pet hamster"

    Im not recommending any of this, I jjust thought it was funny :lol:
     
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    Even though I started the thread I stopped reading once a few of the moderators were against the idea of stopping its use. I don't think the thread exists any longer

    It shocked the hell out of me how hurtful the members here can be with no remorse including those mods.

    Another great example is the use of the word "gay" as a synonim for stupid on this forum. Moderators do nothing about it and when members ask for the person to stop.
     
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    In the smoking you were talking about taking our rights away but now you want them taken away?
    Censorship = BullShit
     
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    In my opinion most of the members here didn't even know what it meant and or stood for. Also I believe most members here were using it as an abbreviation and not an insult. Or atleast thats what I remember from that thread.


    Can't say I disagree with you there. I hate seeing the word "gay" being used as an insult towards others. Pathetic if you ask me.
     
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    I think the fact that children use sites like these is more than enough reason to have a filter. Heaven forbid people talk without having to swear anyway.
     
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    Gay means happy
     
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    You are right. However not knowing the meaning behind a word and using the incorrect abreviation are not a good excuse. I cited reputable sources (I could have provided more) and stated my case without anger or attacking anyone.

    Moderators are like the ambassadors of Wiichat. If they are for using a racial slur then doesnt that mean Wiichat itself supports it?

    If not then I am sure the Administrators were aware of that thread. Since nothing was done about the words use then Wiichat is not discouraging its use and in my mind that is the same as supporting its use.

    Sorry but the context is important in this case. If you read the posts where "gay" is used replacing it with HAPPY makes no sense.

    Everytime someone uses the term GAY in this manner it is like a slap in the face for a homosexual person or the people that care about them. You feel even worse when the Moderators/Administrators of this site do nothing to the person who wrote it.
     
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    if homosexual people were offended by the word "gay" then they would call their pride parades a Gay Pride Parade. and how in the HELL does not thinking the term jap or gay being offensive mean we encourage their use? if we see it used in a hurtfull mannor, we will remove it. however if someone uses the term chinc (or however its spelled), ni**er, beaner, wetback or other words like that, we will get rid of them when we see them. i know about 3 gay people. they couldnt care less if someone uses the word gay. however they DO care if they are using it to be hurtfull to them being gay. they dont care if they hear someone call another person gay because they did something dumb. now terms like ni**ger are diffrent. black people (most anyways, i know some who dont) get mad when someone uses that word. thats what you never hear "ni**ger power!" or things like that. just drop the damn subject. its really starting to piss me off

    (p.s. screw being professional right now. this is my rant. good day)

    EDIT: back on topic. i do think i0n needs to add some words to the language filter. ill make a post in the staff lounge about it
     
  18. chach

    chach umm yaa.... anybody here?

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    Your avatar and sig are gay.
     
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    I know
    thank you
     
  20. Warrior

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    :lol: once censored? damn...he owned you without even lifting a finger...
     
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