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RFC: Free speech vs. Stalinistic censorship
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    RFC: Free speech vs. Stalinistic censorship

    I'm getting increasingly annoyed with the fact that the forum defaults to marking so-called swear words with stars. This is pointless censorship which instead of encouraging civil behaviour merely encourages mean opinions to be expressed in a type of baby language these Stalinistic people are comfortable with.

    If we stand for freedom we should fully embrace freedom of speech. One solution would be to optionally allow this retarded form of censorship to be enabled in the user profile. I think most forum software these days have code to do this in some way or form - a solution I'm sure would work for most people. Though it lacks the beneficial educational value of skepticism and critical thinking, I personally would like, so this kind of baby speak can be entirely removed from the face of the world.

    Likewise if this is decided upon, the "thought police" clause should naturally be removedfrom the Forum Guidelines.
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    Only three words were in the list, and may have been part of the default installation, or possibly were imported.

    I'll wait and see what the membership decides.

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    I don't really care about swear words. Unless it's directed at someone specifically, we are not high schoolers. Freedom of speech is great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Compunuts View Post
    I don't really care about swear words. Unless it's directed at someone specifically, we are not high schoolers. Freedom of speech is great.
    I bleieve that as well. Words are words. Actions should be what we moderate and work on foging. If I call someone an a$$hole, what difference would it be if I used the word anus, or scheisstkopf? All the same to me.

    What we need to not deal with lightly is the fools that want to pick fights and provoke multiple members to lose it. They are obvious and just need to be dealt with smoothly and swiftly.

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    i think this might just be a first, i have to agree with lovechild, there should be some sort of profanity option in the user profile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boblucci View Post
    i think this might just be a first, i have to agree with lovechild, there should be some sort of profanity option in the user profile.
    Yeah, I think hell froze over or something. Out of the last 10 arguments or whatnot I have agreed with him at least 8 times. I remember the days when that would be zero.... LC is getting better in his old age ;D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schotty View Post
    Yeah, I think hell froze over or something. Out of the last 10 arguments or whatnot I have agreed with him at least 8 times. I remember the days when that would be zero.... LC is getting better in his old age ;D
    Nah, having my heart torn apart by someone I loved and trusted made me a bitter, angry and utterly hateful person unable to feel joy let alone love. I now realise that the world is doomed, inhabited by 90% morons, 10% idiots and me - nobody worthy of breathing precious air.. that's probably why you like me better now, I'm a bit like your average republican in spirit.

    It could also be that you changed and are now more like me.. I doubt I'm getting better though, the first low point of my day is waking up to realise I didn't die in my sleep, from then on things rapidly grow to be a hell of intolerable degration and pain.

    Dear holy **** I hate life, only because I suffer from an insational sadist desire to see just how ****ed up the world can become do I will myself to keep breathing.

    Hand me the moonshine please, I need to forget another horrible day.
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    I disabled the feature, and reindexed the posts, the *** overwrites should be all gone. There were so few items in the list that I suspect it was either a default setting or the result of an import.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lovechild View Post
    that's probably why you like me better now, I'm a bit like your average republican in spirit
    Since this doesnt sound like your NGene talks of lore, I am going to presume this is someone I either missed or forgot about due to the silence. Sorry to hear that.

    As for the GOP, if you visit next time, I bring you to a GOP rally or whatnot and you will see they are much more pleasant than you think. Plus, you need a beer. Stop hacking the code and get drunk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schotty View Post
    Since this doesnt sound like your NGene talks of lore, I am going to presume this is someone I either missed or forgot about due to the silence. Sorry to hear that.
    Nope, you'd be proud I actually found myself a nice american woman, a southern belle and a God-fearing christian (I bet you didn't see that coming). Regardless, after over a year together she decided against marrying me and continuing our relationship - a rather complicated and long story. Lorraine and myself, picture is taken at a winery close to Ocean Island Beach, North Carolina (there's another thing nobody saw coming.. me in the US).

    *also please note dear americans, you people just cannot make wine - it's the foulest wine experience I have ever had. Stick to mayonaise and shrimp, you people perfected that*
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