The profanity filter, and how it will work

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pap posted this 11 February 2017 - Last edited 11 February 2017

Take a good hard look at this, Sotonians.

Thus was born the legend of Chapel Kate, someone who has peered through our murky windows, and ran disgusted from what she saw.   She attracted a bit of derision for this opinion, but some people have just got buttons.   My mother in law cannot abide three words in particular.  One of them is moist.   I shan't repeat the others due to Chapel Kate considerations.

We're going to go with a substitution implementation.   Each Sotonian will be able to choose from one of the following options.  

Standard will be the default option for new signups or lurkers, and will just do the conventional asterixing out of the obvious stuff and the holiest of holies.

Custom sets will allow people to copy the standard rules, add or remove new substitutions and choose what gets substituted.   This'll mean that someone will still know someone has called them a very rude thing (Chapel Kate considerations) and not have to actually read it.  They may see Jeremy Hunt instead, for example.

No substitutions is just what it says on the tin, and what we have now.  

It'll work best if peeps don't try to cheat it, so if you intend to let rip, do it fully and most importantly, do it accurately. It'll make it easier for the software to pick up.   

I think we have a great site which people probably get a bad first impression from if they're finickity about language.   I reckon this solution will uphold the site's tradition of free speech, drive signups and make us, to the outside, look a more conventional Saints forum, one where Scunthorpe has the *-bomb dropped on it (it won't be that poor :D).

I'm probably going to run a Custom Set myself, if only to substitute every instance of JWP with "Bazza's Personal Angel of Doom".

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Goatboy posted this 11 February 2017

Fuck Flaps

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pap posted this 11 February 2017

Originally posted by Goatboy

Fuck Flaps

 That could be beautifully substituted for "pretty flowers", for example.

As @Fowllyd said elsewhere, the possibilities are endless.

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lifeintheslowlane posted this 11 February 2017 - Last edited 11 February 2017

Could we also have a glossery of terms for us innocents who don't always understand some of the more technical terms used by Fatso?

It's good to know how and why you should feel offended.

pap posted this 11 February 2017

Fuck it.  We're going out with a bang.

pap posted this 11 February 2017

Fatso posted this 11 February 2017

This is bullshit. If I wish to use the word "fuck" or "cunt" or "ballbag" it's because I feel it is the best word for the purpose. People should not get to change my words. They should be forced to confront my words and the point of them. And anyone who disagrees is a budgie.

pap posted this 11 February 2017

And we're cured.

gavstar posted this 11 February 2017

Will the naughty words be asterixed with the right number of asterixes and correct initial letter, like the tabloids?  Because that still makes me think of the naughty word in question lou_wink2

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TheCholulaKid posted this 11 February 2017 - Last edited 11 February 2017

I don't understand why things have to change

pap posted this 11 February 2017

Originally posted by gavstar

Will the naughty words be asterixed with the right number of asterixes and correct initial letter, like the tabloids?  Because that still makes me think of the naughty word in question lou_wink2

 And oddly, that seems to do the trick for some people.  The standard ruleset will do that, yes.

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Areola Grandee posted this 11 February 2017

This all sounds like a bunch of MPs who believe in one thing but vote another because they are worried about their seats... which is a little ironic ...  Profanity is not big or clever... unless used in a clever way. Often on here it is not, but that is not the point. Its an escape, a place where no one is telling me or you what we can or cannot say... often a great release from a shitty day at work where calling the boss a cunt is not on, but calling bletch one is a good substitute... would be a backwards step to try and sanitise this place.... would lose its edginess... bit of  a sell out IMHO

Goatboy posted this 11 February 2017

cuntyshitfucks

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Simon says posted this 11 February 2017

Anybody who gets offended by words, especially when they are not being directed at them, needs to have a WORD with themself.

You might as well get offended by the weather.

'Cunt' is a term of endearment amongst my friends. 

gavstar posted this 11 February 2017

Originally posted by Chutney Ferret

This all sounds like a bunch of MPs who believe in one thing but vote another because they are worried about their seats... which is a little ironic ...  Profanity is not big or clever... unless used in a clever way. Often on here it is not, but that is not the point. Its an escape, a place where no one is telling me or you what we can or cannot say... often a great release from a shitty day at work where calling the boss a cunt is not on, but calling bletch one is a good substitute... would be a backwards step to try and sanitise this place.... would lose its edginess... bit of  a sell out IMHO

 From what I understand chutters it will only be sanitised for those who want it sanitised, I don't care what other people want to see, I care about what I want to see and | will happily continue with the unfiltered version. 

pap posted this 11 February 2017

Originally posted by Chutney Ferret

This all sounds like a bunch of MPs who believe in one thing but vote another because they are worried about their seats... which is a little ironic ...  Profanity is not big or clever... unless used in a clever way. Often on here it is not, but that is not the point. Its an escape, a place where no one is telling me or you what we can or cannot say... often a great release from a shitty day at work where calling the boss a cunt is not on, but calling bletch one is a good substitute... would be a backwards step to try and sanitise this place.... would lose its edginess... bit of  a sell out IMHO

 It's entirely swerveable.  You won't see any difference and I certainly won't be holding back on my language.  That's sort of the point.   I hear the concerns and will consider them for the implementation.

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Goatboy posted this 11 February 2017

How the fuck is any cunt gonna work fucking out what the fuck I'm cunting on about if every shitty bollocking fucking swear word is obliterated by cunting asterisks?

steveintheforest posted this 11 February 2017

Originally posted by TheCholulaKid

I don't understand why things have to change

 Nor me !!

So Chapel fuckin' Katie's calling the shots now 

..... sad times indeed

Goatboy posted this 11 February 2017

tit wanks.

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steveintheforest posted this 11 February 2017

Pap

Sorry mate, bit drunk, but this is a terrible idea

pap posted this 11 February 2017

Originally posted by steveintheforest

Originally posted by TheCholulaKid

I don't understand why things have to change

 Nor me !!

So Chapel fuckin' Katie's calling the shots now 

..... sad times indeed

 There are other reasons to do it that aren't Chapel Kate related.    People will need to be logged in to see unfiltered content, which should mean more actual people being online.

Bosses that work out you've been posting on Sotonians won't be able to say "a-ha, you called @Cobham Saint a cheesecunt on Sotonians" the other day (much as it may have been merited).

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