Swear Filter

Discussion in 'OT Graveyard' started by Da Lucky 1, Jan 22, 2005.

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do you like the swear filter?

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  2. No, we should totally remove it!

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  1. Boltsky

    Boltsky Banned

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    Sorry I don't agree with _retarded_ policies. Get some clue, emo kid.
  2. Pope John

    Pope John the most modest.

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    I don't really care about the filter. I mean it's still obvious enough what the word is. It's not like it takes any meaning away from it. (the word)

    Wow, fuck, no one knows what the hell that is? How many bad words start with F and are 4 letters? I agree on some conflict between cock and cunt, but really you could decipher the word if you read the rest of sentence more than likely.

    Whatever.
  3. trancosrt

    trancosrt floats

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    Although I agree that swearing isn't a good practice, all of us do at some point in our daily lives. It is just the way we are and we cannot change that. I agree with general concensus that racial or discriminating words whould be filtered out of respect for the members who might be "affected" by these words. (although everybody knows what the word is and the authors intentions)

    However, if we apply a filter of this kind, some of the members whould be permanently banned as many of their posts are racist. As stupid I might think this people are, they have the right to express themselves in the best way they can...
  4. Miller

    Miller Tweak Guru

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    who the fuck is this adam guy, i've never head of him and i've been posing here for 5 years

    get rid of the fucking filters please
  5. AdamHonek

    AdamHonek Tweak3D.net staff

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    I don't see what a lot of you are so fussed up about. Go to other computer website forums and you will find word censoring is widely used.

    It seems a lot of you just swear because you don't know how to properly express yourself, well we can understand that and that's because there is NO 100% word censoring installed, instead of for example fuck it could be ****, now which do you prefer?

    So it's only an action meant to make this forum more civilized and anyone who truly wants to use it won't find the word censoring a prolem at all.

    We want Tweak3d.net to grow and one way is also by representing a solid member base that is enthusiastic above all about the issues concerning the website, we are not a site were swearing is our goal, if we were that would be an entirely different matter.

    So come on guys, swearing is what kids do, lets bring some different content to these forums, you can still swear but it's just toned down because as I say we don't want to be known as a community of swearing folks.

    We're having some ups and downs, it's not easy running this site, there's a lot of competition out there, we need to re-invent ourselves and strive to get back up with the others, we must bring in more visitors, increase reviews, bring better service and build a solid community.

    So the enphasis is not to make you all mad, it's not something that takes away your freedom of speech, swear if that's all you stand for however we don't support swearing and Tweak3d.net is somewhat above that level..............is it not?

    So instead of shouting over nothing (because is word censoring a life and death issue worth fighting for?) lets all help build a bigger better Tweak3d.net by bringing more quality content to our forums as a start.

    Now I've been patient despite your fearsome stance to go over the reasoning, my only hope is that you embrace in the same vocal that myself, Dan, and Davey do, we want Tweak3d.net to get better and better.....

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend....
  6. Boltsky

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    This site doesn't grow. It's a small community. Welcome to rationalization.
  7. succubus

    succubus Comfortably Numb

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    Fuck censorship!
  8. Sweatervest

    Sweatervest New Member

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    /me waits for the flamewars to begin

    I guess its not that big of a deal, but I think if a majority of the members disagree with it, maybe some extra thought should be required.

    Is this board a democracy or a dictatorship? I guess thats what it all comes down to.
  9. rocadelpunk

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    you forgot james.

    Well James from what I know isn't in contact me David, Dan, or myself so I really don't know what he thinks or what he does these days.

    It seems every time I ask no one has heard from him.
  10. Miller

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    wheres the fucking democracy in this, look at the vote, no one wants it.

    do you live in the real world, everyone swears, its a part of life.
    why hasnt it been a problem the last 5 years of these boards and all of a sudden it is?

    this is just one more step towards communism. next do i have to wear the haircut you tell me to,

    were not a bunch of fucking slaves. don't treat us like slaves
  11. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    Yeah, frankly I don't see Tweak growing very much. And even if it did I can't see obscene words playing any role at all.
  12. Miller

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    no really, the website is dead, whs here is pretty much here because they've been here for a while.

    this is all because of janet jacksons tit isnt it.


    so were allowed to post porno but we cant fucking swear.

    say dude, who the fuck are you? you obviously never post on the forums since no one knows who the fuck you are, are you the admin that nobody cares about, or the admin thats just to fucking lazy to do anything.

    people don't like change, especially this kind.
  13. nidex

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    I don't see why all of a sudden this person that nobody knows shows up as an Admin, and he just starts throwing filters everywhere. That's a crock of shit if you ask me.

    Tweak won't grow. We get a new person every now and then, and most of the time they don't stay. It's a small community and we all know each other's personalities here, it's not like (most) people will get offended.

    I think that we should set this up on a vote, because obviously nobody wants it except for this Adam guy and maybe Dan and Davey.
  14. Miller

    Miller Tweak Guru

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    hmm lets go back to geek3d
  15. nidex

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    It's too dead there. Maybe if they actually care what their members think, they'll listen to us.
  16. AdamHonek

    AdamHonek Tweak3D.net staff

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    Oh come on comparing this to comunism, just a little over the top don't you think?

    Do you want to know the real reason WHY? I can't tell you if you care, if you want thos forum to be here in the next X years because the way things are going the whole website might not be here....

    The real reason is like I have said, to grow, expand and that means in the forums too. If we attract more and more people (who enjoy more than just swearing) then it might increase the visitor count which in turn will bring Tweak3d.net ranks up again.

    If you REALLY must know we have the LOWEST daily visits now than we have ever HAD................so this means we are dying a slow death.

    SO I KNOW I AM making thos a comunist leader, we just want to attract more people and if visitors only see most that goes on is swearing in every second post then will they register and stay in these forums....................you betcha they WILL NOT.

    Just come on folks, less of the swearing and more of the getting the right contents in here, lets attract some more web users.

    Sure everyone swears but here it's like it's too common.

    So I guess it all boils down to this...............do you care and do you want Tweak3d.net to return to the glory days or not. If you DO then come on lets get building a community here, it's a start.

    Once Dan gets time we're hoping to do a new site design, get some new features flowing etc. etc.

    And saying this is comunism......................really makes me sad a little thing like this can mean so much bullshit to some of you to care to argue over what...........................over a few words? Oh come on people, if you love posting here then lets build these forums into a powerful domain for all.

    Swearing IS ALLOWED...........it's just censored.
  17. Boltsky

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    Welcome to the United States of Soviet Russia.
  18. nidex

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    Honestly, Tweak won't die. We might not grow, but most people check it every day; if not a few times a day.

    If Tweak turns into a big community I probably won't want to post much here anymore. There's a reason I post here, because I know all of the members. If I want a big community I'll go elsewhere.
  19. AdamHonek

    AdamHonek Tweak3D.net staff

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    Why do you think Tweak3d.net has become a small community..............go on WHY.............................plants don't grow without water, forums do not grow without a good atmosphere for people to want to post their threads into....................
  20. Miller

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    so this is about visitors,
    they why not worry about swear filters and add some fucking content to the main page. as geek3d shows, without contend the forums will die.

    if you want to censor shit, having it show up as f*** really doesnt do much, everyone still knows what word it is, its just a hassle on the eyes
  21. succubus

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    The Internet should be a place for free exchange of information. Unfortunately you have those that try to control that. Whether it be the President, or some uppity British forum admin.

    However - it's obvious that the filter will not be removed so here's a shout-out to those who insist on taking away our freedom of speech:

    Fuck you, we don't need your shitty word filter - <3
  22. rocadelpunk

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    Please don't edit my posts, just reply and if you do edit other people's posts bold it and add your name at the end.

    K, well here's the thing, you haven't been in contact with us.

    I've been in contact with James, it's not like he's unreachable and maybe as your first day of being an admin you'd contact us (other admins) before changing the forums.

    I've been here for 4yrs and an admin for 3yrs now and used to post news, so yah just b/c James or I don't have anything on the main site doesn't mean we aren't contributing.

    no hard feelings or anything, but it would've been nice if we could've talked about best way to implement filter(s)

    and you guys are being absolutely rediculous comparing this to communism or anything of that nature. It's called civilized discourse...look it up in the dictionary if you must.

    There are going to be some sort of filters, get used to it, they are not going away and they would've already been back if I wasn't so busy with school since the forums got hacked. We'll tinker with it and ask your guys's opinion, but they are going to stay so work with us with that in mind.
  23. Dustin

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    Shut up, fatty mcsweatyson
  24. nidex

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    I've been here since 2001 and as far as I can remember it's always been about the same size.
  25. Boltsky

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    And using excessive periods is not a good atmosphere. It inspires me with thoughts of slow administrative decisions and crappy sentence structure. Go back to the front page, things are fine. If you really want Tweak3D to grow maybe you should make the frontpage more competitive in terms of reviewing hardware, rather than trying to attract people to the forums. If people like the frontpage they will stay and eventually join the forums. Ff they do not like the frontpage they will see no reason to join the forums.

    Adam: You should know that I am not a monster and for drastic changes such as the front page I would not do anything unless having discussed it with Dan. I am not a person to go behind his back and take such actions, it would be nice if others knew that to starting from yourself.
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