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#1
I don't think any kind of swearing is a good idea on this forum, and it annoys me to see the ways some get passed the filter too. I think this area needs tightening up. Very few are dumb on here and can work out what the Xs and *s mean.
#2
Yes, it's very, very naughty. Staring out the word does not bother me but changing the letters arouond does...don't ask why! Just does.
#3
Its not allowed but unless the post is reported don't expect anything to be done...
#4
jah128;3171098
Its not allowed but unless the post is reported don't expect anything to be done...


I would not report them because almost every thread in Misc will disappear. To be honest, I think we just have to live with it.
#5
Predikuesi;3171112
I would not report them because almost every thread in Misc will disappear. To be honest, I think we just have to live with it.


Remember its only the post thats reported, not the whole thread - if someone is deliberately avoiding the swear filter and it bothers you its better to report it; the more people that do it and 'get away with it' the more commonplace it will become...
#6
jah128;3171126
Remember its only the post thats reported, not the whole thread - if someone is deliberately avoiding the swear filter and it bothers you its better to report it; the more people that do it and 'get away with it' the more commonplace it will become...


I agree. It would be good if this could be clarified by Admin or Mods though. While I would report blatant swearing, I would not want to be a pain in the neck to Admin or Mods by pointing out every post that has abused the filter.
#7
starsparkle2311
I am so tempted...............................:whistling:


I have never, ever seen any of your posts that do this!!! :p:whistling:
banned#8
there are certain words i dont like to see on here, even when the odd letter is changed, where there is others that make me titter
[helper]#9
There was a thread from a month or so about it....
http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2606776
#10
gari189
There was a thread from a month or so about it....
http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2606776


I was looking for that, but was searching for "Swear" in the title.
1 Like #11
ah cheers! i was looking on the search facility to find a thread about it, i really struggle with that search bar, this isnt the first time i havent been able to find something yet others can..
#12
acecatcher3
ah cheers! i was looking on the search facility to find a thread about it, i really struggle with that search bar, this isnt the first time i havent been able to find something yet others can..


The search facility is fine if you know how to use it.

I remembered rayman posted a good explanation, so I was searching his posts with the word "Swear" in it, and also threads started in Feedback with "Swear" in the title. rayman doesn't use the word "swear" in his post, but says "word filter" and "Swear" doesn't appear in the title.

So the fact that I couldn't find it after looking for a good 15 mins wasn't the fault of the swear filter, but "user error".
[helper]#13
starsparkle2311
hahahahaha x:-D


starsparkle2311
Hahahaha talk about stretching a thread out!


This isn't Misc forum. If you don't have anything constructive to add I don't see the point of you posting in this thread :thumbsup:
#14
thesaint
The search facility is fine if you know how to use it.

I remembered rayman posted a good explanation, so I was searching his posts with the word "Swear" in it, and also threads started in Feedback with "Swear" in the title. rayman doesn't use the word "swear" in his post, but says "word filter" and "Swear" doesn't appear in the title.

So the fact that I couldn't find it after looking for a good 15 mins wasn't the fault of the swear filter, but "user error".


It is unfortunate that most of us mere mortals haven't got the time to mess around getting the search function to work, most of us have better things to do:thumbsup:

But thanks for your input.:-D
#15
fox2020
It is unfortunate that most of us mere mortals haven't got the time to mess around getting the search function to work, most of us have better things to do:thumbsup:

But thanks for your input.:-D


The search function works fine, that's my point.
#16
thesaint
The search function works fine, that's my point.


I beg to differ http://www.day.az/forum/style_emoticons/default/thinking.gif
#17
Understatement of the year.

Quicker and much easier to just use Google to search HUKD.
#18
swear filter - it caught a typo of mine the other day .. I mistyped the last few letters of 'discount' so I got diso**** :oops:
#19
thesaint
The search function works fine, that's my point.


yeye i know, i just obviously dont use it correctly :oops:
#20
I have problems with search sometimes. How do you use it correctly?
#21
what a carp idea!!
banned 1 Like #22
bigbob909
what a carp idea!!


yeah it's not like you can filter the word carp, what if I want to talk about fishing, or how bad the fcuk line of clothes is :x
#23
"GTFO"
Doesn't take a genius to work out what it means, seems to be very popular of late here.
I reported it twice yesterday, twice and it was cleaned up, thank you :)
At least one of them i can find from yesterday. Example 1
Reported it twice tonight, cos if it's been moved/edited twice before, seems its not allowed.
Nope, it's still there

To me, that's a repeat offence now. Where and what is the incentive for folks to try and help keep the site a bit cleaner when folks just get their posts edited and no more? None that i can see
#24
Would be real nice to get some "feedback" please on why this is allowed to continue........
#25
boydent999
Would be real nice to get some "feedback" please on why this is allowed to continue........


Don't think it's right to single out one single person here in Feedback.

I see the acronym you are offended by dozens of times on HUKD, including it being used in pics.


I have also seen the initial "F" used by a moderator.
[mod]#26
Hi :)

At this present time, we are allowing abbreviations such as "GTFO" and "WTF" ...... However we still have a strict policy on avoiding the swear filter - we do not allow members to purposefully substitute letters to avoid the swear filter.
#27
millarcat
Hi :)

At this present time, we are allowing abbreviations such as "GTFO" and "WTF" ...... However we still have a strict policy on avoiding the swear filter - we do not allow members to purposefully substitute letters to avoid the swear filter.


I agree with this stance, but I think it's an acronym, not an abbreviation. :)
#28
cheers millarcat!

i wud ban this plonker below tho, does he not know ur a mod...hit him with ur banning stick!

thesaint
I agree with this stance, but I think it's an acronym, not an abbreviation. :)


:roll:
[mod]#29
thesaint;3374833
I agree with this stance, but I think it's an acronym, not an abbreviation. :)



Touche !!

acecatcher3;3374905
cheers millarcat!

i wud ban this plonker below tho, does he not know ur a mod...hit him with ur banning stick!



:roll:


lol ... I know ... just no respect these days ... :lol: :whistling:
#30
Fair enough, i give up.
So, twice they were edited out, by two different mods and today, they're allowed.
Fair enough

As for singling out one member, it's cos i only spotted that member using it
Alas, for many reasons, i don't get time to read all the threads so can only report on what i DO see.

What REALLY does my head is the inconsistency AND the lack of feedback from mods. When i reported it there were 5 mods online, or, showing as online. I posted this last night. It's not like no one has seen it, ignored it maybe, but i felt obliged to bump it, even if only to be told to go away, in rather more polite terms than gtfo.

Just remember summat, tis supposedly a family friendly place. Should someone not know what it means and chooses to google for it, they might not like what they find......but like i say, i know now.
Thank you
[mod]#31
boydent999, we do appreciate you reports! In fact, your reports and replies in this thread led us to discuss this and that is why it may seem we were a little inconsistent.

We didnt really have a hard and fast rule on this particular issue when your intial reports were coming through ... but for the time being we have decided to let members use acronyms ( yes I have been corrected) ...
#32
Cat, as nice a comment as that is, and i really do appreciate ALL your help i do feeling completely frustrated by this and not for the 1st time. Not to worry i am sure it's only me who finds it offensive and if i don't read the posts anymore i won't be, problem solved :)
banned#33
surely its about the context its said in, more than anything else
[mod]#34
sassie;3379081
surely its about the context its said in, more than anything else


Agreed. If it's a generic comment then fine but not if it's aimed at a particular individual as surely that would then be classed as rude/fighting post etc.
banned#35
so you can tell someone to GTFO or STFU but you cant say holy **** with an a instead of an i, so we can be rude with the acronyms but cant use silly words in general, well theres nice for ya
#36
sassie
so you can tell someone to GTFO or STFU but you cant say holy **** with an a instead of an i, so we can be rude with the acronyms but cant use silly words in general, well theres nice for ya


o sassie stfu and gtfo of my thread wud u

:w00t:
banned#37
acecatcher3
o sassie stfu and gtfo of my thread wud u

:w00t:


now you have been reportedm there reallt was no need for that you short arsed ****
#38
sassie
now you have been reportedm there reallt was no need for that you short arsed ****


hehe :-D
banned#39
is it my imagination or is this getting more and more frequent?


I got an infraction for it sometime ago but see it all the time noww and REALLY blatant
#40
ODB_69;4281575
is it my imagination or is this getting more and more frequent?


I got an infraction for it sometime ago but see it all the time noww and REALLY blatant


If you see it, please report the post and it will be dealt with. Thanks.

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