Can someone please explain to me why this forum is

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  1. whiskyboozer

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    so censorious?

    Even when it comes to using a word that describes a bodily function that we all have to do, ideally on a regular basis or at the very least every second day I hope!!
     
  2. Bilbob

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    depends on which porecide words you use to describe your function I suppose...
    If you medical words, then I would think it's fine, if you used certain slang words with many meanings, then it takes a safe route...:)
     
  3. Iccz

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    Because it's a 'family board' and the verb to reproduce begining with f often comes into peoples use on a regular basis, it does not mean that it should be regularly used on a forum.

    I don't see the problem with picking another word for what needs to be said, most people have a vocabulary wide enough to cope with this :confused:
     
  4. unique

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    it's a family forum, but most things can be said in a particular way without swearing. doctors don't swear when they refer to bodily functions to patients. i imagine you are talking about excreting, defecating and urinating. there are also slang terms like poo and pee that aren't censored
     
  5. xit2050

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    Wondering about other languages...

    Testing: (non-english words removed)

    Result: works fine.
    :D
     
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  6. Ian J

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    Because the majority of us prefer it that way. There are plenty of highly descriptive words in the English language so no-one really has to resort to profanity or bodily functions etc.
     
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    You haven't met my doctor then? :D seriously though,there's no "need" for foul language on this forum and long may it stay that way. :)
     
  8. krish

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    you are allowed the use of male chicken or richardhead
     
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    As has been amply demonstrated you are quite able to talk about the toilet if you so wish. But I would suggest that if you wish to talk about what goes on in the privacy of the lavatory as often as it occurs then you should rather be asking for dietary advice rather than talk of the intricacies in going to the pissoir
     
  10. Gary D

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    "family board" - is there a ball pit and a water slide somewhere round here? And what about the "bob the builder" forum, have i missed that too? :rotfl:

    G
     
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    If Captain Picard could get away with it, so can anyone. :D
     
  12. Iccz

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    There's an age restricton on certain boards that keep the older folk out ;);)
     
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    My two kids , 4 and 2 tend to sit with me to see what i am browsing, they usually point to things, pictures, words and ask what it is. They already know the censored smiley is a bad word and bad words arent nice to say.

    Its a godsend on this forum with the lack of slang swearing :smashin: .
     
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    yes, but brainless ill informed opinion can strike at any age :D

    G
     
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    You called?
     
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    :rotfl:
     
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    I resemble that remark!
     
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    I think it's good that words are censored here. I come here for decent serious chat.

    If I ever fancy some mindless, swearing, urine taking banter (thats quite often), then I usually head over to the betfair forums. Full of em over there.
     
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    Hi,

    Are you sure that's what you meant to say, and not "I resent that remark!" which are two very different (and oppositional) statements?! :confused: :rotfl:


    Pooch
     
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    You resemble a brainless ill informed opinion? I couldn't even begin to imagine what one of those looks like in a physical form. Could you post a photo of yourself please?
     
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    Was the resemble not an intentional mistake, an attempt at humour perhaps?
    At least thats how I saw it.
     
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    Indeed! originally used by the Three Stooges
     
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    I didn't know that. You must be older than me :rotfl:
     
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    :D I'm sure it was you that told me
     
  25. whatsupdoc

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    And the prize goes to Iccz and Mep.
     
  26. whiskyboozer

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    I discovered this by typing in a quote from a television programme (plus one).


    It is interesting to note some of the responses


    Firstly swearing as a resource of the inarticulate.

    Yes if every statement a person utters or writes is peppered with a 'swear' word or even some other word( the constant use of 'thingy 'nice' and' 'it' spring to mind) then the range of their vocabulary could be called into question. But the occasional use of certain words should be allowed, it aids expression rather than detracts from it. Many of my peers and professional co-workers use 'swear words' these include medics, academics, lawyers.


    Stephen Fry, I believe, once pointed out that the response to swearing on television depended on who was doing the swearing. If it was him or someone like him then no complaints were made but if it was made by someone from a lower class or an actor playing someone from a lower class then it was no holds barred on the complaints.

    As Marshall Mcluhan said many years ago the medium is the message.

    As Fry says "The sort of twee person who thinks swearing is in any way a sign of a lack of education or of a lack of verbal interest is just ****ing lunatic," he says. "Or they say, 'It's not necessary.' As if that should stop one doing it. Things not being necessary is what makes life interesting."

    As Marshall Mcluhan said many years ago the medium is the message.

    As for this being a family forum. Surely it is up to parents to monitor internet use by minors rather than abdicating responsibility to individual sites/forums. Rather than protecting children censorship like this ends up treating adults like children. Besides it's the real world, get used to it, people swear.

    Another forum I am a member of allows swearing, they treat their users as responsible people and therefore, on the whole, people act responsibly. Yeah people swear but really not that much, a couple of posts a month out of 2000-3000.
     
  27. Ian J

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    This isn't the real world it's an internet forum devoted to home entertainment and anyone who can't get by without swearing is perfectly at liberty to find another forum more in tune with their "real world" language.
     
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    This isn't the real world? *looks around, panics, runs*
     
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    Yes, to keep the "Riff Raff" out.
     
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    not true im still here:D
     
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