Profanity on Comment Threads

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#1 Posted by shufu7-11 (943 posts) -

This isn't something that happens on the forums, but it does happen quite often in the comment sections of features and news articles. People use profanity without consequence or moderation. Last time I checked, profanity violated the terms of use.

I have been a member of this site since 2006, and this has never been a problem untill recently. I used to love being to come here and talk about my love for games in a safe clean environment, but I'm starting to feel this isn't the case anymore. Is there some reason this type of stuff isn't being cracked down on? Can we not have a system put in place on comment threads that prevent users from posting profanity like so many other web sites do?

#2 Posted by CrimsonBrute (23120 posts) -

Then i guess it has been a while since you've seen the ToU. It was changed a while ago. I assume the changes affect the whole site including comments.

#3 Posted by Asagea_888 (429 posts) -

I personally don't agree with (nor do I like) the changes of the ToU, but yes, it's been revised so that most forms of profanity are allowed.  In the forums, it can be used as long as at least one letter is obscured so that the entire word isn't spelled out.  Unfortunately, the comment sections are fair game and I've seen a LOT of liberal uses of F-Bombs. 

#4 Posted by dab198 (3893 posts) -

I personally don't agree with (nor do I like) the changes of the ToU, but yes, it's been revised so that most forms of profanity are allowed. In the forums, it can be used as long as at least one letter is obscured so that the entire word isn't spelled out. Unfortunately, the comment sections are fair game and I've seen a LOT of liberal uses of F-Bombs.

Asagea_888

That's not correct either. We don't touch censor bypassing at all now (as long it's not too extreme); you can go spell the entire word if you want. The only difference is that the comment system doesn't have the curse-word filter in place prior to posting (it just wasn't removed from the code when the ToU changed), which is why you see it more often in the comments.

#5 Posted by iowastate (7873 posts) -

whether or not you agree with it 'potty mouth' is no longer against the ToU