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HumanJHawkins
07-27-2007, 01:02 AM
This is more about forum development, but might also apply to the bio censoring part of game development...

I was writing a post where I mentioned bird p o o p... When I went back to read it, it looked like this:


"...airborn so as to **** on your enemy's head"

1) Why on earth would you be censoring the most unoffensive word available for this fact of life?

2) Turning the word p o o p into asterisks makes it look like I am swearing, and makes the passage more crude than before you messed with it. Sheesh! (Woops... is that going to turn into "*****!")

Uska
07-27-2007, 01:04 AM
This is more about forum development, but might also apply to the bio censoring part of game development...

I was writing a post where I mentioned bird p o o p... When I went back to read it, it looked like this:


"...airborn so as to **** on your enemy's head"

1) Why on earth would you be censoring the most unoffensive word available for this fact of life?

2) Turning the word p o o p into asterisks makes it look like I am swearing, and makes the passage more crude than before you messed with it. Sheesh! (Woops... is that going to turn into "*****!")

I dont know doing that to someones head sounds pretty crude no matter what asterisks or no asterisks.

PurdueDave
07-27-2007, 01:15 AM
The *'s actually make it more vulgar when I fill in the blanks.

HumanJHawkins
07-27-2007, 01:48 AM
I dont know doing that to someones head sounds pretty crude no matter what asterisks or no asterisks.

What I was trying to say is that the asterisks implied that I typed a word that begins with "s" rather than one that begins with "p"

Vardak
07-27-2007, 01:54 AM
No matter how its spelled, its just as squishy

Uska
07-27-2007, 02:41 AM
What I was trying to say is that the asterisks implied that I typed a word that begins with "s" rather than one that begins with "p"

Dont matter both equaly crude to me but hey its your bio

Snike
07-27-2007, 04:13 AM
Did someone actually make a post complaining they couldn't post po op?

7-day_Trial_Monkey
07-27-2007, 08:28 AM
Deficate would be the least offensive word, not the one you used.

Ziggy
07-27-2007, 08:31 AM
Deficate would be the least offensive word, not the one you used.
and look its not blocked.:D

Dariun
07-27-2007, 08:50 AM
Deficate would be the least offensive word, not the one you used.

I think "excrete" would fit better as you get some assonance with "enemy" and "head" creating a sense of lyrical whimsy.

the desire of birds menaced by stomping feat
pecking for crumbs on urban streets
to escape gravity, leap from the ground well fed
to be airborn, to excrete on your enemy's head

Shecky
07-27-2007, 08:51 AM
and look its not blocked.:D

Nor is poo. ;)

Lengar
07-27-2007, 08:59 AM
LOL dont feel bad

I was making a joke with my warforged and typed in "graham cracker". This is what came up:



"graham @!!?!?" LOL censored graham cracker

Ziggy
07-27-2007, 09:05 AM
LOL dont feel bad

I was making a joke with my warforged and typed in "graham cracker". This is what came up:



"graham @!!?!?" LOL censored graham cracker
HAHAHAHAHAHA


well it technically is a deragatory name for caucasian people.

Dariun
07-27-2007, 09:09 AM
in the united states.

clearly i haven't been insulted enough


P.S. do you get extra credit for ninja'ing yourself?

Dariun
07-27-2007, 09:09 AM
well it technically is a deragatory name for caucasian people.

:confused: Where?

I thought it was a term for a baked flat flour product.

Ziggy
07-27-2007, 09:10 AM
:confused: Where?

I thought it was a term for a baked flat flour product.
in the united states.