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(kudra: what's the real problem?) Re: Language Filter

by kudra (Vicar)
on Jan 13, 2001 at 16:54 UTC ( #51591=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Language Filter

I question the assumption that youth requires blinders, but have no problem with self-inflicted censorship. I'm opposed to the idea of any form of filtering that isn't opt-in.

Not that I'm fond of reading a lot of cursing, but at the moment, I don't think there is a lot. When we start seeing a lot in posts, it probably means there are a lot of other problems, where profanity is merely a symptom.

True, one place where there is swearing is in the keyword nodelet. I usually ignore it with the intention of removing it next time I edit my preferences because it just makes pages longer. Re-reading the intention of the nodelet, I think it's failing to fulfil its purpose. I think fixing it is a much better alternative than filtering it. As a temporary measure, people who are bothered by it could always remove it from their nodelets without losing any functionality.

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