Do we still need a profanity filter?

Discussion in 'ARRSE: Site Issues' started by skintboymike, May 25, 2008.

?
  1. Yes, I get offended very easily and may sue someone

    17.6%
  2. Mag to grid, it's fcuking shoite

    82.4%

Welcome to the Army Rumour Service, ARRSE

The UK's largest and busiest UNofficial military website.

The heart of the site is the forum area, including:

  1. I only ask because it's so easy to get around, to the point it no longer seems necessary to have one. For example;

    Using the bold function; (Cunt)

    Substituting letters for words (D1ck, C0ck, SH1t)

    Spaces or full stops between words (c o.c k.s u.c k.e r )

    I personally think it's not needed because of the type of people who use this site, be it either Military types or those close to us. Another reason for binning it would be when it tries to filter out non offensive words such as Scunthorpe (although this may be offensive to some ARRSEers for footballing reasons) and bastard (in it's correct context, of course).

    So then, the swear filter - vital tool or pain in the arrse?

    Apologies if this has been done before, but I couldn't (be arrsed to) find it.
     
  2. It's a useful tool that discourages NAAFI banter from entering the more serious parts of the site. Yes, it's easy to get round, but you take a second thought about doing so.

    Also makes you chuckle when you read about cocking handles and so on.
     
  3. A profanity filter??? what the fcuk for
     
  4. Good CO

    Good CO LE Admin

    Good thing to have. It just means you pause for thought before going OTT and doesn't detract from what you post.