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Discussion in 'ARRSE: Site Issues' started by Cutaway, Dec 3, 2004.

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  1. Cutaway

    Cutaway LE Reviewer

    BCO, tried typing 'wristwatch' into a post ? (That's 'wrist-watch' without the hyphen by the way.)

    Now simply adding a space or hyphenating the word gets round the Expletive Filter, so no major probs there, but my question is this: is someone, ie you or GCO, playing with the filter or did this software arrive with the default setting of 'Boston' ?

    If it's the latter, could you tell me where on this rock an arm-mounted timepiece is considered a shocking oath ?


    Oh, and on a military website I'd have thought that the word 'c ock' would be permitted, especially when describing the action of small arms.
  2. Good CO

    Good CO LE Admin

    I don't think either BCO or I have played with the original issue swear filter. Good point about c ock - had me laughing this morning.

    MS Word has a similar system which will automatically change words on the fly. This can be put to very good use by anyone with access to ajdt's (or any other paper producer's) PC. A well known but very underused gag in my opinion. Extracts from 'corrected' staffwork more than welcome on ARRSE.
  3. Cutaway

    Cutaway LE Reviewer

    Cheers GCO,

    Are you able to adjust the filter ?

    Why is 'wristwatch' (wrist watch,) included ? Was the software designed in Royston Vasey ?
  4. Yes, a fine tool to be used. I altered the "replace ...with" function so that everytime my boss typed "PIRA" in a report, it came up as "lesbians". How i laughed when i was doing those extras.
  5. wrist watch

    t wat
  6. Good CO

    Good CO LE Admin

    b a s tard. Beat me to it. That's exactly why it does it.