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Censorship on TES - a suggestion

Discussion in 'Personal' started by dumpty, Mar 29, 2016.

  1. dumpty

    dumpty Star commenter

    I have noticed more and more threads are being censored and words removed. There are more words it appears we cannot use, too - and I get the feeling some are using this to try and get posters silenced. Bad.

    So here's an idea. Can we not opt in or out of a 'insult' filter? (I know this from a car enthusiast's site I am on, so it can be done)

    This means I can decide if I want to keep all 'offensive' comments, while TES and those who like to complain can still have them removed from public view.

    How hard can it be? It would then allow those of us wanting to decide for ourselves if we are offended to do so, while others still can decide for themselves to be offended, too.

    A site of happy bunnies!
    install likes this.
  2. cuteinpuce

    cuteinpuce Star commenter

    Or we could just not use offensive language in our postings.
  3. cuteinpuce

    cuteinpuce Star commenter

    Now that I've thought about it for 10 seconds or so, let me make a counter suggestion. If you wouldn't use the language in a job interview, don't use it on TES.
  4. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    Ah, Cute, you'd be amazed at the language people use in job interviews.
  5. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    As they will no doubt point out at some point, it is their site and they get to decide what terminology is acceptable and what isn't.
    If they had private forums (not visible to the public) they might be persuaded by the suggestions in the opening post but I doubt it
  6. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    It isn't usually offensive. A post yesterday was censored for the term s p i c k and span
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  7. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    Contains american insult ;)
    It's not particularly selective is it?
  8. cissy3

    cissy3 Star commenter

    Crikey.. So everyone should be in humourless,'' best bib and tucker'' mode?

    No thanks!

    (And weren't you arguing, at one point, that informal language, grammar and spelling should be the order of the day?)

    Confused. (Genuinely)
  9. cuteinpuce

    cuteinpuce Star commenter

    Why do you need to be humourless in an interview?
  10. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    TES wants posters who are like this


    No other alternatives are possible, we don't want the outside world coming into Miss Jean Brodie's classroom or job interview, no siree bob, we do not.
  11. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    The americanism does not have a k in it.
  12. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    I had w I l l y nilly starred out.
  13. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    You know what I find offensive on here? Being bombarded with dozens of stupid adverts.
  14. cissy3

    cissy3 Star commenter

    You don't. If you find yourself having to politely laugh at some 'suit's' cringy 'joke', then it's a barrel of laughs.

    I've been to loads of job interviews over the past few years, and 'humour' isn't on anyone's priority list (although it should be when you see some of the job descriptions)

    This forum used to have in its heading ''a place for teachers to let off steam'' and it would be sad to lose that.

    Perhaps it's the analogy that displeases me, rather than the sentiment?
    Mangleworzle and coffeekid like this.
  15. jacob

    jacob Lead commenter

    A good insult is a joy to behold. I have even laughed at some given to me on here. But Nanny (aka thought police) knows best.
  16. cissy3

    cissy3 Star commenter

    I would tell you how to get rid of them, but it would then prevent me from replying on the thread :D
  17. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    I don't mind the adverts.
    Knee jerk sexism and Jockism offends me.
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  18. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    Hence my comment about how selective it is.
    Something that is of course easy to cure if they can find the time
  19. cissy3

    cissy3 Star commenter

    Lol at j erk!

    Yep, offends me too, but I would tend against censorship, because I like to know, and counter, those sorts of things. Edit: (Down with these sorts of things :))

    I have to confess, I'd never come across so much ''Jockism'' before I joined TES. I just don't get it.
  20. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    Jerk? Really?
    No jerk chicken?
    A sudden jerk can't cause me to bang my elbow?
    And yet I bet I can call someone contemptibly foolish which is apparently the definition of the starred out word.
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