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Old December 26, 2011, 03:42 PM   #1
Te Anau
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A disturbing trend.....

Ive noticed recently that there seems to be quite an increase in the amount of swearing being posted here at TFL.Sometimes its out and out swearing and sometimes the more juicy letters are substituted by !!!^}#%{*+¥£€><~ or the like.I hope this can be reigned in by moderators,as that kind of behavior simply doesnt belong here IMHO.
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Old December 26, 2011, 04:33 PM   #2
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It seems to go in cycles.

If you see it, report the post. TFL is an active forum, most of we mods have full-time jobs and other obligations, so we can't be everywhere all the time.
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Old December 26, 2011, 04:57 PM   #3
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As Mike said, every member should report any instances of inappropriate language when you see it. It almost always has to be disguised to make it past the language filter. Some very mild "swearing" isn't worth reporting, but the ones where letters have to be substituted so it doesn't turn into **** should be reported. That includes posts that already include the filtered **** words.

Maybe a definition of "mild swearing" should be given here. We don't get too upset when members use words like damn, hell, or even ass when not used to describe another member. Disparaging any TFL member is never a good idea. Note that the words I mentioned are not filtered words, so please don't insult us by trying to disguise those words (e.g., he!! or @ss). It just looks childish.
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Old December 27, 2011, 03:07 AM   #4
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harsh swearing, to me, is a demonstration of a person's lack of brains, and lack of command of language.
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