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What's your opinion?

Swearing is wrong.
1 (3.7%)
I don't like it, but I don't care if others do it.
6 (22.2%)
Swearing isn't a big deal.
16 (59.3%)
I don't care/have mixed veiws.
4 (14.8%)

Total Members Voted: 27

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« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2013, 07:31:31 PM »
Anyone who wants to see two hours of grade-A swearing check out the movie 44 Inch Chest. One of my favs.

Boy does that sound like a porn title.
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« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2013, 08:47:11 PM »
I swear sometimes. I don't lace my sentences with swears, but I'm sure as hell not one of those people that say, "ONLY DUMB PEOPLE USE SWEAR WORDS." Random and meaningless comparison, but that's like people who think they're smart by putting periods and commas outside of quotation marks (which will forever be incorrect). Anyway, whether you swear or not is not a sign of intelligence or lack thereof.

The only place it will bother me is if someone I know is just swearing away or whatever in front of children or in social situations where it's just completely unnecessary. I also don't swear around people I don't know until I get to know them. While I always respect senior authority, it just feels strange swearing around people who are quite a bit older than me because it's like.... like...... I'm still a kid to them, so it's just weird.
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« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2013, 12:04:14 PM »
I don't care about the censored words.  As long as I can still say [hindquarters] then I'm fine--wait, we can't say that?  [Darn] it!  Argh!
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« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2013, 01:39:16 PM »
Right now there're only about three swears that aren't censored, and the only reason they seem to not be is because the censors are stupid and don't know how to distinguish between individual words and those strings of characters contained within non-swear words. So, if said swears were censored, innocent words like "association," "passive," "shell," and "hello" would have censored parts. In other words, it over-censors.
Deezer and I have been trying to come up with a solution, but we haven't been successful yet. So for now those words remain uncensored, even though they would be if we could. But just because they're not censored doesn't mean it's a good idea to use those words.

The third word I have no idea why it's not censored, but I imagine it's for the same reason and I just can't think of an example, or it's the fact that it can be a person's name. *Shrug*

Anyway, the point is, everyone should use discretion, myself included.

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« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2013, 03:25:35 PM »
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Maybe there could be a line of code that says that IF the word is found on Dictionary.com AND is not the word being censored, THEN allow it.

Also for the third word, I got nothing because I don't know what the word is
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Sapphira

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« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2013, 06:28:14 PM »
I don't think the censors are that sophisticated. The solution that seemed most promising was to put a space before and after the word to be censored, to basically isolate the word, but that didn't pan out because it won't let you put a space at the beginning. (It worked for putting a space AFTER it, but not before.)
The censor options are "check whole words only" or not, and "ignore case." The "check whole words only" option would've been good, but unfortunately, it would apply to ALL the words on the censored list, not just individual ones we choose. And we're not gonna do that because it'd be a lot easier to bypass the censors, as they wouldn't take tenses and plurals and superlatives and compound words into consideration. (That's the problem with the censors in the chatroom; it basically checks whole words only, allowing a lot of otherwise censored words through.)

So yeah.

The third word is a nickname for Richard.
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« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2013, 06:59:43 PM »
Then add all the variations you can think of with spaces and periods after and use "check whole words only."

All things considered it'd be less work than editing them out of posts manually... though the list seems to be an admin-only zone.
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« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2013, 08:40:32 PM »
Man, I remember when we were ragging on David Dayton for censoring swears.
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« Reply #23 on: January 16, 2013, 04:14:43 PM »
Generally, I rather find swearing or cussing to be distasteful, especially in mixed company. Occasionally, however, I find it to be appropriate. Generally in everyday conversation, I avoid saying distasteful words. these words have a dynamic potency. they can cause mixed reactions and certainly convey great emotion. when used appropriately, I think they are fine. This is especially true in art: music, poetry, and prose. Such words, however, lose their potent capacity once they are hurled about in the way a high schooler would use the word "like."

A couple of examples that I have in mind:

The band fun's recent hit song "Some Nights" has what I would call a "well-placed" f-bomb.

Mumford and Son's song Little Lion Man also uses the word well.

Bands like blink-182, however, hurl it around so much that it looses its power to convey anything of substance.
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« Reply #24 on: January 21, 2013, 06:48:50 PM »
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYYBJ8XRdh4" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYYBJ8XRdh4</a>

(this video has a swear word in it)
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« Reply #25 on: January 21, 2013, 10:46:13 PM »
I [censored]ing hate it


but in serious: I kinda agree with Koopaslaya. There are times when it can be ok, and times when it's outright inappropriate.
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« Reply #26 on: February 09, 2013, 01:19:57 PM »
I love swearing and the use of expletives in a comedic sense; even if not used to tell a joke, if the situation is comedic then its great. I don't think it does much good for any matter of seriousness though. I don't particularly mind it, except in the case of casual swearing; people who swear casually automatically give the impression of being for lack of a better word stupid, at least to me.
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Insane Steve

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« Reply #27 on: February 09, 2013, 01:40:05 PM »
Generally I won't swear often in more formal social settings, but I swear in ways that'd make a drunk sailor blush when with friends/talking to myself.

I also see some things will never change here :P
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« Reply #28 on: February 09, 2013, 10:30:35 PM »
My only problem with swearing begins and ends with overuse, much like economic inflation or food garnishes. If you say 'em all the time, they lose their significance and impact, whether it be rooted in anger, sadness, joy, or comedy. My swears are doled out like a semi-finite resource, and I'd encourage others to do the same.
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Insane Steve

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« Reply #29 on: February 10, 2013, 02:41:13 AM »
Almost forgot: swears of different "types" come out very differently for me.

I have a difficult time ever using swears that are meant to demean people with a specific attribute (racial/gender slurs, etc.) - even demonstratively.
I tend to avoid but will sometimes use blasphemous swears.
I use scatological swears, at least with familiars, about as fluidly as I'll use any other non-offensive word in the English language. I have been known to drop f-bombs at a rate of at least one per sentence when I'm on certain tangents (or drunk). I am well aware this completely causes them to lose their meaning if you know me well enough. Meh.
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