"Just remember what ol' Jack Burton does when the earth quakes, the poison arrows fall from the sky, and the pillars of Heaven shake. Yeah, Jack Burton just looks that big old storm right in the eye and says, 'Give me your best shot. I can take it.'" -- Big Trouble in Little China
I tolerate and somewhat understand the need to have a profanity filter on the majority of the forums here at the Safehouse. After all, I think the strict moderation and filters on hand have played a part in making The Safehouse one of the best message boards on the web.
However, while reading fiction stories in the fireplace, it becomes extremely ******* distracting when intense dialogue is interrupted by a bunch of ******* ****stars****
So I ask, as a long-time lurker and extremely rare poster, uncensor the ******* fireplace message board, can't we let just a little bit of the first amendment trickle into this wonderful on-line community? I mean for ****'s sake!
Aidden, I had no idea if it would be a simple alteration or a major code change, so I realize now that this is unfeasible.
I am also familiar with the first amendment and understand that it, in no way, pertains to an on-line message board... It is just frustrating when reading a work of fiction and being torn from the story to figure out what word the ***'s are replacing.
Anyways, I will go back into lurker mode and remain in an oppressed, saddened state.
As long as writers try to think creatively and avoid words like diet, ****, fluffy, ****, ect....in place of something equally dramatic to make their point (vulk, vulking? shite? god damnit?), there shouldn't be a problem. Hell, having written enough of my own stories, seeing it censored probably pisses the writer off more than it does the reader. But the writer probably reviews it and decides to live with it instead of trying to express in a different way simply to see their own words back at them.
So, ya know, maybe save dragging out the 1st amendment for somewhere that it really needs to be dragged out?
(And Aidden, I'm severly disappointed you took diet and fluffy, and probably this shows, out of the word filter)
I don't want to live in a world where there are no consequences for being stupid. A few thousand years ago these users would have been eaten by lions.