Discuss: New Warning System - page 3
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Jun 10, '05I got warned :chuckle Didn't realise that system untill I got a message.
For a second I was thinking WTFO? But I realised why - auto-censor. Didn't know it till then.
Hey cool - atleast I know for what I'll get "ticketed" and for how much.
And being a MOD at a teen-help website, I understand the need I suppose. having 75,000 members to watch over is mind-boggling :uhoh21:
Jun 13, '05Believe me I learned the hard way it is MUCH easier for newcomers to open up and participate when they know they won't get chewed up and spit out. At least that is how I feel. You may think you want to be free and uncensored, I did for a time, but once I got to an uncensored site I was sadly mistaken. In my experience anyway the people at the uncensored site actually enjoy chewing you up and spitting you out. I realize I am not a premium member here but believe me I would be if I could. I 100% agree with this warning system especially since it is no longer public.
Jun 18, '05Imagine my surprise-I used a pretty tame four letter word in a PM and got an automatic warning.,...(you know the thing they build across the river to stop the water and make a pond? That word..... :chuckle I was peeved....but I'll get over it...or I'll leave.....we all have the same 2 choices......
Jun 18, '05Quote from ktwlpnI'm sorry but to censor that word is just ridiculous IMHO.Imagine my surprise-I used a pretty tame four letter word in a PM and got an automatic warning.,...(you know the thing they build across the river to stop the water and make a pond? That word..... :chuckle I was peeved....but I'll get over it...or I'll leave.....we all have the same 2 choices......
Jun 19, '05My question in relation to "foul" language etc.......
We here in Oz use words which are peculair to us Australians. We use "slang" words frequently during the course of our speech. More often than not, those words are NOT offensive, insulting, racist etc. Cartainly NOT to us Aussies, anyway. lol. So, how will you monitor our posts insofar as whether or not the post contains words you folks "up there", might deem offensive, racist, insulting?, when in real terms, the words are very much part of our Aussie vernacular?
For example, you folks use the term "fanny" to describe a persons backside. Here in Oz, the word is used as "slang" for; genitalia/vagina. Hence, to us, it's probably offensive to have someone say or write that word. How do we get around that?
Jun 20, '05Quote from ktwlpnhmmm... the word damn is not in the censor word list, i'm not sure what you are referring to? maybe i'm not good at the whole 4 letter word puzzle that you gave maybe there is a glitch in the system? where you got warned by the auto bot when you shouldn't have???imagine my surprise-i used a pretty tame four letter word in a pm and got an automatic warning.,...(you know the thing they build across the river to stop the water and make a pond?
if you have a question or a dispute to a warning, please respond to the warning and we can take a look into it. the system is new, and it's not perfect and we will try and work our way towards imporiving it. thanksLast edit by brian on Jun 20, '05
Jun 20, '05admin note: please do not discuss your warnings in this thread, if you have a question with a warning or think that there was an error, please respond to the warning. thanks
Jun 20, '05THanks<brian-I'll do that.I wasn't really complaining about it here-just telling my tale........
Jun 20, '05This is the first time I've come across this thread, so I read it in its entirety to see how it unfolded. I'm glad to hear the "public warning" part has been cancelled.
I'm sure as time passes, the kinks in the "warning system" will be corrected. Fun and learning can take place without the brutality of dirty language or insulting phrases. We are adults, so we should be held to that level when communicating with one another. Afterall, we are not only adults, but we are either entering a profession or already working in a profession that calls for us to be sensitive to others feelings and lifestyles. It's NOT all about us! Out of the mouth can come evil or good..........let's choose good.