i have edited the title of the thread to remove a word that is not allowed. it was disguised with a symbol and a violation of tos. here is the area of tos this is referenced within:
contrary to popular belief, this is not a public board. you are all guests here. we have the right to edit posts that violate our forum guidelines or remove members at any time. nothing should ever be posted here that you would not say in front of a crowd of strangers. don't post anything distasteful or anything you feel might offend someone else. pg-13 type language in all forums, including off -topic.
as many of you know, in addition to the discussions we have for our own benefit, we also present a showcase to the lurkers and fence-sitters (and we do have one lurker per three to four registered users). we do have a word filter which will catch a few foul terms, but it is not the solution nor should it be the solution.
using faintly disguised obscenities with creative or phonetic spelling
basically shows disrespect for your hosts. we are here voluntarily, including the moderators and the forum admins, because we are trying to maintain a forum worthy of the tradition started on allnurses.com. please show your appreciation for the venue we provide.
if it is not deliberate disrespect for the others, then it could be the inability to express a thought without spicing it indiscriminately with foul language. while strong words have their place and time, a public forum in which polite conduct has been requested is not the time or the place for them.
thank you in advance for understanding. please feel free to pm me if you have any questions.