I recently got banned in this thread here for typing the word f*ck when bypassing the profanity filter. This was in response to gameroftheuk's post in which he typed the word 'f*ck' with the asterix in there.
I am not trying to dispute the reason I got banned, I bypassed a filter and if you break a rule, there are consequences, regardless of the rule. What I wasn't planning on was that my post would get deleted.
I made that post knowing that I would get banned for it, I made it to demonstrate a point. Just because gamerofhteuk put an asterix in place of the letter 'u' in f*ck, does that make the word any less offensive?
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If I read the word f*ck with the asterix in a thread, I will automatically know what the person is trying to communicate and if I was offended by the whole word, I would also be offended if it was implied.
By replacing a letter, you are implying that people aren't offended by the actual meaning of the word f*ck but the gift wrapping of the word, which is completly illogical.
This thread is basically a rant and I don't really expect any change to come of it, hell I have a strong feeling that this is going to be locked. I just want to hear justifications of why we have a profanity filter to block a certain sequence of letters but we can imply the meaning of those letters and not get banned.