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Re: Re: Profanity in the CB/Nodes

by parkprimus (Sexton)
on Jan 29, 2004 at 16:43 UTC ( #324959=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Profanity in the CB/Nodes
in thread Profanity in the CB/Nodes

The whole idea of a filter is not to change the meaning of the sentence or to fool the reader in anyway but to make it more exceptable for all readers. A more neutral word could be used but, it also could be more obvious to the reader that profanity was used.

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Re: Profanity in the CB/Nodes
by Abigail-II (Bishop) on Jan 29, 2004 at 17:20 UTC
    As I said, only the utterly naieve will find relief in such a filter. Either you change the meaning or intent of the poster - or you don't. If you don't, it's still profanity. "Shit" isn't profanity because it's an 's' followed by an 'h' followed by an 'i' and trailed by a 't'. It's the meaning that's important. Regardless whether you call 'shit', 'crap' or 'fluffy bun', it's the same smelly substance.

    What's in a name? That which we call a rose
    By any other name would smell as sweet.
    -- William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet


      Oh but think of the fun this type of filter could provide. Perhaps we could start another node, call it obfu-filter. By substituting one word that could be offenive to another person with another word that could be offensive to a different person, we could totally obscure the intent, readability, and meaning of the original writer.

      Perhaps we could replace all letters with ~, so there would be no confusion as to which word may have been offensive, hence no chance of offense.

      Have fun and thanks for an interesting reply!

Re: Re: Re: Profanity in the CB/Nodes
by thelenm (Vicar) on Jan 29, 2004 at 17:26 UTC

    I think it's obvious to the reader that profanity was used when the reader sees the word 'shit'. Seriously, if this mythical reader has a problem being exposed to such a word, it's their responsibility to disconnect their computer from the Internet.

    -- Mike

    XML::Simpler does not require XML::Parser or a SAX parser. It does require File::Slurp.
    -- grantm, perldoc XML::Simpler

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