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    Why was my thread deleted ?

    I have a Question about AntiOnlines rules on deleting posts.

    I had a thread called "**** censorship" which was generating some good discussion.

    I'd like to know why it was deleted and who deleted it.

    I never got to read the end of the thread myself
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    I did, but unintentionally. I intended to delete the last post, but either I was too tired and bollixed it up, or there was a software error. Probably me. Unfortunately "undelete" isn't an option here.

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    H'm.. Ok.. well in that case I'll hijack this thread to continue the discussion..

    The main points were..
    This site might be public and might have open access for minors, but this is a site for IT professionals.
    Does a site like this need to supress some english words and allow other (worse) words.
    Why supress a word that is the best bang for a buck when it comes to expressing you emotions ?

    I know that things have changed in previous years when the site exchanged hands from JP to JupiterMedia and that it might be in the spirit of the clean and wholesom Jupm to not allow cusswords.

    If anyone can provide me with a studdy that suggests that words like **** are bad for minors please do, cause I sure as hell can't find any.
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    Guess it was my fault

    JP:

    So you intended to delete my post? I understand it may have been a bit immature but I was just trying to make a simple point.

    The word **** means nothing and in this day and age has become a word used by both "Intelligent" and "Less than intelligent" people. Including myself.

    I find it quite interesting (disturbing) that a thread with "Censorship" as a title was removed.

    Not trying to cause trouble, as I have always tried very hard to restrain my inner child. But I think that Jinx's original thoughts were important, as this is a real issue.

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    Seriously folks, I support Joe on this one................

    It cannot be "censorship" if everyone knows what you said?

    F*** Off

    Is pretty obvious, is it not?.............hardly "censorship"?

    It is the way that professional publications over here handle things, so Jupiter Media is only following what I would consider to be normal guidelines/practise?

    No big deal?
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    Originally posted here by nihil
    Seriously folks, I support Joe on this one................

    It cannot be "censorship" if everyone knows what you said?

    F*** Off

    Is pretty obvious, is it not?.............hardly "censorship"?

    It is the way that professional publications over here handle things, so Jupiter Media is only following what I would consider to be normal guidelines/practise?

    No big deal?

    Heheh I think that is funny considering I have never met any group of people that use the F-Bomb more in a normal conversation than the Brits!

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    Folks, the acceptable use policy has been in place since we became the publishers of the site, the fact that is wasn't enforced, notwithstanding. But the guideline has always been present.

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    Originally posted here by JPNYC
    Folks, the acceptable use policy has been in place since we became the publishers of the site, the fact that is wasn't enforced, notwithstanding. But the guideline has always been present.


    You are just doing your job Joe, I think we all understand that. I think the original policy is the issue.


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    Hey Nicolas old mate! this is Johnno................

    Joe is correct in my humble opinion...............this isn't a censorship issue .............

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    See, that did not get censored did it?



    I still say that there is no censorship on this site. But, as we are talking about it, how is The Specialist?..................like him to let rip would you?

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    I guess I'll throw in my 2 cents again...

    The sole purpose of language is to communicate a feeling or an idea...that IS what language is used for...

    words by themselves have no moral or ethical contentation ( content ) in and of themselves...it is the use...the context...that decides the moral value...

    it is ridiculous, having any understanding of the function of language, to restrict it's use based upon archaic and puritan notions of morality...

    having said that, and having pointed out in my deleted post, that I do not make a habit of it myself, there are times when the situation calls for it that these words should not only be acceptable but should a part of our regular vocabulary...

    based upon the fact that language is expression, expression used to convey an idea or feeling in such a way that it is understood and is representative of what the person is trying to get accross

    if I spill coffee all over my desk I'm not going to say...oh, darn...as that is not what I am feeling at the moment and therefore is not properly using the purpose of language...what I am going to say is...godda#m sonofab@t#h, f%ck why'd I do that...that properly conveys my sentiments of the moment...

    when used in a proper context they are valid according to the rules and purpose of language...the only time they are not is when they are used out of context...like everyone knows someone who swears just for the sake of swearing...
    eg. I went to the f@ckin' store today and bought this great...&lt; this is an improper use of these words and can be incredibly f#cking annoying.

    the rules and purpose of language is to communicate a proper representation of what the person is trying to convey...it has nothing to do with puritan morality or archaic notions of ethics...if language is restricted in it's proper use then it is rendered ineffective as a way to communicate the proper meaning that is meant to be conveyed

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