Higher Standard Required : Banned Words

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  1. Destee

    Destee destee.com STAFF

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    Hello Everyone,

    We have that really long thread, titled Cursing - Swearing - Expletives - Etc.! that lists deep within it our Banned Words and it shows how we grew into this list.

    You are encouraged to read that thread if you'd like, but for the sake of clarity I'm listing those 9 banned words here ... just in case that's all you really want to know. They are:

    nigge* - **** - puss* - cli* - cun* - dic* - shi* - as* - bitc*

    If you type these words in their entirety, they will be astericked out. Please refrain from using partial spellings of them, in an attempt to get around the fact that they are banned.

    I hope everyone understands that it simply isn't possible for one forum to satisfy the needs and desires of everyone. Some will feel that their flow is hindered because these words are not displayed in their entirety. There will be others that feel comfortable browsing this forum because they won't run into these words.

    While it is difficult to find that happy medium, it's my job to try and do.

    You all know that I'm open to workable solutions and very flexible. This issue ultimately comes down to satisfying myself regarding the integrity and wholesomeness of this forum ... or satisfying everyone else's desire to be able to say whatever they please. If you have suggestions on how both can be achieved, I'd love to hear them.

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    Hello Family,

    The 9 words listed above are the original ones added to the list, but since that time, the list has grown. It will continue to grow as we see words added to the community that are considered inappropriate by the Moderating Team. You'll know these words, because when you type them, they will be astericked out, ******.

    Please try to refrain from going around this feature by spelling the word in a different way. It makes us think you have no respect for how we'd like things to be done here.

    Thanks.

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    I guess cussing is also not allowed in poetry but I understand Sis.
     
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    Pharaoh Jah ... Welcome to the Family and Thanks for joining us. Our banned word policy has been one of the most difficult areas of administration to resolve, especially as it pertains to poetry, but yes ... it applies across our forum, including poetry.

    I appreciate your understanding, thank you Brother. Please make yourself at home.

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    I typed the word J*** and it came up J*** as a J*** musician I am trying to figure out how the word j*** is is being blocked out?????? Super curious and baffled. Help me out.
     
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    Sun Ship ... Welcome to the Family!

    I'm not sure what your word is ... more letters please? :)

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    jazz ? ... it's working now

    i did edit the settings, it was asterick-ing out jazz before ... but it shouldn't now ... sorry for the inconvenience.

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    Let me type it and see. Jazz. If that appeared, that's cool.

    When Jazz becomes profane to the creative and cuturally aware, then its time to run to the hills of another planet.

    Thank you and be peaceful,

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    bringing it back to the top!
    as this list to be updated soon
    but to get an ideal on what's new or added
    here are some addition to the list
    Dic*
    puss*
    Nigg**
    Bitc*
    As*
    Cun*
    Cli*
    ****
    Dam*
    shi*
    Ho*
    [email protected]**
    F***
    A**H**
    ti***es

    if their is any more that was added it will be
    updated very soon but we have as few as possible

    TEENS..........are not allowed to cuss / use of foul
    language is prohibited it will be breaking our forum/chat
    rules we are for the best intrest and safety of the teens
    and breaking these rules can result in lost of membership

    they are all banned and should not be used
    in any other form or respelled ways to get
    around them by adding letters / space or any
    creativity to get it out they all will come out
    with the ***** this will help you know that word
    is banned and you can reframe it in a different way
    by using a word that may fill in to fit or express
    surely and truely we are not trying to hinder any flow
    but express our best intrest in the community this all
    say that here is not a anything goes place we respect
    and honor everyone and their well beings here with
    upmost.....
     
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    Thanks for the update
     
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