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Administration => Forum Administration => Topic started by: cybercoma on March 10, 2017, 09:02:12 am

Title: Host Censorship
Post by: cybercoma on March 10, 2017, 09:02:12 am
So the host is censoring words through the forum software to appease advertisers. Just a heads up.

You can still say motherfucker though. That's not off limits. The rest of Carlin's Seven Dirty Words are though.
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: JMT on March 10, 2017, 09:18:29 am
So the host is censoring words through the forum software to appease advertisers. Just a heads up.

You can still say motherfucker though. That's not off limits. The rest of Carlin's Seven Dirty Words are though.

Yeah, I see that now - I'd have to pay for add free credits to stop that.
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: kimmy on March 10, 2017, 09:34:13 am
aw, fizzityuck. Those Orwellian monkeyfathers are oppressing me!   This is bullshift! Bullshift!  Those dock-sucking sons of ditches.

 -k
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: cybercoma on March 10, 2017, 12:14:55 pm
Yeah, I see that now - I'd have to pay for add free credits to stop that.
Is this something they  just implemented because I'm pretty sure I've used "bad" words before without the censorship.

Maybe I didn't notice before because you had a trial period with the forum software?
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: cybercoma on March 10, 2017, 12:16:59 pm
Ehhh $15 a month. And you disabled the arcade, you bastard.
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: JMT on March 10, 2017, 01:41:22 pm
Ehhh $15 a month. And you disabled the arcade, you bastard.

I did?
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: dia on March 10, 2017, 01:43:28 pm
Ehhh $15 a month. And you disabled the arcade, you bastard.

I think the drinks cost more now too.   :(
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: cybercoma on March 10, 2017, 01:53:58 pm
I did?
According to the host's website you get a mini-arcade with this forum software. I don't see no damn arcade. heh
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: JMT on March 10, 2017, 02:33:00 pm
I've turned it on, but I don't see anything?
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: ?Impact on March 10, 2017, 02:39:20 pm
I've turned it on, but I don't see anything?
I want my money back unless I get the arcade. This is false advertising.
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: BC_cheque on March 10, 2017, 03:21:26 pm
So the host is censoring words through the forum software to appease advertisers. Just a heads up.

You can still say motherfucker though. That's not off limits. The rest of Carlin's Seven Dirty Words are though.

Fuck off.
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: BC_cheque on March 10, 2017, 03:23:30 pm
This is bull shit.
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: BC_cheque on March 10, 2017, 03:37:36 pm
Is this something they  just implemented because I'm pretty sure I've used "bad" words before without the censorship.

Maybe I didn't notice before because you had a trial period with the forum software?

The ads are new.  I didn't come around for a while and it was the first thing I noticed when I came back. 
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: BC_cheque on March 10, 2017, 04:16:21 pm
I've turned it on, but I don't see anything?

I see it.
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: JMT on March 10, 2017, 05:17:42 pm
I see it.

Yeah, it appeared ~15 mins later.
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: cybercoma on March 10, 2017, 08:01:48 pm
Nice! An arcade that I'll never use. hehe
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: Moonlight Graham on March 14, 2017, 07:04:25 pm
cocksucker mothefucker bitch-tits
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: JMT on March 22, 2017, 08:29:00 pm
I can see your bitch-tits.
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: Moonlight Graham on March 30, 2017, 08:05:55 pm
i see what you did there.
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: dia on April 02, 2017, 06:28:42 pm
I have joined the ranks of the banned (for a week); this is because I made a joke about shooting SJWs which is 'invoking' violence.   Another poster made a joke about pitting conservatives against each other so they could bludgeon each other to death, but that post remains.   Perhaps SJWs are in short supply so even joking about their demise is not allowed, whereas a thinning of conservatives is needed?      ;D

All joking aside, I am amused.  Especially since I was warned once, didn't see the warning, referred back to my original joke and was summarily banned for ignoring the first warning.  Ah well, I'm pretty sure I was spending too much time there anyway.   


Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: ?Impact on April 03, 2017, 10:45:35 am
Ah well, I'm pretty sure I was spending too much time there anyway.

I was banned for a week, three weeks ago, for someone's interpretation of something I said. Haven't been back.
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: bcsapper on April 03, 2017, 11:26:25 am
I have joined the ranks of the banned (for a week); this is because I made a joke about shooting SJWs which is 'invoking' violence.   Another poster made a joke about pitting conservatives against each other so they could bludgeon each other to death, but that post remains.   Perhaps SJWs are in short supply so even joking about their demise is not allowed, whereas a thinning of conservatives is needed?      ;D

All joking aside, I am amused.  Especially since I was warned once, didn't see the warning, referred back to my original joke and was summarily banned for ignoring the first warning.  Ah well, I'm pretty sure I was spending too much time there anyway.

You got suspended for that?  Did they give any reason why the bludgeoning post could remain?
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: dia on April 03, 2017, 08:07:41 pm
You got suspended for that?  Did they give any reason why the bludgeoning post could remain?
I think its a complaint driven system.  My post was complained about, the other wasn't.  Although from the email I got, the banning may have been cause the moderator thought I was ignoring his earlier warning.
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: kimmy on April 05, 2017, 09:11:09 am
FUCK.

 -k
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: SirJohn on April 05, 2017, 11:56:27 am
You got suspended for that?  Did they give any reason why the bludgeoning post could remain?

I have spoken to MH on that sort of issue and his reply is that they do not feel there is any requirement for consistency in their judgments.

Right now there are basically three lunatics there posting most of the topics, one allegedly from Turkey, one from the far fringes of the left whose only interest, it seems, is a frenzied condemnation of anything related to the US or the West, and the third a dullard of the far right who calls himself a white rights activist. It's sad, really, since all of them are conspiracy freaks and none of them are capable of any rational discussion.
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: Omni on April 05, 2017, 12:18:30 pm
Well if MH said that then I will wholeheartedly agree. A lack of consistency is one thing that is consistent. And MH is far from the worst over there. 
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: cybercoma on April 05, 2017, 12:30:51 pm
all of them are conspiracy freaks and none of them are capable of any rational discussion.
That's the common denominator because that is one of the mods in a nutshell. These are his kinfolk: irrational conspiracy theory loving gadflies.

I've got to imagine the other two mods just banging their heads on a brick wall at this point.

For as wrong as I think you are about immigration, at least you're not an imbecile. You have honest discussions, even if I think some of your views are stupid. In other words, you don't troll and I wouldn't call you a troll even though I disagree with many of the things you say. But that's not what the majority of posts are over there now.

And even if these people honestly believe the nonsensical garbage that they post, that's irrelevant. You don't claim to have a forum for intelligent discussion and then turn around and foster bottom-of-the-barrel conspiracy trash.
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: Omni on April 05, 2017, 01:42:15 pm
That's the common denominator because that is one of the mods in a nutshell. These are his kinfolk: irrational conspiracy theory loving gadflies.

I've got to imagine the other two mods just banging their heads on a brick wall at this point.

For as wrong as I think you are about immigration, at least you're not an imbecile. You have honest discussions, even if I think some of your views are stupid. In other words, you don't troll and I wouldn't call you a troll even though I disagree with many of the things you say. But that's not what the majority of posts are over there now.

And even if these people honestly believe the nonsensical garbage that they post, that's irrelevant. You don't claim to have a forum for intelligent discussion and then turn around and foster bottom-of-the-barrel conspiracy trash.

I was recently chastised by the mod you speak of for simply hounding one of those gadfly's (the most recent 9-11 one) to try and answer a couple of pertinent questions that he obviously couldn't/wouldn't,  and that made his conspiracy theory look a little thin. I didn't realize there was such a conspiracy to protect conspiracy theories, but I'm seeing it now.
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: poochy on April 05, 2017, 09:46:45 pm

And even if these people honestly believe the nonsensical garbage that they post, that's irrelevant. You don't claim to have a forum for intelligent discussion and then turn around and foster bottom-of-the-barrel conspiracy trash.

That's 100 percent it in my opinion, its all so dishonest, what's the point in arguing on either side, but the way that site is run you might think they would be just as happy if it was only nutters posting and replying to their own crazy posts.
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: SirJohn on April 06, 2017, 02:17:43 pm
I was recently chastised by the mod you speak of for simply hounding one of those gadfly's (the most recent 9-11 one) to try and answer a couple of pertinent questions that he obviously couldn't/wouldn't,  and that made his conspiracy theory look a little thin. I didn't realize there was such a conspiracy to protect conspiracy theories, but I'm seeing it now.

I'll go you one better. I was admonished the other day for telling a poster who said he found nothing wrong with the writings of noted white supremacists that this showed his poor judgement.
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: Omni on April 06, 2017, 02:28:23 pm
I'll go you one better. I was admonished the other day for telling a poster who said he found nothing wrong with the writings of noted white supremacists that this showed his poor judgement.

 I wouldn't have to think very long to come up with the party's whom you refer to.
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: the_squid on April 11, 2017, 07:55:52 pm
FUCK.

 -k

 :o
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: segnosaur on May 08, 2017, 11:50:24 am
All joking aside, I am amused.  Especially since I was warned once, didn't see the warning, referred back to my original joke and was summarily banned for ignoring the first warning.  Ah well, I'm pretty sure I was spending too much time there anyway.
Something similar happened to me there...

Someone posted a reference to an article. I pointed out the fact that the source of the article was poor (something that even one of the co-moderators had done on occasion). My posting was deleted, but I didn't get the warning. I assumed I made a mistake in posting so I re-posted my comment, and got suspended.

Have to say, at least one of the moderators there has become a complete and total idiot.

Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: segnosaur on May 08, 2017, 11:54:58 am
Right now there are basically three lunatics there posting most of the topics, one allegedly from Turkey, one from the far fringes of the left whose only interest, it seems, is a frenzied condemnation of anything related to the US or the West, and the third a dullard of the far right who calls himself a white rights activist.
You'll have to be more specific about that... there are 2 there that I would classify as "dullards of the far right"... one that openly admits to getting his information from neo-nazi literature, the other that praises that very same individual.

You're forgetting another lunatic... the one who likes to cut and past from christian web sites (with fancy colored fonts) yet seems unwilling/unable to actually create her own content.
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: segnosaur on May 08, 2017, 12:02:52 pm
One weird bit of censorship...

The word 'cracked'.  (Its a name used by a humor website.) Not sure why that one would be banned by the software. Perhaps they are concerned about how it may refer to hacking/computer security, but the word has so many connotations.

Jimmy cracked corn, and I don't care.
Jimmy cracked corn, and I don't care.
Jimmy cracked corn, and I don't care.

Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: Omni on May 08, 2017, 01:42:53 pm
Something similar happened to me there...

Someone posted a reference to an article. I pointed out the fact that the source of the article was poor (something that even one of the co-moderators had done on occasion). My posting was deleted, but I didn't get the warning. I assumed I made a mistake in posting so I re-posted my comment, and got suspended.

Have to say, at least one of the moderators there has become a complete and total idiot.

I had something similar as well. I logged in and went into a thread and responded to the most previous post that had been made by the "Head Troll" ( I think might know who I mean...all things Canadian ) before I realized that he/she had completely derailed the thread. My bad I guess for not reading up the page before responding. Guess who got suspended? Not the troll who had done the initial derailment. And that member seems to get away with same constantly.
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: segnosaur on May 08, 2017, 04:07:31 pm
I had something similar as well. I logged in and went into a thread and responded to the most previous post that had been made by the "Head Troll" ( I think might know who I mean...all things Canadian ) before I realized that he/she had completely derailed the thread. My bad I guess for not reading up the page before responding. Guess who got suspended? Not the troll who had done the initial derailment. And that member seems to get away with same constantly.
Not only were the moderators inconsistent, I'd also question why they are so concerned with keeping threads "on topic".

Yes, sometimes a troll can derail an interesting and legitimate thread, but sometimes discussions evolve over time, and the resulting topics can be just as interesting (if not more so) than the original discussions.
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: JMT on May 08, 2017, 08:19:15 pm
I shouldn't have bought web traffic - they used up my swear jar.
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: dia on May 08, 2017, 10:47:54 pm
I shouldn't have bought web traffic - they used up my swear jar.

How does that work??   
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: JMT on May 09, 2017, 12:06:31 pm
I bought a certain number of ad free credits (25K) and then bought 10K worth of views in terms of web traffic.  It used up the ad free credits.  I'll buy more when I'm back from Hong Kong next week.
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: kimmy on June 12, 2017, 11:18:06 pm
Penis? Penises?  p3n1s?   Dong? dongs?

 -k
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: MH on June 13, 2017, 05:08:27 am
What ?
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: kimmy on June 13, 2017, 08:52:08 am
Just testing the electric fence, Michael.

dick dicks dongs tits titz boobs boobz topless ass butt booty dickbutt pussy cooter clam anal sex blowjob hummer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEefiEEkPbk

 -k
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: JMT on June 13, 2017, 09:03:20 am
I took the electric fence down again.  It might take a few minutes.
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: kimmy on June 13, 2017, 11:19:42 pm
I hope you didn't spend hard-earned money just so that we can swear.  Because we can certainly find ways around the autocensor if it's any burden on you. 

I fizzityuckin' guarantee it.

 -k
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: JMT on June 13, 2017, 11:31:36 pm
It's just under $10 CAD for 25000 impressions.  I wouldn't have ran out so fast if I hadn't foolishly bought web traffic.
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: MH on June 14, 2017, 06:22:22 am
There's nothing wrong with adults typing swear words here and there.  I hardly ever do it online, as I don't usually need to.
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: MH on June 14, 2017, 09:55:24 am
In what context ?  i can't believe I would have cared enough about this topic other than in moderating, in which case it's a boring topic to discuss enforcement of rules.
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: JMT on June 14, 2017, 12:39:50 pm
In what context ?  i can't believe I would have cared enough about this topic other than in moderating, in which case it's a boring topic to discuss enforcement of rules.

You had to get rid of swearing I was using in a quote.  I was mad at you for it.  I forgive you.  For now...:P
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: MH on June 14, 2017, 01:12:31 pm
You had to get rid of swearing I was using in a quote.  I was mad at you for it.  I forgive you.  For now...:P

That is maybe one of the top irritants about being a moderator: people lobbying you and hectoring you to ignore rules set by others.  And the utter outrage when you disagree with them.  The outrage !
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: JMT on June 15, 2017, 12:33:24 pm
I know - I dislike that and so now I've paid 7.00 US so then next 25000 page visits are uncensored and ad free.
As for the N word - I think we only give it power by lending it power.  It would be an interesting discussion.
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: kimmy on June 18, 2017, 10:48:02 am
"Shift, digger!  I'm just looking for some kitties!"   -text message auto-correct.

 -k
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: Moonlight Graham on June 18, 2017, 07:27:05 pm
Boobies.  I have boobies.  I like titties.  Testing titties.
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: segnosaur on June 19, 2017, 02:39:20 pm
I hope you didn't spend hard-earned money just so that we can swear.  Because we can certainly find ways around the autocensor if it's any burden on you. 
I have to agree...

I appreciate you running this forum... You've done your bit to give us a place to discuss stuff. We can certainly make our points without swearing.
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: JMT on June 19, 2017, 02:47:50 pm
I have to agree...

I appreciate you running this forum... You've done your bit to give us a place to discuss stuff. We can certainly make our points without swearing.

Well, we have 22000 more page views of add free content- I'll decide after that if I keep paying the money.  I don't encourage swearing - I simply feel it should be allowed for reasons or art and expression.
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: kimmy on June 24, 2017, 10:32:44 am
god dammit
god dammit
god dammit
god dammit
god dammit
god dammit
god dammit
god dammit
god dammit


 -k
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: dia on June 24, 2017, 11:02:24 am
god dammit
god dammit
god dammit
god dammit
god dammit
god dammit
god dammit
god dammit
god dammit


 -k

Tough start to the weekend?
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: kimmy on June 24, 2017, 11:45:05 am
god damnit

 -k
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: MH on June 29, 2017, 01:09:03 pm
Who is Sir. John ?
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: SirJohn on June 29, 2017, 01:34:45 pm
Who is Sir. John ?

You ask this so close to Canada Day? You should be ashamed!
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: MH on June 29, 2017, 01:53:14 pm
Seriously though...
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: SirJohn on June 29, 2017, 05:14:03 pm
Seriously though...

Seriously, what does it matter? As far as I'm concerned, the major problem with discussion forums is people's need to personalize political and ideological discussions. Thus instead of discussing those ideas in a congenial atmosphere we feel the need to slap at the people who wrote them, just so they're certain of how indignant we are that they disagree with us.

It should not, in other words, matter who wrote the words. The words themselves are what should concern people who are interested in discussion.
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: MH on June 29, 2017, 05:37:48 pm
Yes but I would rather find out right away if you're an asshole than figure it out over 1/2 a day or so...
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: SirJohn on June 29, 2017, 06:04:24 pm
Yes but I would rather find out right away if you're an asshole than figure it out over 1/2 a day or so...

Everyone here is an asshole sometimes. The trick is to minimize the times YOU'RE an asshole.
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: MH on June 29, 2017, 06:47:45 pm
You mean maximize.
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: SirJohn on June 29, 2017, 07:21:58 pm
You mean maximize.

Only if your ambition is to be Donald Trump.
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: dia on June 29, 2017, 10:19:13 pm
Seriously though...

You'll figure it out soon enough.  I did, and I'm remarkably dumb at stuff like that.   :)
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: kimmy on July 10, 2017, 08:54:40 pm
god damn motherfucking son of a bitch

fuck! fuck! fuck!

SHIIIITTTT. BULLSHIT! BULLSHIT!!


 -k
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: the_squid on July 10, 2017, 11:48:52 pm
god damn motherfucking son of a bitch

fuck! fuck! fuck!

SHIIIITTTT. BULLSHIT! BULLSHIT!!


 -k

You hittin' the sauce again?
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: kimmy on July 10, 2017, 11:59:06 pm
god damnit! fuck fuck fuck.  I think I accidentally nuked the All Purpose Music Thread.

I didn't even think that was possible here. I don't have any super-powers on this forum, do I?

fuck!

 -k
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: JMT on July 11, 2017, 01:10:26 am
I can still see it?
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: JMT on July 11, 2017, 01:16:28 am
So, in answer to the question you asked me, I'm going to have to go with the third option.  If you still can't find it, look harder or start a new one  :P.
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: kimmy on July 11, 2017, 02:41:26 am
No seriously bro I'm still not seeing it.  I notice that threads I started myself have a "Remove" button in the first message, and I am wondering if that might have happened. Can you check and see if there are any options to unhide the thread, or similar?

 -k
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: JMT on July 11, 2017, 07:54:28 am
MH posted in it - can you see it now?
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: kimmy on July 11, 2017, 09:05:05 am
I can see it now. The last post I made (or attempted to make?) isn't there.

I must have hit wrong buttons when I was trying to post, but I can't figure out how.  I even tried using the search button to find it. So strange.

 -k
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: MH on July 11, 2017, 09:14:14 am
*GLUG* *GLUG* *GLUG* *GLUG* *GLUG* *GLUG* *GLUG* *GLUG*
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: JMT on July 11, 2017, 12:25:52 pm
*GLUG* *GLUG* *GLUG* *GLUG* *GLUG* *GLUG* *GLUG* *GLUG*

LAWL
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: kimmy on July 12, 2017, 01:30:14 am
*GLUG* *GLUG* *GLUG* *GLUG* *GLUG* *GLUG* *GLUG* *GLUG*

HEEEYYYYYYYYYY

LAWL

god damn it



 -k
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: kimmy on August 24, 2017, 04:14:31 am
fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck  god damnit god damn it boobs tits dicks cocks ass rape rape rape


 -k
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: kimmy on August 24, 2017, 04:14:47 am
Yep, still working.


 -k
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: MH on September 19, 2017, 09:09:28 am
Um - am I a moderator here now ?  I seem to have some admin functions.

Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: kimmy on September 19, 2017, 09:12:35 am
Um - am I a moderator here now ?  I seem to have some admin functions.
fuck! fuck! fuck! fuck! 

god damnit!

 -k
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: JMT on September 19, 2017, 09:13:27 am
Um - am I a moderator here now ?  I seem to have some admin functions.

Such as?

The quote and modify buttons are far too close together.
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: JMT on September 19, 2017, 09:16:06 am
It seems that by default, you have the ability to lock a topic that you started.  You don't have the ability anymore.  You do however, still have the ability to completely delete your own posts.
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: MH on September 19, 2017, 09:17:39 am
Yes, I seem to be able to unlock that locked thread or delete it.  Ok, got it now.
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: cybercoma on September 19, 2017, 09:43:16 am
You do however, still have the ability to completely delete your own posts.
Oh? :)
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: JMT on September 19, 2017, 10:39:26 am
Oh? :)

I very much was moved by your argument at the other place.  Your work is your own.
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: cybercoma on September 19, 2017, 02:00:57 pm
I very much was moved by your argument at the other place.  Your work is your own.
I didn't get to make an argument at the other place. ;)
Title: Re: Host Censorship
Post by: JMT on September 19, 2017, 02:53:18 pm
I didn't get to make an argument at the other place. ;)

Well, you told me about it, anyway.