These are the rules regarding language use on the board. At no point in these rules is swear filter evasion banned. However, evading filters for harsh expletives can be qualified as excessive use as the user is circumventing a tool meant to keep the forums family-oriented, rated “g”, safe for work, etc. My first ever warn was for swear filter evasion and I remember the warn clearly. I had used a bad word and inserted a hyphen into it to emphasize the syllables. A child could have viewed that post and seen that and been offended. However, my latest warn was for filter evasion and I protest the justification behind it.
I was replying to this post
in which Toto joked that he would kill someone if admin asked him to. I was amused by this and posted this
. I was surprised at the filtering of that other game that involves the moon ( :P ) and thought it funny as said game is viewed by many as “CN for Losers”. So I wanted to make the filter public and show my appreciation for the sense of humor shown by the moderation. So I posted this thread
to make it public. As you can see, I edited the letters of the aforementioned game to show what the filter was filtering. !@#$%* = !@#$%* wouldn’t make any sense.
At no point in that post, did I say anything that qualifies as a “harsh expletive”. The rules state nothing regarding the act of filter evasion. It is an offense only because of the language use rule which my post did not violate. Therefore, I ask for your consideration in this matter.