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I'm the administrator for Time Zone ( [sign in to see URL] ) and, given that the system won't let me pay for a premium membership, I can't change some settings on the board. One setting I seem unable to change is the fookin' profanity filter.

I see in the Board Management section under Set Misc Options that the profanity filter is always on, and individuals can turn it off if they want. Does that mean it's impossible to turn it off for the whole board?

We're all adults on that board and sometimes we like to express ourselves.

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This is just off the top of my head, and I've no idea if it will work ... but create/add a second account as admin and see if that account is able to do what this account can't. Maybe transfer the ownership to that other account temporarily to see if this gets those options to working. (Might want to wait and try it if nothing else works out.)







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I see in the Board Management section under Set Misc Options that the profanity filter is always on, and individuals can turn it off if they want. Does that mean it's impossible to turn it off for the whole board?



Yes.

quote:

We're all adults on that board and sometimes we like to express ourselves.



What is profanity, anyway, and who decides what is profane? Unfortunately, too many people seem to believe so-called curse words hold some kind of magic power over the course of humanity, or something, and would be all up in arms if they or their children were to stumble upon the occasional f-word. Unfortunately, we have to cater to the lowest common denominator and let everyone decide for themselves whether they can handle a little colorful language here and there.

This has nothing to do with Premium. It's all about individual choice, and each individual has the power to disable the global filter for themselves. They can find do this via:

Control Panel > Miscellaneous settings > Forum options > Always off

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OK. So why is there a box I can check to turn it off in the Board Management section if I can't?

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Private boards/forums should be allowed to override that option, since lurkers can't read anything. Then when the board/forum is made public the override is disallowed.



The font color code can be used. I use it to keep codes from working when I'm showing someone how to do something, such as:

[col=#000000][[/col]url]http://[col=#000000]bakheva.[/col]runboard.[col=#000000]com[/col][/url]

Becomes:

[url]http://bakheva.runboard.com[/url]


 ... ... ...


[col=#000000][[/col]big]Text[col=#000000][[/col]/big]

Becomes:

[big]Text[/big]



So, it can be used to keep words from being censored as well.








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OK. So why is there a box I can check to turn it off in the Board Management section if I can't?



Based on the wording ("currently") and the fact that it's there in the first place, it looks like Thor probably intended to add that option at that point.


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You can substitute words you prefer for words that you consider swear words. I have done that before. You can make conversations pretty funny with those, or you can just star out the word. The line in "Set misc options" to do that is Custom profanity filter, format: badword/ba***rd

First you type the bad word then a / then the substitute word. I still have a couple of those on my board. Be sure to do each word twice. Once in small letters and once in capital letters. Of course, people can get around those with spaces.

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There is a story I want to tell. It depends on the word sh!t being used. Yes, I can do it just as I did there, but it loses its impact.

I don't want a fookin' substitute word.

In essence, the board owner has taken a problem we're not having and given us a solution we don't want.

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Joxcenia, if your post addresses my question, it has whooshed right over my head. I have no idea how font color codes impact the profanity filter.

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Joxcenia, if your post addresses my question, it has whooshed right over my head. I have no idea how font color codes impact the profanity filter.


If you type:

[col=#000000]sh[/col]it
[col=#000000]da[/col]mn


the words will show up without being hijacked by the profanity filter. And you can use the color code with any foul word.

However, if all of the members on your board/forum have the filter turned off in their own personal control panel, there's no need to do this trick. It's only those who opt to have the filter that will see the replacements. Just make sure to note the option in a thread to your members.






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