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#1 Posted on:
Tue, 18/10/2016 - 13:44

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Admin , I wish I understood fully what constitutes a censored word as it all seems very hit or miss at the moment ? 

I posted to someone last night and used the term " Poor little S.od " regarding that persons Dog , I then find this morning that you censored that word and re posted it later , I dont' have an issue with that in general but how is it ok for another particular poster to keep mentioning her Vagina and also the fact that She's happy with her Orgasm ? unless of course it's a new type of bet that's now available , maybe a" 5 fold Vagina " or a £1 Each way Orgasm are betting term's I don't know , I've been gamble free for a year so perhaps things have changed a little ? .    I'm over the moon that this particular poster feels this way about herself and she's obviously enjoying herself but I can't understand how You can consider S' od a word worthy of censorship , perhaps next time I should just say that her dog looked like a " Vagina that had just had an Orgasm " and it would be ok ??.

 Best wishes Alan :)) 

Posted on:
Wed, 19/10/2016 - 09:47

Forum admin

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Dear Alan,

The forum censors words that are considered swear words, so that was why your original post was censored.

The other words you mention, while they may seem unusual on a gambling recovery forum, are not examples of swearing, so they remained.

Hope this clarifies things,

Thanks

Rebecca

 

 

Posted on:
Sat, 06/05/2017 - 12:48

ODAAT

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On this note, why is *** censored please?  Rape isn't so it makes no sense for *** to be.  

 

Posted on:
Sat, 06/05/2017 - 16:15

Forum admin

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Hi ODAAT

I will pass on your query to the forum manager.

Best wishes

Forum Admin

 

Posted on:
Sun, 07/05/2017 - 12:34

volcano

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***** = sh.eep ?

Posted on:
Sun, 07/05/2017 - 14:44

ALAN 135

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Real Sh.eep or Inflatable ? :))

Posted on:
Sun, 07/05/2017 - 15:49

ODAAT

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***** = fr.ogs ?

Posted on:
Sun, 07/05/2017 - 15:57

triangle

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Real fr ogs or inflatable? :))

Posted on:
Sun, 07/05/2017 - 16:17

ODAAT

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LOL

Posted on:
Sun, 07/05/2017 - 18:23

Forum admin

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Dear all,

Thanks for alerting us to these words that are getting automatically censored.   The forum manager will be able to look into it and makes changes where appropriate.

Thanks,

Forum admin.

Posted on:
Mon, 08/05/2017 - 10:25

Forum admin

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I've had a look and removed some words from the filter. Of course they should only be used in their correct contexts - using them in contexts which are abusive or offensive is against forum rules. 

Thanks!

Deirdre

Forum Admin

Posted on:
Thu, 25/05/2017 - 23:11

volcano

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A message to the gamcare police. I've defended Gamcares stance in the past with there editing of words, such as ****, *****, **** as I feel you can still emphasise your point with asterisks. But, to trawl the site and edit words like **** or ***** is bordering on pathetic. Rather than trawl posts which must be quite time consuming and exhausting on Gamcare s limited funding, wouldn't your time be more beneficial in trawling the site and helping new comers with support and advice.

I appreciate Gamcare and the people who work for them but please don't turn into some new ' religious pathetic cult ' . 

Addicts have a tendency of immaturity, please don't keep us in a naughty child zone as we try to break out.

I'm interested in your thoughts on my concerns....,

Posted on:
Fri, 26/05/2017 - 11:18

Forum admin

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Hi Volcano

We don't trawl the forum looking for examples of posters trying to get round the profanity filter, but if we spot them we'll edit them. 

It remains against forum rules to use profanity and this includes deliberately misspelling words in order to circumvent the filter.

Thanks for the feedback

Deirdre

Forum Admin

Posted on:
Fri, 26/05/2017 - 11:53

volcano

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Deidre, we're adults or at least trying to be. The two words I mentioned above are both in the Oxford English Dictionary and are part of the Queens language. Profanity is a strong word to use and you should read the context of the sentence before editing.

I'm a builder Deirdre, so writing isn't a strong point of mine but would imagine Gamcare staff are more equipped to write but are falling flat on this subject and not giving a valid answer.

Best

Paul

Posted on:
Fri, 26/05/2017 - 12:54

Forum admin

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Hi Paul

We realise that what is considered swearing can be subjective. For some people swearing is everyday language and does not carry any offence, while others do find swearing offensive. We've had feedback from both sides of this debate so we try to take the middle path. Our approach to use of language on the forum isn't going to change. As I said, we're not going to specifically trawl the forum looking for swear words but if we do see some we will edit them. And we ask users not to try and circumvent the filter.

Thank you

Deirdre
Forum Admin.

Posted on:
Fri, 26/05/2017 - 20:00

Phil72

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As Deidre says above: "Our approach to use of language on the forum isn't going to change." I respect all views but in my opinion let's concentrate on recovery fellow forum users and recovering CGs? There's bigger fish to fry here as the saying goes. Just my view. Best wishes, Phil.

Posted on:
Fri, 26/05/2017 - 22:40

volcano

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Phil72 wrote:

As Deidre says above: "Our approach to use of language on the forum isn't going to change." I respect all views but in my opinion let's concentrate on recovery fellow forum users and recovering CGs? There's bigger fish to fry here as the saying goes. Just my view. Best wishes, Phil.

What's your point Phil ? 

Posted on:
Sat, 27/05/2017 - 09:55

Phil72

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I think my point is very clear.

Posted on:
Sat, 27/05/2017 - 10:17

volcano

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Possibly to you Phil. But, as this particular thread was started by Alan, maybe i'm being over sensitive and your message is directed to Alan.

ps... this is a feedback section of the forum?

Posted on:
Sat, 27/05/2017 - 10:35

Phil72

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I have tried to offer lots of support to lots of people and have been quiet of late for my own reasons. All I did was quote the forum moderator who said the policy was not going to change.