September 04, 2009

Comments with Profanity: There's no blanket rule against profanity on SportsFilter, but we've moderated the site to avoid becoming a community where people routinely use phrases like "piece of shit racist anti-fan fuckbag motherfuckers." Though you may be able to wield such a phrase with style, humor and panache, experience shows that most people who follow your lead will just be abusive dolts.

posted by rcade to editorial policy at 08:43 AM - 20 comments

pieceofshitracistanti-fanfuckbagmotherfuckers will be my sockpuppet name over a Metafilter. Thanks.

I've been trying to watch my language around here for some time now. Overall, I think I've been pretty goddamn motherfucking successful.

posted by NoMich at 08:57 AM on September 04

pieceofshitracistanti-fanfuckbagmotherfuckers2 will have to do, then.

posted by dfleming at 09:18 AM on September 04

Stranger: Do you have to use so many cuss words?

The Dude: Fuck's that supposed to mean?

posted by owlhouse at 09:32 AM on September 04

What's the big deal? It doesn't hurt anybody. Fuck-fuckety-fuck-fuck-fuck.


posted by MeatSaber at 10:20 AM on September 04

For some reason, there is an inverse relationship between profanity and civility in discussions. This isn't always the case, but it trends to be true.

posted by apoch at 11:46 AM on September 04


posted by dirigibleman at 01:00 PM on September 04

We have a couple of folks who struggle to get through an entire post without use of some profanity, but for the most part it doesn't seem to be a problem here, unless I'm not hanging out in the right threads.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 01:07 PM on September 04

Thanks, Dirigibleman. I wish we could take "piece of shit racist anti-fan fuckbag motherfuckers" in the spirit in which it was intended. It's a fuckin' shame we can't.

posted by rcade at 01:08 PM on September 04

This policy is total bullshit. Does this mean we can't say asshat?

posted by THX-1138 at 01:58 PM on September 04


posted by tommytrump at 02:06 PM on September 04

Well I'm fucked. Can you start moderating the fucking morons out too?

posted by yerfatma at 02:21 PM on September 04

A well-placed profanity is a valuable asset. Glad there's no blanket rule.

posted by dusted at 02:26 PM on September 04

Fair dinkum, what a drongo.

posted by Spitztengle at 02:28 PM on September 04

A well-placed profanity is a valuable asset.

What about this? It's almost like asshat. It's got some of the same letters and kinda sounds like it.

I'm gettin' pissed! Time to bitch-jack a random Boise State player!

posted by THX-1138 at 02:33 PM on September 04

What about this? It's almost like asshat. It's got some of the same letters and kinda sounds like it.

THX, you're an asset to Spofi! And I mean that.

But then again, so am I.

posted by cjets at 06:52 PM on September 05

A nice pair of assets are we.

posted by THX-1138 at 08:23 PM on September 05

What a couple of assetholes.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 12:30 PM on September 13

I know a site that has a robo-naughty-words-moderator, that stars out anything that it thinks is a naughty word. This leads to "ass" being elided in many situations where there's nothing naughty about it, leading people on this site to use terms like "jackdonkey". I kid you not.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 09:28 AM on September 14

Bypassing a swear filter on another site I frequent is enough to earn a 3 day ban. 2nd offense is worse and a certain point accumulation will earn you a Ban On Site to your IP addy. Some fucked up shit I tell you.

posted by BoKnows at 08:55 PM on September 14

Unfortunately, I read this after using "shithead" in the Redskins team name thread...who is the shithead now, huh?

posted by chris2sy at 03:42 PM on September 16

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