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Admin Announcement A change regarding profanity in certain Discussion & Debate forums

Discussion in 'General Politics' started by FreeinChrist, Oct 24, 2019.

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  1. FreeinChrist

    FreeinChrist CF Advisory team Staff Member Site Advisor Supporter

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    This is what was added to Statement of Purpose in the News and Political forums of D&D (Current News & Events, General Politics, News & Current Events, American Politics, General Politics and International politics):

    An Exception to the Profanity rule:
    Some profanity will be allowed in a limited way as described below:
    • This rule is limited to articles only, not opinion pieces.
    • Videos that are embedded in the articles will be allowed.
    • Quotes containing profanity will be from public figures, not commentary by author or man on the street.
    • This will be limited to the Discussion & Debate areas.
    • The link will be allowed but any quotes quoting the profanity will not be allowed in the Post or thread by any member nor will it be allowed in the Thread Title, including using an asterisk or any other punctuation to partially censor the word.
    The problem is that we have public figures using profanity today, and there are articles about that public figure's statements that should/could be discussed.

    Let me give you an example.

    A member wants to discuss this article and posts it:
    What Were The Bidens Doing In Ukraine? 5 Questions Answered
    Under #3 is:
    "I said, 'You're not getting the [$1 billion]. I'm leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you're not getting the money.' Well, son of a b****. He got fired," Biden said.

    As it is in the article, it will be okay. What will not be okay is that member then quoting that part of the quote in their post separately, or using that phrase/word in any other way.

    It is unfortunate that the use of profanity has grown in public speech. We will try this and see how it goes, and if there is a problem, revert back to no profanity whatsoever. If the article is too profane, it will get removed.

    This thread will be locked. Discussion and questions will be allowed here:
    Admin Announcement - A change regarding profanity in certain Discussion & Debate forums
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