Roland! THE Answer to Vulgarity! :) (Wishlist)

Roland! THE Answer to Vulgarity! :) // Wishlist

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marvin

Jun 11, 1998, 11:37pm
I think I have the answer that sould please everyone, including the
people that want to squirt all the trashy language into AW. If the
Browser is capable of handling the resourse requirements in a timely
manner, and I think it could.

The answer is another "*.TXT" file the browser will seek at startup and
open and load into memory to use during a session if it exist. It would
need to be a "*.TXT" file so anyone could edit it with anything, just
like the new message file. Let's call it "ALIAS.TXT" for now.

If you open the file you would see something like:

SHIT=POOPOO
HELL=HEAVEN
DAMN=DARN
....

A conservative default version of the file could be provided by the
install with instructions explaining how to edit it and what it was for.
If the user deleted/moved/renamed the file the Browser would not filter
or alter anything. If the user felt it was too restrictive, they could
delete the lines they wanted to recieve in the RAW format. If they felt
it was not strict enought, they could add lines to the file to
limit/modify additional character strings. This could be used to satisfy
the "Vulgar" individuals also! They could swap edited version of the
file with each other that had the opposite effect (make nice word
strings into nasty evil ones)! The best of all possible worlds for
everyone.

The Browser could use the list of character strings to monitor for and
substitute words; on signs, object comments, Avatar names, telegram
messages, chat stream, words embedded in strings... etc.!

Of course this does not fix it for the PeaceKeepers, but it should get
most people that have been bitching at them off their ass. In case you
can't tell, I will be able to accept AW in its natural RAW format for
the long haul.

Later!

zer0 <·><·>

builderz

Jun 12, 1998, 11:24am
I agree with Marvin / zer0 on this idea. The only problem that I see is
that someone could purposely spell the word wrong with different cases (i.e.
sHiT, ShiT, sHIt, etc.). The text file would have to be able to filter ALL
cases (lowercase and uppercase) of the word for "complete" filtering. I
honestly don't know how hard it would be to do that, but I'm sure it
wouldn't be killer.

-Builderz

[View Quote] > I think I have the answer that sould please everyone, including the
> people that want to squirt all the trashy language into AW. If the
> Browser is capable of handling the resourse requirements in a timely
> manner, and I think it could.
>
> The answer is another "*.TXT" file the browser will seek at startup and
> open and load into memory to use during a session if it exist. It would
> need to be a "*.TXT" file so anyone could edit it with anything, just
> like the new message file. Let's call it "ALIAS.TXT" for now.
>
> If you open the file you would see something like:
>
> SHIT=POOPOO
> HELL=HEAVEN
> DAMN=DARN
> ...
>
> A conservative default version of the file could be provided by the
> install with instructions explaining how to edit it and what it was for.
> If the user deleted/moved/renamed the file the Browser would not filter
> or alter anything. If the user felt it was too restrictive, they could
> delete the lines they wanted to recieve in the RAW format. If they felt
> it was not strict enought, they could add lines to the file to
> limit/modify additional character strings. This could be used to satisfy
> the "Vulgar" individuals also! They could swap edited version of the
> file with each other that had the opposite effect (make nice word
> strings into nasty evil ones)! The best of all possible worlds for
> everyone.
>
> The Browser could use the list of character strings to monitor for and
> substitute words; on signs, object comments, Avatar names, telegram
> messages, chat stream, words embedded in strings... etc.!
>
> Of course this does not fix it for the PeaceKeepers, but it should get
> most people that have been bitching at them off their ass. In case you
> can't tell, I will be able to accept AW in its natural RAW format for
> the long haul.
>
> Later!
>
> zer0 <·><·>

rehabber

Jun 12, 1998, 11:38am
a long time ago I used to spend my time in Yahoo chat.. they have the
same feature as described here. Go there and type in a swear word and
see what happens. You can get by the system by including a period
someplace inside the word.

§~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
§ Rehabber of Cyberia
§ http://www.geocities.com/southbeach/pier/3361
§ http://rehabber.hypermart.net
§~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
§ Far away from this life that you're living,
§ You will find a whole new beginning....
§~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


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technozeus

Jun 14, 1998, 2:37pm
This has been mentioned in a couple of other threads.. and maybe more that I
don't know about. Good idea, but as I just mentioned in a message entitled
"Control of Vulgarity -- and More" which is in a subthread entitled "Control
of Vulgarity is SO EASY!!!!!" of the thread entitled "Ejection
identification - Put to TOP of list" which was cross posted to WishList and
AWCommunity, the problem of vulgarity is merely a symptom of two larger
problems which we must not let become worse by allowing ourselves to be
blindfolded.

If you're interested in this subject, and haven't seen the long drawn out
discussion about it going on in the AWCommunity newsgroup, the thread
(started by grover) is entitled "AW Community Issues" and is dated May 23,
1998.

TechnoZeus

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alex

Jun 14, 1998, 6:11pm
Hey, but i do like sometimes to say vulgar words, in life & in internet...
with such a system .....


i hate this idea !!

Alex

paul barrow

Jun 16, 1998, 3:40am
Not only that, someone could reverse a pair of words, aka Heaven=Hell and if
that some one managed to send the file to some unsuspecting newbie via ICQ
or something then wouldn't there be a lot of surprises.

Paul

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facter

Jun 22, 1998, 12:14am
i have to disagree with this idea totally as well, if I want to say Fuck, i
dont want it translated into some other word. Thats just taking away an
individuals right to say the words they want . . ..

Fac.

[View Quote] > I think I have the answer that sould please everyone, including the
> people that want to squirt all the trashy language into AW. If the
> Browser is capable of handling the resourse requirements in a timely
> manner, and I think it could.
>
> The answer is another "*.TXT" file the browser will seek at startup and
> open and load into memory to use during a session if it exist. It would
> need to be a "*.TXT" file so anyone could edit it with anything, just
> like the new message file. Let's call it "ALIAS.TXT" for now.
>
> If you open the file you would see something like:
>
> SHIT=POOPOO
> HELL=HEAVEN
> DAMN=DARN
> ...
>
> A conservative default version of the file could be provided by the
> install with instructions explaining how to edit it and what it was for.
> If the user deleted/moved/renamed the file the Browser would not filter
> or alter anything. If the user felt it was too restrictive, they could
> delete the lines they wanted to recieve in the RAW format. If they felt
> it was not strict enought, they could add lines to the file to
> limit/modify additional character strings. This could be used to satisfy
> the "Vulgar" individuals also! They could swap edited version of the
> file with each other that had the opposite effect (make nice word
> strings into nasty evil ones)! The best of all possible worlds for
> everyone.
>
> The Browser could use the list of character strings to monitor for and
> substitute words; on signs, object comments, Avatar names, telegram
> messages, chat stream, words embedded in strings... etc.!
>
> Of course this does not fix it for the PeaceKeepers, but it should get
> most people that have been bitching at them off their ass. In case you
> can't tell, I will be able to accept AW in its natural RAW format for
> the long haul.
>
> Later!
>
> zer0 <·><·>

byte me

Jun 22, 1998, 2:44am
THATS THE SPITIRIT!!!!!
I say hey if you can't handle the damn profanity don't go there damn it
:)
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shamus young

Jun 22, 1998, 7:11pm
Still, it WOULD be funny to see see a couple of jerks at GZ calling each
other "poopoo head" and "poopoo for brains". Makes me laugh just thinkin
about it.

tee hee. :)

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Byte Me <webmaster at byte3d.hypermart.net> wrote in article
<358DE110.EB8 at byte3d.hypermart.net>...
> THATS THE SPITIRIT!!!!!
> I say hey if you can't handle the damn profanity don't go there damn it
> :)
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byte me

Jun 22, 1998, 9:02pm
When you think about it, it would be funny :)
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grover

Jun 22, 1998, 11:12pm
The filter macro:
fuck --> love ("love you!!")
shit --> poopoo (that's a great picture, ain't it??)
ass --> ass (who cares?)
actually, i started typing in others... it seems like fuck+shit are the only
words with any taboo anymore... I'll give 'em another 5 years of shows like
"South Park" before people stop caring altogether :)

grover

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technozeus

Jun 23, 1998, 3:35am
This is true. Btw, another benefit of the filter, if it can handle a file
that large, might be to translate a few words that a person might have
trouble with into whatever language they would rather see them in. This
would, I think, work particularly well in the case of turning English into
another language because of the "cut and paste" nature of English sentance
formation, although the results would be bad grammar and incorrect or
non-existant conjugations. Still, it could be usefull to some extent in
showing what someone was trying to say rather than hiding it. Depends on
how it's used.

TechnoZeus

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