SeattleJeremy wrote:Hello all.
A while back we moved to zeroforum's software to phpBB. For the most part it's been a welcome change. However, since moving to phpBB we've seen the (removed) it pulls on our posts.
Actually, the change in forum software only affected how the banned word list was rendered. In zeroforum, banned words were replaced with asterisks, phpBB replaces them with (removed). The only effective difference between the two was that when zeroforum replaced a banned word with asterisks, it did it on a letter by letter basis, so if you posted a four letter word, it would show up as four asterisks, a seven letter banned word would be seven asterisks. Got so I would just post asterisks instead of known bad words.
As for creative spelling to avoid the banned word list, well, the official policy is stated in the Use of Profantity Notice
(note that it is pre-phpBB, hence the reference to *'s) Don't know how strictly the mods might enforce that , guess it depends on how often it happens. The moderators here are gentle and understanding, but don't be mistaken, I know from personal experience, pick a fight with one and you will
Things like that, the official site policy statements, used to be stickies, but they got unstuck in the phpBB transition, now you might have to either search or rely on an old (removed) like me to somehow remember that they once existed.
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