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    Hi, I noticed that the forum generally uses a to blott out swear words, this completely changes what the person was trying to say. WOuld it not be better to replace them with a ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brave
    Hi, I noticed that the forum generally uses a to blott out swear words, this completely changes what the person was trying to say. WOuld it not be better to replace them with a ?
    It's up to each member to decide how to express themselves, and since swearing isn't condoned here due to the family nature of these forums I think it's perfectly reasonable that moderators replace unacceptable parts of posts with flowers.
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    But why not change a post from (example) Glenn you are really starting to me off to Glenn :furious3)?

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    you can always replace swearing with yourself. If you break the rules by swearing then the mods can edit out those words however they see fit. Besides I happen to like
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    Making people who are swearing or flaming on the boards look silly by replacing their post with daisy is a good idea.

    To avoid your post being edited to look silly - don't flame or swear



    (or as it is sort of shorthand on board now, use daisy yourself)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brave
    But why not change a post from (example) Glenn you are really starting to me off to Glenn :furious3)?
    But why make such a post in the first place?

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    Well, the point of not swearing and breaking the rules is valid although these things happen. I just think that replacing swear words with that daisy looks vulgar. Maybe a smaller daisy which does not take up 2/3 lines would be better?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brave
    Well, the point of not swearing and breaking the rules is valid although these things happen. I just think that replacing swear words with that daisy looks vulgar. Maybe a smaller daisy which does not take up 2/3 lines would be better?
    With respect Brave it is the swearword itself that is vulgar. So if you consider the daisy symbol vulgar I can only respond with: where there is a vulgar intent there will be vulgarity. Quibbling over the size of the emoticon is irrelevant to this argument also. Don't use foul language in the first place and the daisy will never appear. And I'm sure that if I can keep myself in check and not use such language then you can also.

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    I love flowers. They are beautiful, smell good, are full of positive energy and make me feel happy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by caravel
    With respect Brave it is the swearword itself that is vulgar. So if you consider the daisy symbol vulgar I can only respond with: where there is a vulgar intent there will be vulgarity. Quibbling over the size of the emoticon is irrelevant to this argument also. Don't use foul language in the first place and the daisy will never appear. And I'm sure that if I can keep myself in check and not use such language then you can also.

    Again another valid point (although check for yourself, I have not used obcene language which resulted in a daisy, I got the impression earlier that people thought that I was having a few sour grapes) although there must be a better emoticon somewhere for the job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brave
    Again another valid point (although check for yourself, I have not used obcene language which resulted in a daisy, I got the impression earlier that people thought that I was having a few sour grapes) although there must be a better emoticon somewhere for the job.
    The emoticon is unsuitable as it almost justifies the action. A moderator replacing an insult with this is not diffusing the situation, in fact some might say that he is supporting it. The flower snuffs out the initial insult and also puts the culprits nose out of joint somewhat. If a person does not wish to feel like this then he simply need not use foul language, it's as simple as that.

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    this thead...
    Abandon all hope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mithrandir
    this thead...
    No, you, you ing camel-lover!



    But seriously - I love the use of the Daisies. If you can move away from the original intent of the sentence, it is a good thing.

    Didn't Beirut or BKS start it in the Frontroom, AKA the Kingdom of Peace and Love? It seems quite fitting to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountArach
    No, you, you ing camel-lover!



    But seriously - I love the use of the Daisies. If you can move away from the original intent of the sentence, it is a good thing.

    Didn't Beirut or BKS start it in the Frontroom, AKA the Kingdom of Peace and Love? It seems quite fitting to me.




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    Quote Originally Posted by CountArach
    Didn't Beirut or BKS start it in the Frontroom, AKA the Kingdom of Peace and Love? It seems quite fitting to me.
    I think Tosa or Banquo were the first to use 's

    This is becoming a very flowery thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andres
    I think Tosa or Banquo were the first to use 's

    This is becoming a very flowery thread

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    The idea was so good someone pinched it




    now I wonder if we can get automated daisies?
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    We are all s

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    Sensoring drunken posts is ing wrong

    Seriously though, sorry about that...
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    you can have an automated daisy. Its under administration tools/ panel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brave
    you can have an automated daisy. Its under administration tools/ panel.
    I don't think we really need that though. I doubt it would cause problems, but the forums don't seem to get enough "language violations" to merit that.
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    What a bunch of flower .

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    Quote Originally Posted by CountArach
    No, you, you ing camel-lover!



    But seriously - I love the use of the Daisies. If you can move away from the original intent of the sentence, it is a good thing.

    Didn't Beirut or BKS start it in the Frontroom, AKA the Kingdom of Peace and Love? It seems quite fitting to me.
    Might want to watch out with that. I once got a warning for disguising a personal attack with a daisy.

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    I've yet to get a warning point, so that is a good thing...so I guess that would mandate a:

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    How could someone be a "Flower"ing camel lover?
    Also, I feel that yes, the flower smilie is a touch large. Couldn't it be replaced with something like:


    Go yourselves! I ing hate you all. I wouldn't give a if you fell over and broke your neck, right now. You lover!
    It literally translates as:
    Go balloon yourselves! I ballooning hate you all. I wouldn't give a balloon if you fell over and broke your neck, right now. You balloon lover!
    But really means:
    Let's go ballooning! I ballooning love you all. I would give all of you a balloon if you fell over and broke your neck, right now. You balloon lover!
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    Sniff, sniff... Do I smell a spamthread?

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    No, that be the flowers... [/spam]

    Ok, I'll stop now... =D
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    I think that says it all.

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