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Old 19th Sep 2021, 7:15 am   #1
Diabolical Artificer
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Default ***** words.

Writing a reply earlier I used the word p o o f and was amazed to see it **** out, odd. The sentance was something like "you refit the IC and it p o o f,another dead IC" Implying an explosion, an escape of smoke. Why?

Curiosity hasn't killed this far.
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Old 19th Sep 2021, 8:01 am   #2
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Default Re: ***** words.

It's a homophobic word and in the past has been used by a forum member to verbally abuse a moderator.
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Old 19th Sep 2021, 8:07 am   #3
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Default Re: ***** words.

The forum uses a blacklist of words which are problematic so automatically censored. It's a simple algorithm and does sometimes produce unwanted effects. See
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