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The F word for example can be slearly heard in many tracks (Especialy of Eminems) that have had only the u omited to pass FCC screening.

By the way. In german television nothing is omitted or beeped out.

This might also be a reason why europeans might get another image of using these words. We could hear every "F Word" here in germany.
Just in case you didn't know. :)

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I deeply respect your personal opinion. OTOH, if it becomes to be fundamentalistic in any sense, I'm getting sensitive. Most things which are adopted by young people arround the World comes from the USA. But those things are not attracive because its highly ethical values (with Guantanamo, Abu Graib etc. George W. has destroyed that part of your reputation and - sorry, a Big Mac has no ethical value at all), the game is about US Global Players, trying to make money. Back to the point - if foul language wouldn't bother anyone - there would be no discussion/dispute about it. No media focus. No money. Panem et circenses. You've to blame your own environment/system. A difference: "the old europeans" aren't less two-faced when it comes to things like that. What AGU already mentioned. Beeping f-words in MTV (and its equivalents) is counterproductive. You might know the Pavlovian conditioning.

50Cent earns 39 Million dollars a year. He has to serve his customers. While Garth Brooks, Shania Twain (I guess you like their way to express their emotions) etc. are responsible to squeze out the dollars from the other part of the community.

In Germany, TV channels have been forced (from people like you) to preset a note about a following broadcast. Perfect, now children knows that this will be interesting as its approved only for an age level above their own. :roll:. The same principle as if to label records with "explicit lyrics". The perfect marketing thing. HowTo attract people on things they wouldn't be attracted if not advised that way. Whoopeee (und sie tanzten um ein goldenes Kalb ...) :lol:

And btw. children are less numb as adults might think. They know how to differentiate, as long they are not influenced by adults (in whatever direction). Translate "Kindersoldaten" and you might know what I mean.

btw: I like the Brits (and their sense of humor) :wink: [History Of The F' Word]

AFAIK the USA have the biggest Porn Industry on this planet. Ding dingeding deng ding deng ding deng dingeding ... Moneeey ... (Pink Floyd - Dark side of the Moon).

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By no means did I mean this to hijack this thread.

When I scanned the topic title, SPAM stood out. When I read the actual topic, I was offended with the use of the f word.

I cannot say that any actual spam has caught my attention. I usually scan the forums for topics I do wish to read, and as I had not really noticed any spam, I found this topic curious. I did not intend to stir a pot.
I can only say I am disappointed in the direction the world is headed with it's relaxed, and don't give a shit attitude. Yes! I said Shit! Perhaps I should have said Shite! I don't know. Either will apparently be accepted anywhere the f word is.

I will respect your views as you have mine.

I shall now leave this conversation. :(
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The problem with the f-word, or the s-word, or any other four letter word for that matter, is when they are not used for expressing emotional charge, but just to shock the puritans and their descendants. (They are not worth the effort.) If everything is f-ing big, or f-ing nice, or f-ing cheap, it makes the language poor. Using awesome or phat or big or cool for everything is not much different, either. Don't we have enough adjectives, making our speech rich, expressive or even amusing? I learned this language as an adult (as my third language), so I will never master it in a level of an 8-year old, but even I found it flat, dull and boring how these people converse. When I left my house the other day, hit by subzero temperature (-20 centigrade), I did say it was f-ing cold (arschkalt). Believe me, it was! But even if it stays that cold, the same expression looses its punch repeated all over again.

I did not find AGU's reference to the Russian spammers' website offensive. The f-word in this context does express more anger than usual. I understand that he is annoyed with them, so the f-word did communicate something, which takes otherwise a whole sentence. A similar emotional charge makes Jeff's use of the s-word also expressive (and colorful). Since it is not used in every sentence, it is shocking and so it draws our attention to how pissed off he is.

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Ey, this is my post # 100!

The problem with the f-word, or the s-word, or any other four letter word for that matter, is when they are not used for expressing emotional charge, but just to shock the puritans and their descendants...

Yes! And therefore I'm a devout deciple (a "pastafari") of the Flying Spaghetti Monster! :D :D :D
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Today was a very bad day, I deleted more than 15 SPAM posts. I didn't even find the time to send Chris a message on them, so he can block the links.

EDIT: And another 5 SPAM posts
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And there are some new blackjack-postings up to know...
The last days it was really heavy attacking..

I would really prefer to decrease the forums where guests can post...

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And another 5 casino and blackjack SPAM posts. :|
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And another 5
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And another 6 posts
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Found one too. :(

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marked three more with "SpamAlert".

Hmm, it's obviously Casino Night ;)

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Thanks for the reports. To the extent that spam becomes consistently worse, more drastic actions will be taken to prevent it.

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but i like it without logging in to post.

perhaps you only allow in one part of the board the ability of guests to write.
so you can reduce the chance of spamming very much.

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:?: I don't know if this is possible, but maybe there's a way to set it so that you have to log in to create a new thread, but guests can still post everywhere?

My reasoning:

1) Only valid users can create a new topic and most spam seems to be new topics.

2) You're more likely to get a reply if you're not posting as a Guest - often I've seen people replying to Guest threads suggesting they choose a nickname to post with.

3) I've just seen someone's post who forgot to log in first, hence it appeared as Guest. I've done this myself, thinking I was still logged in, and it's quite annoying and causes general confusion in the thread when another Guest replies to a Guest thread!

4) If you haven't got enough time to spare a few seconds to log in to start a new thread, you can't have time to post the thread in the first place :wink: