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Following the original intent of this board, and coinciding with the long-standing Site Rules, the moderation team has decided to implement a more stringent application of the board's anti-trolling, anti-discrimination, and excessively vulgar language restrictions.
In line with application of rules 2c, 3, and 9, the moderation team will be taking a more active role in removing offending posts and temporarily banning repeat offenders.

For reference, these rules state:
2c. Trolling behavior is not allowed on PrepperForums.net. This includes deliberately posting inflammatory, irrelevant, or highly offensive comments for the purpose of disrupting the community or harassing another member.
3. Discriminatory remarks of any sort will not be tolerated. This includes degrading and/or offensive remarks about an individual or a group of individuals based on their race, color, ethnicity, sex, sexuality, age, nationality, religious affiliation, or indeed any other basis.
9. Excessive profanity is not allowed. No adult-rated material, links to adult-rated material, or any form of nudity may be posted on this site. In addition to nudity, all forms of sexual content (images, jokes, etc...) are prohibited from being posted on the site. This includes images of scantily clad men or women. Please help us keep this site family-friendly.
Actions being implemented:
  • Trolling behavior will be monitored more closely. Topics opened, or posts made, with an intent to generate disruption or intentionally incite heated arguments will be culled. Discretion will be applied to such topics, as some things are simply difficult to discuss, even though they may be well-intentioned and useful.
  • The use of any variation of "the f-word" will no longer be allowed. This includes misspellings, this includes self-censored use of replacement characters or symbols, and it includes abbreviations, such as would be used when exclaiming "what the ____!"). Find a way to express your point without this word.
  • Other profanity will be left up to moderator discretion based on use and contribution to the topic. We know colorful expression can be part of normal conversation, but we will determine when a line has been crossed.
  • Moderator discretion will be used when potentially discriminatory remarks are made as well. This site should be a place where all are welcome if they share an interest in prepping, survival, homesteading, and the various other topics this site is intended to encourage discussion on. Off-topic discussions will still be allowed, and should be created within their proper sub-section of the site, but they will remain civil and open. Discriminatory terms, if used unintentionally, will be removed and encouraged to not be used. Intentional use will be subject to the below-described actions.
Upon first offense, the entire contents of an offending post will be removed, not just a censoring of the offending word. This is intended to encourage alternative modes of expression in order to keep one's overall point from being lost.
A warning will be applied to the member's profile for future reference. The member will be notified of this action.
A second offense will result in a 1 week temporary ban. A third offense will result in a 1 month ban. This will progress until such a time as a permanent ban will be implemented for members who willfully choose to not adhere to the rules.

As is made clear in the Site Rules:
The First Amendment is greatly respected here, as are all other Amendments that the Second Amendment defends. PrepperForums.net is not listed in the Bill of Rights. We are, however, a privately owned venture and as such, your freedom of speech does not grant you a right to post anything you may wish to say on this forum. These rules are a contract you agree to when you become a member of this forum and members are expected to adhere to them. Those who err cannot complain about censorship or a perceived loss of first amendment rights.
We want this site to be a community that can discuss topics of interest that pertain to the prepping lifestyle, homesteading, survival, firearms, farming, hunting, the outdoors, and all the other topics that revolve around being self-sufficient and preparing oneself for an unknown future. Your moderation team is taking steps to ensure that all who share an interest in these areas feel welcome. We appreciate your cooperation toward this goal.

(This post has been added to the "Getting Started" section of the site as well. That post cannot be replied to. This one can. This is not an invite to question moderator decisions, but it does provide a place to ask questions or receive clarification on the application of these actions.)
 

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[*]The use of any variation of "the f-word" will no longer be allowed. This includes misspellings, this includes self-censored use of replacement characters or symbols, and it includes abbreviations, such as would be used when exclaiming "what the ____!"). Find a way to express your point without this word.
So if someone writes “what the ____!”, that is automatically assumed to be the F word?
 

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So if someone writes “what the ____!”, that is automatically assumed to be the F word?
No, but the common abbreviation "WT_", where "F" fills in the blank, is used quite a bit around here. Feel free to use "WTH" to your heart's content.
 

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Just to clarify even using the abbreviation WT"-" would get me thrown in jail. With the F.

Which leads me to ask about using SHTF?? Which seems to get used all the time. To describe our current situation and the reason for this forum. Do I need to use when the big turd flies into the air blowing device?? What's the recommendation or guidelines?
 

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Just to clarify even using the abbreviation WT"-" would get me thrown in jail. With the F.

Which leads me to ask about using SHTF?? Which seems to get used all the time. To describe our current situation and the reason for this forum. Do I need to use when the big turd flies into the air blowing device?? What's the recommendation or guidelines?
The strict rule applies to the f-word. It has been decided that it will not be allowed in any form, even abbreviated.
The first instance will cause a removal of the entire post wherein it is contained, and a warning applied to the member's profile for future mods to reference to ensure a first warning was indeed given.
Subsequent occurrences will result in progressively longer bans.

"Shit Hits The Fan" does not contain the f-word, and will not bring any ramifications for its use, abbreviated or not.
 

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Not trying to argue. It’s a privately owned site, you can make the rules, and if I want to participate I need to follow them, roger that.

First off, I dont swear much online and don’t think this will be an issue for me, But I belong to a large number of forums (and moderate a couple) and have never seen this type of word censorship for a single specific word. It seems rather out of the norm to me. especially for a site discussing end of the world apocalyptic death and dismay. A little swear word, or even the abbreviation, doesn’t seem like it should offend the membership here…

Is there any reason behind it (that the admin team is willing to share) to help members understand why? Was this some big tech crack down on the site, or was this just a decision purely by the admin team? Were there complaints from members?

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Not trying to argue. It’s a privately owned site, you can make the rules, and if I want to participate I need to follow them, roger that.

First off, I dont swear much online and don’t think this will be an issue for me, But I belong to a large number of forums (and moderate a couple) and have never seen this type of word censorship for a single specific word. It seems rather out of the norm to me. especially for a site discussing end of the world apocalyptic death and dismay. A little swear word, or even the abbreviation, doesn’t seem like it should offend the membership here…

Is there any reason behind it (that the admin team is willing to share) to help members understand why? Was this some big tech crack down on the site, or was this just a decision purely by the admin team? Were there complaints from members?

thanks
If you need this explained then you haven't been paying attention lately. This isn't hard. You would not talk like that in polite company. Maybe after a few drinks at the bar but not in normal everyday life.
 

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@Trihonda, to tack on to what inceptor said, there has been a decision in place for a while (at least 3 years now, I believe) that f-bombs and G-Ds would no longer be tolerated. At the time, some substitutions were allowed. That allowance was overused and abused, and it has now come time to just put an end to it.
This thread, and the one added to the "Getting Started" section, is intended to officially make the board aware of this change.
No retro-active action will be taken. It goes into effect today. Any posts that existed prior to this notice will see an edit if they are reported or noticed, but no action against the member will be taken.
 

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Well I suppose the new rules make sense.

Just for clarification purposes: Would for example, Slippy's thread "when libtards say we have gun violence problems but whites don't" Thread be considered racist, offensive or discriminatory?

Did Mother Zucker (no this is not a change in the f word this is another name for Zuckerberg) buy this place out?
 

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Well I suppose the new rules make sense.

Just for clarification purposes: Would for example, Slippy's thread "when libtards say we have gun violence problems but whites don't" Thread be considered racist, offensive or discriminatory?

Did Mother Zucker (no this is not a change in the f word this is another name for Zuckerberg) buy this place out?
The thread is still there. If it was not allowed it would have been trashed.

It's about to get very boring around here

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Boring because people can't type out a curse word? That is absurd! People should be able to get their point across without cursing. Some of the most interesting conversations on this forum do not contain curse words.
 
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Cursing just shows lack of intelect.
 

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Like going to the local bar Friday night or going to church. In my world one sure is a lot more fun because of the language used. The topics talked about and the manner which they are discussed. Probably why I don't go to church. Cause if one wrong word slips out..OMG..
 
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