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Look, I consider myself a well rounded guy. I'm certainly not above a dirty limerick or a suggestive pun. But I do know, as I'm sure all of you do, that there is a time and a place for it. I have never seen anyone on this board, registered or annonymous, use profanity or explicit language. That said, I despise the blanket editing of any post that even contains a word, partial word, or phrase that contains some "explicit" combnation of letters, no matter how legitimate!!!!
I recently posted a reply and it contained the word c-o-c-k-pit. A perfectly reasonable and common aviation term. I also included the words cir-c-u-m-stances and ac-c-u-m-ulate, both edited. Replacing such combinations with "XXXX" just makes the moderators seem petty and juvenile. For crying out loud people, we're adults!!!!! If this is an automated edit, it should be removed. If it is deliberate and takes human eyes, GROW UP! We're above this kind a grade-school-lunch-table-hand-check junk.
Ok, rant over, please return your seat backs and tray tables to their full upright, and locked position.
I think that the BBS software has a 'profanity filter' activated. I've seen this on other sites, and of course, computers being literal have no concept of context, so a grouping of letters that fits its predefined criteria gets XXXed, regardless of how its used.
BTW, the email confirmation link to register didn't work, I should be flyerdan from Salem, OR
It's ironic that someone comes up with software that searches for all possible profane/vulgar/prudishly unacceptable strings of letters in otherwise perfectly mundane text, and highlights them so that we are forced to read them. Did some 21 year old recent graduate of a computer science program come up with this software? Sorry, no offense, but the whole thing smacks of overwhelming lack of experience in the real world. Maybe it would be helpful to incorporate a routine to identify common aviation terms, like c-o-c-k-p-i-t, and other terms, like p-o-p-u-l-a-r, or maybe it would be helpful to stop playing big brother and let people use the fricking english language to say what they mean.
...kind of reminds me of that nerdy guy in school, who usually had NO dates, so he'd sit at home on the weekends gathering all kinds of information to present to the class--that no one really cared about!!!!
Make it a habit to check your fuel gauges to ensure the tanks are even.
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