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AT word rules, what can't we say?

goshdarnindie

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May 6, 2001
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Ok, now this is not an open plea to say every bad word that you can think of and then tell a mod "I was only helping the guy out".

Its just that I am new around here and I noticed some people avoiding certain words and I can't find any direct reference to it in the help files.

So try, in a mature manner, to help a brother out.

A general guideline: if you can't say it on network television, don't say it here. Our language filter will tell you if you've tried to use a word that is on the forbidden list.

In addition to the usual four-letter Anglo-Saxon vulgarities, there are a few commercial references that are forbidden because we do not want members to post links to certain auction sites.

Also nixed: References in which members boast about posting in a thread before it is locked. This used to waste an immense amount of bandwidth, and became really tedious.

AnandTech Moderator


[edit] Thanks. It's nice to know that there is a language filter. As long as there is a way to make sure that I don't post something bad [edit]
 

BigSmooth

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Aug 18, 2000
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There's no list. Just use your judgment and remember that children can read these forums. If you try to post a banned word, your post won't go through until you edit it.
 

Josh

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<< There's no list. Just use your judgment and remember that children can read these forums. If you try to post a banned word, your post won't go through until you edit it. >>



Yep.
 

Mikal

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<< &quot;Poopoo head&quot; is very bad....;) >>




Hey, he deserved it!! :)
 

daveman

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I started a thread a few days ago wanting to know what was acceptable. But the mods canned it.
I feel your pain.

I don't understand the no e-bay rule, please explain
 

atom

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Oct 18, 1999
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You can't say &quot;engine bay&quot;.

I remember trying to do this once and it was forbidden. :)
 

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