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Old 09-19-19, 07:10 PM
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Vulgarity in Acronyms Allowed?

The rules on vulgarity as currently posted are below. A post was allowed (pmed to a mod and acknowledged recipe) that not only uses "masking" but uses a vulgar acronym. I noticed that vulgar acronyms are not mentioned in the rules so I figured I should ask about it before I try to repeat what was allowed by a mod.

Can I use an acronym that in most context is seen as vulgar but claim it means something else such as: Go find yourself; eat at Denny's; or same mediocre day?

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As a community with a diverse variety of members and readers, we ask that our members to post without using vulgarity. Vulgarity not only includes vulgar language and pictures but also sexist, racist, anti-religious, images of graphic violence, political statements and ****phobic language which may offend other members. In addition, the "masking" of vulgarity by inserting * or another keystroke in place of one or more letters in a vulgar term is unacceptable in most cases. It will also be impermissible to anagramize a word to bypass the filters. This applies to all content submitted by users including posts, PMs, avatars and signatures.
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Old 09-19-19, 10:04 PM
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I used ****, actually an initialism (an abbreviation consisting of initial letters pronounced separately). Not even pronounceable, much less vulgar.

PS: I did type in the original letters, as I did in the post in which I used them.

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Old 09-19-19, 10:28 PM
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Are you asking how you can get away with breaking the forum rules?
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The answer to your question is right there in the rules. But if that's not clear enough for you: IT'S NOT OKAY. You shouldn't even need to ask.
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The happy autocensor is playing with our IDs again.

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So technically SNAFU is a violation of the rules? Sad.
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The F can be fouled, and I see you were not sanctioned.

IBanna informed us that Mr. Peabody has been vindicated.
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Further, snafu has transcended it's WW2 acronym origins to become an actual word.

sna·​fu \ sna-ˈfü , ˈsna-ˌfü\Definition of snafu: a situation marked by errors or confusion
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OK, so SNAFU passes the sniff test.

How about that Britney Spears classic, "If You Seek Amy?" It caused quite a commotion on the radio back when it came out. Seems pretty tame to me but some people are very sensitive.
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So technically SNAFU is a violation of the rules? Sad.
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The F can be fouled, and I see you were not sanctioned.
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Further, snafu has transcended it's WW2 acronym origins to become an actual word.

sna·​fu \ sna-ˈfü , ˈsna-ˌfü\Definition of snafu: a situation marked by errors or confusion

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OK, so SNAFU passes the sniff test. [
FYA, see this WWII video of Martha Ray, Carol Landis, and Mitzi Mayfair singing ”SNAFU Song for the Troops,” coyly asking “SNAFU…What is the meaning of SNAFU?”


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