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F***ing Censored Comments

As several people have pointed out, I recently implemented a script that translates swearing/cursing/vulgarity, etc. on the comments into "bleeped" versions. (E.g. "what the f*** is up with the f***in censoring of our f***in comments?")

I personally dislike censorship and did not want to do anything of the sort until it dawned on me that there are so many technologies out there trying to make the 'net a "safer place" [for kids], that by allowing mass amounts of swearing on the site would, in effect, result in this site being censored by other parties such as AOL, Google, and many other directories and third party software. Many of the search engines display "safe" results BY DEFAULT, which really sucks. Other sites or third party software may ban metalunderground.com content altogether if it were to contain excessive swearing.

So yes, part of me hates the script I put in place. But the fact that many of you have happened upon this site in the past 6 months (traffic has increased almost tenfold) makes me happy that I have made this site and the news and information we present more accessible for anyone to find in the long run. Afterall, one of the main goals of metalunderground.com is to get underground metal bands exposure, and that is not done by getting censored by a large percent of the 'net in the first place.

So go ahead, lemme hear what you f***in think about it! But in all fairness, I think you f***ing get the point even with the godd*mn f***ing "bleeped" profanity, so stop yer b****ing! ;-) If it makes anyone feel better, your unedited comments are actually stored as-is, so if I decide to update or remove the bad language filter, it'll all be shown just as you typed it.

In the end, like everything else on the web, "getting it right" is a technical endeavor. As such, I'd appreciate it if anyone becomes aware of a site or software that is filtering/censoring metalunderground.com, please let me know about it so I can look further into the situation for a possible resolution.

Thanks to all of our readers who've stuck around and exchanged ideas and opinions on this site (even when it's only a "F*** Slipknot", "F*** Phil" or "Linkin Park f***ing sucks!"). Trust that we know what you mean.

KEEP METAL ALIVE!

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1. NIGHTSTALKER writes:

THIS IS f***ING BULLsh**,f*** MAN, OH WELL SINCE SOCCER SLUT MOMS DONT WANT THERE LITTLE KIDS TO LOOK UP ANY sh** THAT ISNT APPROPIATE I GUESS .. WELL BULLsh**!!!!! f***ING BASTARDS

# Feb 25, 2004 @ 10:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. RazorBlade Boner writes:

f***f***f***f***f***f***f***f***f***f***f***f***f***f***f***f***f***

# Feb 26, 2004 @ 4:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. reignman669 writes:

as the source of your E.g. dear deathbringer, i apprectiate you taking the time out to explain the situation. i love the site and now that i understand why you do it, i won't have to boycott. JUST f***ING KIDDING!!! oh by the way, ALL HAIL SLAYER!!

# Feb 27, 2004 @ 9:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. LiTsA writes:

This is bullsh** if stupid parents would stop complaining their f***ing kids shouldnt be exposed to this crap then dont get the internet. I mean seriously, they aren't gonna be yer little hell raisers forever you gotta let them grow up and like there not gettin f***in exposed to it at school or in yer home. So don't try to blame the problem of a stick up yer a$$ on us when its you, the f***in parents, fault anyways.

# Feb 27, 2004 @ 2:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Warlock writes:

As a father of 2, I have to agree! Sorry guys!
I want my kids to appreciate the music and appreciate to swear in there own time! \m/

# Feb 27, 2004 @ 3:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Al writes:

I think sensorship is bullsh** but I have to agree with "Warlock" when you have kids, you have to prevent them for speeding up in life, if you know what I mean, let kids be kids and everything else at its own time!! Hail Metal Brothers _\m/

# Feb 27, 2004 @ 10:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. muffy writes:

Censorship is a f***ing necessary evil!! So all u metal people need to just f***in deal with it. a$$holes!! yea, thats right I called u all sphincters. WAT UP?!?! Take care & keep up the good work with the web sight. SLAYER rules!!! I don't like fags.

# Feb 28, 2004 @ 12:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Lupe Broussard writes:

OK we live in a world that wants to shelter our young ones. Which I can understand..but this is not the real world and sheltering can be a downward spiral...but, ok, I love this site and am willing to cooperate. I can express myself without cursing and swearing. But it is so fu...uh...so darn boring!

# Feb 29, 2004 @ 8:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. deathbringer writes:

Hey, thanks for your support everyone. Well my point is that you can keep on cursing all you want, and we'll still get the point even though it'll be "bleeped" out. I would not have implemented such a filter if there were no external consequences (censorship/filtering) for for allowing bad language on the site. But I think, as several people have pointed out as well, that it has some good aspects as well. Rock on!

# Feb 29, 2004 @ 9:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Priest Fan writes:

I am also the father of two. I agree with Warlock. It makes no difference whether or not you can see the whole word. We get the point. Some guys(girls) just get a thorn in their side because they think "expressions of themselves" are being controlled. We all know what the words are. Younger "kids" can find out in their own time.

# Mar 5, 2004 @ 10:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. suckafish03 writes:

yep i'm 16 do you want your kids turning out like me. i found out all the words f***,c***,damn sh** and all the things that make you giggle at a younger age now its just a form of agression so bring on your censorship and keep thinkn' about the children there our future. (ha ha ha)

# Mar 6, 2004 @ 1:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. casey writes:

y the f*** do ppl care bout swearing so much they r just words of hate and over protective parents if u come here if the kid know these words or saying its to late there gonna find out sooner or later so let them grow up as u once did and u probaly hated ur parents 4 that

# Mar 7, 2004 @ 1:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. DyedTransparent writes:

If you can't express yourself without profanity, don't speak at all. It's not that I abhor it, I'm a regular sailor myself, but there are many many more eloquent and unmistakable ways of conveying your point without reducing yourself to four letter words. At least learn them in another language.

# Mar 16, 2004 @ 8:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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