Censorship comes to Slugger…

Some of you may have noticed that every so often where a word should be, four little ####’s appear. That’s because I’ve put five words on an automatic hit list. It happens remotely, without the aid of a moderator. In my experience these particular words arise when the thinking stops and the red mist descends. Another change is the abandonment of yellow and red cards. Whilst it can be good crack, it is also costly in time and resources to manage. In future, persistent offenders against the ad hominem rule will be re-directed to another site.

  • Henry94

    Feck it.

  • Henry94

    Just checking

  • Harry Flashman

    Only five?

  • Harry Flashman

    In case anyone is interested the five words which are censored are; ####, ####, ####, #### and ####, so now you know.

  • BogExile

    For fuck sake what the fuck are the five fucking words?

  • They are not rude words, just indicative of thought leaving the discussion. I’d love to post them, but of course the censor would render them as ####s.

  • Henry94

    Taig Prod Brit

  • Ringo

    In my experience these particular words arise when the thinking stops and the red mist descends.

    I’m guessing:

    Nazi
    Fascist
    Equality
    Rights
    and
    Biased

    How did I do?

  • BogExile

    custard, incontinence, Chris Gaskin, cardigan>

  • Betty Boo

    Still testing, Henry?
    Maybe it has something to do with Goodwin’s Law?

  • BogExile

    Shinner, sinner, Michael Winner?

  • Betty Boo

    Who ever guesses the words has to give us a description.

  • Betty, are you offering prizes?

  • BogExile

    orange, green, in between? Oh bollocks I’m obviously too shy and retiring.

  • Betty Boo

    Jesus, I should think before I type!
    Anyway, what are you having in mind?

  • BogExile

    Bit of a Catch 22 – if the words are disgustingly racist, homophobic, genetalic etc but not all of these then one wouldn’t want to print them for fear of getting through the five man wall and scoring a visible own goal as it were.

    On the other hand if we abstain from such offence how do we win the promised holiday in Fuerteventura in Chris Wards caravan with Betty?

  • It was just a thought. The trouble is that the words in question are already in the public domain, on a blog near Slugger.

    Check the blogroll to find the answers.

  • We did this on a site once and it just ended up that people spent the time guessing the ####ing words and then V1AGR4-ing them.

  • Northern FF

    scum
    moron
    twit
    rabid
    idiot
    filth
    ?

  • Betty Boo

    A holiday sounds good to me.
    But why would you want to send me to a place you call a “chavvish lump of sand” and make me commit offences against good taste?
    Can’t I go somewhere else? I take Chris Ward’s caravan with me.

  • eejit

  • Northern FF

    Ho ho! I got one.

    Now, what about this prize?

  • That looks like a very palpable hit!

  • BogExile

    Betty,

    I’m staggered that I have been cross refreenced!. I normally try to make my contributions so dull, repetitive, contrary, off the point or incoherent that they are ignored. This is a dangerous development!

    Ok then, lets take Chris’s Caravan to Rossnowlagh in Co. Donegal – scene of my finest hours in 1987. But we’d need to sweep it first (for bugs and Chris Gaskin;).

  • Betty Boo

    Northern FF,
    The description first.

    BogE,
    Who knows what else we might find sweeping.

  • Jo

    shit

  • PS

    Bog

    Its a strange obsession you seem to have with Chris. Why mention him twice on a thread that has nothing to dow ith the man?

  • slug

    You are a sectarian bigot.

  • If ever there was an invigation to cuss like a ho this is it!! Yipeee!!

    bigot
    mopery
    prick
    tosser
    testicle
    dick
    irredentist
    you’re a dentist

  • PS

    cunt

  • PS

    Embarassing mistake there!

  • Fuppin’ grasshole. Pedrophile. Fuppin’ backstard.

  • Henry94

    Girls drink arse

  • Maca,
    You’re kind of cheating there…but it’s Ok you’re one of the good lads, deffo not a bigot!

    How about
    1.securocrats
    2.mopery

  • Ah Paul, thanks a lot. Now I can’t cuss. #### you and the #### horse you rode in on! 😉

  • Mick O’Tick

    I can’t believe its come down to this s##t. What the f##k does slugger expect from us, peaceful debate? We’re all t##g’s, p##d’s and B##t’s looking for a venue to vent our opinions.

  • Mickhall

    cunt

    Posted by PS on Dec 08, 2005 @ 02:23 PM

    Embarassing mistake there!

    Posted by PS on Dec 08, 2005 @ 02:26 PM

    PS
    LOL, wonderful, LOL again.

    😉

  • Jo

    dick

  • Northern FF

    Betty Boo

    It’s often found in stale standing water. Popular term of abuse for Her Majesty’s Constabulary during the Miner’s Strike.

    Rhymes with Bum.

  • Ringo

    Malaria!

  • Betty Boo

    Its Christmas on Slugger!

  • PS

    You’re a bum, you’re a punk, you’re an aul slut on junk.
    Lying there almost dead with a drip in your head.

    You scumbag, you maggot, you cheap lousy faggot. Merry Christmas my arse I pray God its our last.

    And the boys…………..

  • BogExile

    PS:
    Damn it, I miss him when he’s not around to so elequently proseletise Sinn Fein

    Betty:

    Oo-er! I’ve had to eat three pieces of clove rock to cope with the implications of your last.

    Instead of Rossnowlagh why don’t we take Chris’s passion wagon for a tour of South Armagh spy towers. I have a free pass into N-31 on account of a misunderstanding with the SAS when I was hiking with the Scouts several years ago.

  • George

    dumb?

  • Henry94

    My father wore it as a youth
    In bygone days of yore
    And on the Twelfth I love to wear
    The #### my father wore.

  • Ringo

    panties?

  • BogExile

    moustache!

  • Syphillis

  • BogExile

    You ####bag
    You maggot
    You cheap lousy faggot

  • seannaboy

    santa
    claus
    fairy
    gnome
    XXmas

  • Betty Boo

    BogE,
    That’s more like it.
    I just can see us in the fog bearing plains of Armagh, approaching Mount Doom, reaching the inside of its tower in the fellowship of the (spying) ring.

  • n future, persistent offenders against the ad hominem rule will be re-directed to another site.

    What site would that be, Mick? Could be interesting.

    🙂

  • BogExile

    Imagine, finally meeting the Dark Lord of the South Armagh Farmers for Money!

    It will be a adventure fraught with danger and Fanta.

    But with the aid of our trusty Spaniel ‘Gaskin’ and helped along by several bags of Tayto Pickled Onion, we will triumph! Meet you at the Gap of The North. If we go through Bessbrook we might pick up Goldberry (if he’s up for any more adventure)

  • Betty Boo

    “What site would that be, Mick?”

    Maybe wherever Bertie and Martin went over a week ago as they wandered off.

  • This one for now, but we’ll probably review it from time to time.

  • BE, ahem!

  • Betty Boo

    “Click on the Teletubbies to find the home page”
    Sure, that’ll help.

  • BogExile

    Quite. Sorry. 🙂

  • TAFKABO

    First they decommissioned the guns, now on Slugger, they’re putting the words beyond use.

    Will this sanity never end?
    It’s like John Humes letter finally got through to Setanta Clause.

  • Mick O’Tick

    It’s obvious from the previous posts, that we all feel suppressed in voicing certain words. No?

  • Betty Boo

    And that would be something we all have in common. Finally!

  • Culchie
    Gype
    Paghil
    Ganch
    Shitehawk

  • Bush
    Rice
    Pope in Rome
    Lundy
    Derry diocesian funds
    Boys’ Home
    Pisspoor local newspaper columnists
    Bottawoutery
    Oirish
    Yellow Alliance Bastards

  • Belfastwhite

    Voldemort?

  • ME

    as long as i can use fenain i’m happy

  • fuck
    bigot
    nazi

  • bigot
    b1got

  • What about “whatabout”?

  • Zorro

    I have had one word blocked and, if I remember correctly, it was bigot.

    Spelt -B-I-G-O-T-

  • joc

    But bigot has 5 letters – not 4.

  • joc

    Adams
    Paisley
    Trimble
    Durkan
    Empty
    Ford
    Blair
    Ahern

    No – none of those either.

  • joc

    Antisemitic ?

  • TAFKABO

    is it my imagination or did an entire thread disappear?

    the one about someone being charged with the bank robbery?

  • TAFKABO

    Sorry, my mistake, it’s still there.

    carry on……

  • Alan

    What’s the point in censoring the comments when the blogads displays F*** 2005 for children of all ages to view?

  • Yes, well, umm…. I looked at that site before approving it and I’d no idea that was going to happen. Besides, none of the words are censored for the sake of public decency per se, but for what they tend to mark in the discussion.

  • Betty Boo

    But is was some craic. Maybe we should do it more often as a kind of tention release exercise.

  • Emily

    Belgium?

  • PaddyReilly

    Obviously I can’t tell you what the censored word is, or it would be censored, but there is a word which sounds like the surname Pigott, and an adjective deriving from it that sounds like bigger tit, that slugger doesn’t like. There are a lot of Pigotts in Ulster, and a lot of people (those who do not agree with me) have bigger tit opinions.

  • joc

    fenian ?

  • 6countyprod

    Maybe I am a being a little too sensitive, but am I the only person who is getting slightly irritated at the omnipresence of the prominent (apparently) artistic obscenity on the blogad ‘A Blue Chicken’ on the left-hand side of all Slugger pages?

  • I can’t do it, I want to do it but I can’t. I am being actively encouraged to use bad words but I find myself unable to incase they’re NOT censored. I need therapy 🙁