A note from the mods

  1. sirdarksol

    sirdarksol Fishlore Legend Member

    There have been a few instances where people have used the word "ass" recently, specifically in reference to the butt.
    The mods consider this a swear (a mild one, but a swear nonetheless) and several members have backed this opinion up.

    However, we understand that this one is difficult to know about because the censors don't pick it up. They haven't been programed to pick this one up for two reasons:
    First of all, there's another use for the word; to refer to the load-bearing quadruped. We prefer the term "donkey," but there might, conceivably, be a point where specific word choice is important (as long as that word choice is never meant as a double entendre), so we don't want to rule it out.
    Second, and more importantly, there are many words, such as bass, compass, compassion, pass, class, assistant, etc... that have the word in it, and the censors will pick it out of words, in much the same way that they pick the "swear" out of my martial arts master's last name-Yama****a (Yamash-ita). It's such a common string of letters that it would be nearly impossible to program the censors to ignore all of the legitimate words.

    From this point on, please don't use the word unless it is meant to literally refer to a donkey. Any other uses will be treated as any other instance of swearing.
    Thank you for your time.
  2. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

    Thanks SDS!
  3. Chris123

    Chris123 Well Known Member Member

    Thank you for puttung this up sirdarksol
    I appriciate it:)