What Is The Criteria Blurtit Uses For Profanity?

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Sy, BLurtit's list seems rather arbitrary, at times. I think many (if not all) of us have run into this issue. It appears they began with a very broad banned words list from which to work, including words that may ve more internationally recognized as vulgarity. The current system is an improvement, believe it or not, as they used to simply delete the entire post immediately (it would disappear and never post at all!). Now, one may submit the post for moderator review if one of their words inadvertently is included in one's post, or choose to alter it in the moment. Also, I must say that thought the system is far from perfect, one can send an email explaining the word use and requesting it be on the permitted list, and Blurtit it has been my experience that Blurtit is very responsive to those requests.

Yes, at one time lollipop was not allowed (as apparently it has some sexual connotation), and another rather humorous one (though perhaps not at the time for our friend) was "dry rub" as she was describing the process for BBQ in the cooking group.
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Anonymous commented
Apologize for typos, but Blurtit will not allow Me to edit the answer for typos right now.
Pat Merrifield
Pat Merrifield commented
Lollipop and dry rub having sexual connotations? Wow, guess I've been out of the loop far too long. Had the term "friends with benefits" explained to me in great detail some years back and am still trying to get my jaw closed! Astounded to say the least.
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It keeps you from using text formatting. When you leave an answer for someone, they want that person to be able to understand what you are trying to relay to them. Not all people are up on text slang.
Profanity is not accepted, simply because it is considered vulgar. It's up to you to monitor yourself when it comes to this use. As a result of you using the profanity in your question up there, you are at risk of having your question removed. Sorry.
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Jacquelyn Mathis
Jacquelyn Mathis commented
They are a little more relaxed about what you say in the shout box, people use text format in there all the time, I'm just saying that it's when you post a question, or an answer is when they want you to use your own judgment for language, as an adult, you know what slang and cursing is.
Pat Merrifield
Pat Merrifield commented
mom, was in the shoutbox where I tried to use 'tw**n. It was denied. I still am vague as to why text formatting needs to be controlled.
Jacquelyn Mathis
Jacquelyn Mathis commented
You do understand what I mean by 'text' don't you. Like when people text one another on the phone is what I mean. I guess maybe I shouldn't use the word formatting, I should say texting? I think? That is what they don't want you to do on the site. Does this help I hope?

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