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A question about T&C

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posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 03:13 PM
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I recently found out about a couple of places with unusual names. I'm not going to put them here. Instead, I'll put a couple of links up so you can see what I'm talking about. You'll see why. My question is this: If I posted these names in a list of strange place names, could I get in trouble for a T&C violation? Here are the links:

Link 1

Link 2

Well, had some trouble with the first link. I think I got it lol.
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posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 03:15 PM
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I think context is everything in this situation, although if they are in the auto filter, they will be # out either way.



posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 03:15 PM
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Link 1...what is the questionable name there..?

Link 2...lol.

Exactly in what context where you planning on using these..?


And don't be hesitant to answer me - I'm a volunteer Mod.





posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 03:19 PM
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Looks to me that the town name got # out even in the wiki title. I believe it is called Fwording Austria :p
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posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 03:20 PM
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reply to post by facelift
 


I fixed link 1. I think the auto filter or whatever wouldn't let me put it on.



posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 03:22 PM
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Well, if I had seen that, I wouldn't have remarked that I didn't know what he was talking about.





When I hit the First link, a few minutes ago, it went to a wiki page of Rogers Hornsby.





Either way, OP - exactly why did you want to throw these names out there..?



posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 03:24 PM
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I was thinking about doing a thread about odd names for places and thought that these were extremely strange. Then I got to wondering if I might get in trouble if I did list them.



posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 03:25 PM
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hmmmm.......

Interesting.

Fascinating.

Never knew that.

Any more links?




posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 03:26 PM
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I was thinking about doing a thread about odd names for places and thought that these were extremely strange. Then I got to wondering if I might get in trouble if I did list them.


Actually OP, don't even bother...what most people around here do NOT understand is how SEO works...


The reason why discussing certain things is against the T & Cs is due to web crawlers, so you can blame those little things for holding up the fun.





posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 03:29 PM
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Are you serious?

There's loads

www.oddee.com...


Just search rude place names or something



posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 03:29 PM
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It was really a guess. I think what happened, the swear filter here, even censors links, there is no such page as #ing autria, so it brought us to a front page or something. I just noticed the titlebar said #ing austria



posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 03:30 PM
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Really? I guess a chit chat thread would be OK, the auto censors will block the actual words so it will lose its punch. Linking to them as you did here is a better idea.

Springer...



posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 03:32 PM
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Originally posted by TKDRL
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It was really a guess. I think what happened, the swear filter here, even censors links, there is no such page as #ing autria, so it brought us to a front page or something. I just noticed the titlebar said #ing austria




Yeah it even censors links.... weird
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posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 03:56 PM
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Was being a little sarcastic,actually blup.




posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 04:11 PM
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Originally posted by sonnny1
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Was being a little sarcastic,actually blup.







Well see? And I LOVE sarcasm too.... it's sometimes difficult to tell huh?



posted on Apr, 28 2012 @ 02:00 AM
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I dont think T&C applies to all of us here.

I was in a very popular thread and a member straight up calls black people "monkeys".

Hes still a member.



posted on Apr, 28 2012 @ 02:08 AM
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I would think common sense would be the way to proceed....

If dildo is the name of the town...then you would name...city and state.
As far as the cuss words, your title should allude to what the subject matter is...example...

"Cuss words used in park around kids..."

Common sense IMO....

Good question



posted on Apr, 28 2012 @ 06:20 AM
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I may be mistaken, but I don't think this is a problem that comes up very often.

Perhaps cities with these sorts of names don't tend to draw a lot of attention from news providers.



posted on Apr, 28 2012 @ 02:46 PM
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Thanks. I will do that.



posted on May, 1 2012 @ 05:55 AM
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IMHO its a beautiful demonstration of the inherent hypocrisy in censorship. Imagine a kid from that town telling other children where he's from.


Its not the strong words that are bad, its the use of them in harmful ways. But with sensorship - even the suggestion of a strong word can get someone a slap - it even happended to me here without using any specific words. Just the "#" signs.

In my world, "taking offense is offensive" - and that includes censorship. And yea I get it that the ATS policies are designed to resist corporate filters for wider distribution. But I've seen much less filtered blog-sites in way more corporate settings. And as for filtering things from kids that'll NEVER work, kids are the best at finding what they want to find on the internet. So instead the censorship leads to the scenario of the V Speech.

So IMHO, well done OP! I think you've artfully pointed out a valid short-coming of the T&Cs that result in a random unexpected violation for members here from time to time. Like in this thread with this context those pictures are VERY entertaining, interesting - and perfectly legitimate for all ages of geography and language lessons. And similarly, an image like one of those in opposition to another poster would be quickly mod'd as disrespectful... and thus we're stuck with the slippery slopes of the T&Cs... to the point where even asking the question might be DANGEROUS. Of course some risks are worth $$$$'ing taking (IMHO).




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