So, there's this big economic catastrophe going on right now, right? $700 billion in taxpayer money going to "fix" the proble, right? And there's also this little election coming up, yeah? Whole lot of big stuff going on. But if you ask our readers, all of that stuff combined looks like a small hunk of shit next to the real issue right now: A fucking profanity filter in the comments section. The response has been an absurd overreaction of fairly epic proportions. It was, to say the least, not too inspiring.
Personally, we don't totally get the response. It's not like we're telling you to stop. And it's not exactly like we're decreasing the readability of the comments, (it's not as if you don't know what c*ckmuncher looks like without the asterisk). Even if you couldn't tell what c*ckmuncher was, there's a little "Show Profanity" button, (that we should have just labeled "Stop Your Whining"), to clear everything up. Yeah, when you hit that button, all of the asterisks go away. But, why mention that when instead you could explode in an absurd and almost comical overreaction.
Some highlights, perhaps are in order. User Tparrico expressed her dissatisfaction with the profanity filter with four consecutive comments, one of which was the word "beaner" over and over again. Gr3m1in says "This profanity blocker is doing further damage to the already crippled English language." Some people would just curse over and over again, and some would find clever, (or, what we assume they think of as "clever"), ways to beat the filter, (spacing out each letter i n d i v i d u a l l y). Congratulations, you're an amazing and brilliant hacker, expect a call from the NSA based on your uncanny filter-cracking abilities, we hear they're looking for codebreakers.
Honestly, folks...It's a profanity blocker. Reading some of the screaming, irrational reactions, well...We got worried about you guys. Get out a little bit. Like, outside. Go to places, with people. The park, a bar, the movies. Anywhere. Run around, meet people. We can't hide curses in the real world, so get your fill. Do anything, and maybe afterwards, you'll realize just how trivial a profanity blocker is, and how maybe there are some other targets that are slightly more deserving of your intense, insane rage.
Have a great day.
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