|Ugh, I have to type out that LONG sentence again!?|
"Oh, that's exciting!" << Your post was caught by the.... OMFG WHY!?
Honestly, that's pushing it a little.
Jerk is another word caught by the filter. Althought it's not a nice word, it's certainly not profane. Perhaps it's subjective but I really think the players on Pico can handle words like jerk. It's not like that's the only insult word ever.
"OH CRAP WHAT AM I GOING TO CALL YOU NOW THAT JERK IS CENSORED!?"
Here is a controversial issue with the filter. Lesbian is filtered out. Gay isn't. Hmm... Is there something profane about being a lesian, Ameba? I certainly don't think so. If someone wants to be a lesbian, let them. We support free love!
Of course, the male and female words for genetalia are filtered. But I ask again, what exactly about them is profane? Everyone has them (well, except certain special people. We still love you!).
So what's the real problem here? Kids nowadays know every swear that's in the book, so what are we trying to hide from them? Plus, the ones who caused the need for the filter in the first place were the crazy kids obsessed with the word F*&K and S#%T. If it's not one thing, kids will think of another way to insult people, so eventually by this logic, all words will be blocked by the profanity filter.
I just want to be able to type "that's exciting" without being scolded by the pop-up, dang it! LOL