What's with the blur spolier?


#1

So you go to blur a “bad” word for the sensitive types, which it does but then you unblur a block. Has the snowflakery got so bad we can’t even do that anymore, or the forum messing up?


(Bacon by any other name would taste just as great.) #2

Maybe it’s just not having had enough coffee yet, but I’m not sure what the problem is. As far as I can tell, the blur/spoiler feature is working as designed.

You can blur a word or a phrase of several words.

You can even blur an entire paragraph, or more.

What I have noticed, however, is that quoting a post with a blur in it removes the blur codes, but they can be re-added to the quotation.

Clicking on blurred text makes it visible until the text is clicked on again, which causes it to be re-blurred.

If none of the foregoing addresses your problem, let me know.

One thing to try might be to shut down your browser, start it up again, and get into the forums fresh. That sometimes clears up a difficulty.


(Bacon by any other name would taste just as great.) #3

I just saw a post that might be what you’re talking about. Certain words are censored by the software to show as blocks, one per letter. Blurring them is therefore redundant.


(Joey) #4

This is so mother-fracking cool. I never knew this was even an option! Thx.

[p.s. - if you unblurred me, what the blur were you expecting?]


#5

You didn’t swear though! It used to not be like that. We used to be allowed to use “adult” words as long as we were nice about it and blurred them, now it seems that’s gone.


#6

Right, but it wasn’t originally like that, as someone with the mouth of a truck driver I notice! Most of us have always used the blur for swears that may “offend” the sensitive people. Nobody really blurs anything else, what’d be the point?


(Bacon by any other name would taste just as great.) #7

I just checked, and there are three racial epithets that the system won’t allow, and four sexual/profane terms that are censored.

If there’s been a change, then I guess someone got tired of going around and blurring certain words that people forget to blur. The Dudes are quite clear that this is a family-friendly Web site, and we hope that people will bear that in mind while posting.

I sometimes like to blur “heck,” “gosh,” and “darn,” just 'cause it messes with people’s heads.


#8

I’ve caught that and now it makes sense. Screwing with people is always a good reason! Still think it got cranked up too far… but I guess that’s 2021!


(Joey) #9

… see above, with all due respect.


#10

People blur food anecdotes in the fasting topics, and we tend to blur carb food references in ZC carnivore chat.

Just to help people stay on their plan.

Words are powerful and the mind is weak.

Interesting psychological paper:
https://webfiles.uci.edu/eloftus/bernsteinSocialCognition05.pdf?uniq=-g02nr5

These results demonstrate that adults can be led to believe falsely that eating certain foods as children made them sick and that such false beliefs can have consequences.

These studies demonstrate that it is possible to plant rich false memories.

People can be made to believe that eating certain foods is what made them sick. This is psychological plant-based nutrition.


#11

Yep. I blur only such things. I can swear just fine and don’t understand what is the problem with using those words, they have their role but I don’t use those in polite company :smiley: (And almost never anyway but I have some friends who are fine with those and it’s cool. I dislike being under restrictions that makes no sense to me all the time.)

I don’t really understand why words about food trigger people as I am not like that but I accept they do and act accordingly. At least I try, I obviously make mistakes.

The double hide (blackboxing+blur) isn’t optimal but we can live with that I think. It’s pretty rare here.