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Rainbows. Rainbows? Rainbows!

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:51 pm
by Portreve
So, I have recently discovered that this benighted message board replaces the word rainbows with the word rainbows. Now, I'm not trying to suggest that certain words, like rainbows for example, mightn't be a bit harsh for this forum, but nevertheless, using the plural of the word for that famous and beautiful aerial refractory event has certainly left me scratching my... head.

Consider, for example, the quandary one might find oneself in. Another LMF user might have no idea if I had seen and was talking about a rainbow platoon, or if I had instead let out an expletive. “Hey, John, did you just curse, or were you really talking about light being prismatically bent?" "No, Alex, I was talking about rainbows."

Surely you can see what I mean about the inherent confusion!

So, instead, I propose that the word rainbows (and not the word rainbows) instead be replaced by the phrase "under the sheets". For example:

"My computer is really under the sheets after I did that kernel upgrade."

as opposed to

“My computer is really rainbows after I did that kernel upgrade.

See the difference?


Thank you for your time.

Re: Rainbows. Rainbows? Rainbows!

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:23 pm
by all41
we could also discuss snowflakes in the same (or opposite) context.
Cheers to all

Re: Rainbows. Rainbows? Rainbows!

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:55 am
by Pierre
Yeah - - there is certain "words" that the phpBB system will smack down,
& we aren't sure of what is actually in that list, though.
:?

Re: Rainbows. Rainbows? Rainbows!

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:27 am
by GS3
Many years ago I signed up at a website with the user name pachinko which the forum software converted to pa***o and that became my user name for the duration.

Dafuq?!

Re: Rainbows. Rainbows? Rainbows!

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:06 am
by Lert
GS3 wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:27 am
Many years ago I signed up at a website with the user name pachinko which the forum software converted to pa***o and that became my user name for the duration.

Dafuq?!
:lol: 46 years ago I spent half the night playing Pachinko at Nikko with a young Japanese chap. So funny. Sorry, off topic.. :roll:

Re: Rainbows. Rainbows? Rainbows!

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:54 am
by smurphos
Pierre wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:55 am
Yeah - - there is certain "words" that the phpBB system will smack down,
& we aren't sure of what is actually in that list, though.
:?
Testing Testing,

I can only find 2 that get replaced. Any word that includes those terms also gets replaced.
I was very surprised that See You Next Tuesday gets through unscathed. :mrgreen:

Re: Rainbows. Rainbows? Rainbows!

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:27 am
by xenopeek
Howdy folks. We strive for this board to be a welcoming place to all. To that effect some words commonly used for swearing at others or being abusive towards others are censored, as per forum rule viewtopic.php?f=17&t=83314#i2. In that context we're satisfied the replacement words serve their purpose.

Re: Rainbows. Rainbows? Rainbows!

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:58 am
by RollyShed
So a rainbow is a physical effect caused by the sun shining through water droplets. Is it offensive? It is a technical term and you get one, singular, and I see, before posting in this message it is singular.

Re: Rainbows. Rainbows? Rainbows!

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:07 am
by xenopeek
Rainbows is what the word censor replaces certain swear words with.

Re: Rainbows. Rainbows? Rainbows!

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:11 am
by GS3
xenopeek wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:27 am
Howdy folks. We strive for this board to be a welcoming place to all. To that effect some words commonly used for swearing at others or being abusive towards others are censored, as per forum rule viewtopic.php?f=17&t=83314#i2. In that context we're satisfied the replacement words serve their purpose.
Yeah, I don't think anybody is complaining. Just having having fun with the rainbowing rainbows. :)

I can understand some could be offended to read about how installing the latest version of LM totally rainbowed my computer. :)

Re: Rainbows. Rainbows? Rainbows!

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:28 am
by carum carvi
Only once I have experienced double rainbows (in real life while walking outside). Double rainbows are quite rare and they are exactly what it says it is, two rainbows above each other. Simply beautiful to look at! This personal experience is of no merit to this post, but I wanted to mention it anyway...

Until Xenopeek explained the use of the word "rainbows" on this forum, I didnt dare post a reaction, because English is not my native language and I did not understand at all, what Portreve was on about, with his various rainbow references... :D

Cant swear words simply be deleted on this forum, instead of being replaced with "rainbows" ? When I hear a beep sound on television I know a swear word has been spoken out a loud. That particular beep sound only draws attention to the swear word which is forbidden. But when a swear word is simply deleted on television, by a simple silence, then I dont get focused / reminded that a taboo word has been uttered..

Double rainbows:

https://graceintorah.files.wordpress.co ... ainbow.jpg

Re: Rainbows. Rainbows? Rainbows!

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:33 am
by Vladimir00
xenopeek wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:07 am
Rainbows is what the word censor replaces certain swear words with.
Very cleverly :D In russian language curse words most often replaced by dots.For example ...

Re: Rainbows. Rainbows? Rainbows!

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:44 am
by Kadaitcha Man
Vladimir00 wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:33 am
xenopeek wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:07 am
Rainbows is what the word censor replaces certain swear words with.
Very cleverly :D In russian language curse words most often replaced by dots.For example ...
Where I'm from, people just call out my name.

Re: Rainbows. Rainbows? Rainbows!

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:09 am
by Vladimir00
Kadaitcha Man wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:44 am
Vladimir00 wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:33 am
xenopeek wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:07 am
Rainbows is what the word censor replaces certain swear words with.
Very cleverly :D In russian language curse words most often replaced by dots.For example ...
Where I'm from, people just call out my name.
Roskomnadzor (Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media) explains how to correctly replace obscene words in In russian language :D
https://twitter.com/kolezev/status/1141 ... 2205701%2F

Re: Rainbows. Rainbows? Rainbows!

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:39 am
by Vladimir00
Vladimir00 wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:09 am
Kadaitcha Man wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:44 am
Vladimir00 wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:33 am


Very cleverly :D In russian language curse words most often replaced by dots.For example ...
Where I'm from, people just call out my name.
Roskomnadzor (Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media) explains how to correctly replace obscene words in In russian language :D
https://twitter.com/kolezev/status/1141 ... 2205701%2F
All this applies only to the written Russian language

Re: Rainbows. Rainbows? Rainbows!

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:08 am
by Mhoxie
xenopeek wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:07 am
Rainbows is what the word censor replaces certain swear words with.
Oh, thank god. For a second there I thought I was a character in a Philip K. Dick novel.

Re: Rainbows. Rainbows? Rainbows!

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:31 pm
by BG405
Pierre wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:55 am
we aren't sure of what is actually in that list
One way to find out would be to create a "test post" and PREVIEW ONLY, not actually submit it. ;)

Re: Rainbows. Rainbows? Rainbows!

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:55 pm
by GS3
BG405 wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:31 pm
Pierre wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:55 am
we aren't sure of what is actually in that list
One way to find out would be to create a "test post" and PREVIEW ONLY, not actually submit it. ;)
So what if you submit it? You are afraid the system might forget to convert it to rainbows and daisies? ;)

Re: Rainbows. Rainbows? Rainbows!

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:07 pm
by BG405
GS3 wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:55 pm
So what if you submit it?
I wouldn't want to take the chance of falling foul of the Forum rules. :mrgreen:

Re: Rainbows. Rainbows? Rainbows!

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:17 pm
by BG405
I wouldn't have posted that either .. partially obfuscating swear-words is also against Forum rules ...