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Regional Discussion => Monadnock => Keene => Topic started by: FTL_Ian on August 20, 2006, 08:05 PM NHFT

Title: KFP Censorship?
Post by: FTL_Ian on August 20, 2006, 08:05 PM NHFT
In Steve Lindsey's letter, did he originally write "f---"?
Title: Re: KFP Censorship?
Post by: Kat Kanning on August 20, 2006, 08:12 PM NHFT
He-- no.
Title: Re: KFP Censorship?
Post by: FTL_Ian on August 20, 2006, 08:19 PM NHFT
Not that I'm one to pepper articles with profanity, but what exactly is the editorial policy on this?
Title: Re: KFP Censorship?
Post by: Russell Kanning on August 20, 2006, 08:36 PM NHFT
I have no interest in having profanity in our paper.
Title: Re: KFP Censorship?
Post by: Kat Kanning on August 20, 2006, 08:38 PM NHFT
Editorial policy = my whim.   ::)
Title: Re: KFP Censorship?
Post by: d_goddard on August 20, 2006, 08:45 PM NHFT
Editorial policy = my whim.   ::)
As it should be, dammit! :)

Besides, this isn't censorship, Ian -- it's just Bowdlerization (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowdlerization)
Title: Re: KFP Censorship?
Post by: Pat K on August 20, 2006, 10:01 PM NHFT
I have no interest in having profanity in our paper.


Well their goes any chance for me.
Title: Re: KFP Censorship?
Post by: Kat Kanning on August 21, 2006, 06:15 AM NHFT
PatK:  Profane, but really really funny  ;D
Title: Re: KFP Censorship?
Post by: citizen_142002 on August 22, 2006, 09:51 PM NHFT
May I request that you indicate removal of a profane word by leaving in ---- as it shows that a modification has been made to the original text of the article.
Title: Re: KFP Censorship?
Post by: AmerTownCrier on August 22, 2006, 09:54 PM NHFT
that's a good suggestion. that's what i did with my *#(@$ magazine
Title: Re: KFP Censorship?
Post by: Braddogg on August 22, 2006, 09:54 PM NHFT
May I request that you indicate removal of a profane word by leaving in ---- as it shows that a modification has been made to the original text of the article.

I prefer inserting (expletive).  At my college paper, we decided to run a letter with profanity, and a huge fight broke out over whether to use (expletive) or f*******.  The stars won, unfortunately.
Title: Re: KFP Censorship?
Post by: Dreepa on August 22, 2006, 10:16 PM NHFT
Fucking thread!
Title: Re: KFP Censorship?
Post by: Braddogg on August 22, 2006, 10:18 PM NHFT
(expletive) thread!
Title: Re: KFP Censorship?
Post by: citizen_142002 on August 22, 2006, 11:28 PM NHFT
Well f#@% indicates what was said without blasting the reader with profanity. I think that profanity is appropriate at times in inteligent discourse and literature, so long as it serves to convey a certain emotion to the reader and isn't just profanity for profanity's sake.
Title: Re: KFP Censorship?
Post by: Braddogg on August 23, 2006, 12:53 AM NHFT
Well f#@% indicates what was said without blasting the reader with profanity. I think that profanity is appropriate at times in inteligent discourse and literature, so long as it serves to convey a certain emotion to the reader and isn't just profanity for profanity's sake.

f*#$@ just seems too . . . graphic for a respectable paper.  The dashes would be better, I think.  By using the symbols, it seems like you're actually blasting the profanity LOUDER than just treating it like another word.  Of course, sometimes the point is to draw attention to the profanity, but that's a very different use than using it in a conversation.
Title: Re: KFP Censorship?
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on August 23, 2006, 09:11 AM NHFT
During one of Lenny Bruse's Obscenity trials a tape of one of his acts was played and the transcript of the act became part of the trial record.  The term: (Vernacular for Felator)  was used istead of anotherword. In fact (Vernacular for Felator) was used a lot!   (Vernacular for Felator) was used in every sentence!  
The act couldn't have been that funny with (Vernacular for Felator) every other word, but, seeing (Vernacular for Felator) over and over again on the trial transcript was.