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Author Topic: KFP Censorship?  (Read 1852 times)

FTL_Ian

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KFP Censorship?
« on: August 20, 2006, 08:05 PM NHFT »

In Steve Lindsey's letter, did he originally write "f---"?
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Kat Kanning

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Re: KFP Censorship?
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2006, 08:12 PM NHFT »

He-- no.
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Re: KFP Censorship?
« Reply #2 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?
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Re: KFP Censorship?
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2006, 08:36 PM NHFT »

I have no interest in having profanity in our paper.
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Re: KFP Censorship?
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2006, 08:38 PM NHFT »

Editorial policy = my whim.   ::)
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d_goddard

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Re: KFP Censorship?
« Reply #5 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
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Re: KFP Censorship?
« Reply #6 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.
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Kat Kanning

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Re: KFP Censorship?
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2006, 06:15 AM NHFT »

PatK:  Profane, but really really funny  ;D
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citizen_142002

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Re: KFP Censorship?
« Reply #8 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.
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AmerTownCrier

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Re: KFP Censorship?
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2006, 09:54 PM NHFT »

that's a good suggestion. that's what i did with my *#(@$ magazine
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Braddogg

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Re: KFP Censorship?
« Reply #10 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.
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Dreepa

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Re: KFP Censorship?
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2006, 10:16 PM NHFT »

Fucking thread!
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Braddogg

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Re: KFP Censorship?
« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2006, 10:18 PM NHFT »

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citizen_142002

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Re: KFP Censorship?
« Reply #13 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.
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Braddogg

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Re: KFP Censorship?
« Reply #14 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.
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