Oh, sorry, my bad.BBP wrote: ↑Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:17 pmI didn't censor any words. As pointed out in the quote that CPG posted, this board is in a software package that you can download so you can have a forum at your own website. The package is PHPBB, about the most widely used forum software package. With it comes this theme, the smileys and all the php coded so you can easily run a forum.
Contained in the PHPBB package is forum censorship. Some words are blacklisted - aside from the ones you picked up, there is h.e.l.l., p.o.k.e.r., p.h.a.r.m.a.c.y, m.o.r.t.g.a.g.e. and r.i.n.g.t.o.n.e. that I have seen being censored at forums.
As you may gather from that, the prime reason is to protect users from spammers - mainly bots who use links to dangerous content like Trojans or ransomware by censoring specified clickbait words.
The censorship can be turned off or removed or altered (so that we can talk about a fireplace instrument that could be used as a murder weapon that happens to have the same name as a card game) , but only people with administrator authorization can do that.
And another question, can you alter it, so some of these words can be acceptable, I mean there's just some of them that shouldn't be censored, such as "p.h.a.r.m.a.c.y", "m.o.r.t.g.a.g.e.", and "r.i.n.g.t.o.n.e."