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General EduGeek News/Announcements Thread, Behaving yourselves in EduGeek Stuff; I'd be quite happy if we stopped all swearing and renamed FFS. I can't get into Edugeek at work when ...
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    I'd be quite happy if we stopped all swearing and renamed FFS. I can't get into Edugeek at work when I most need it from time to time because it gets blocked by council filters due to exceeding a weighted phrase limit - presumably due to bad language. I know we are all adults, and some folk swear as a matter of course, but this is supposed to be a work-related forum.

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    I think renaming it is the most popular option. We will get back to people by the end of the week, but we are out of prizes so can't run it as a competition.

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    My favs so far:
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    Some other suggestions:
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    How about the Gareth Gates appreciation thread?

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    I personally think renaming it will be a complete waste of time. What difference will it make ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    I personally think renaming it will be a complete waste of time. What difference will it make ?
    Well, its just that the very name of the forum engenders the idea that bad language is acceptable. If it was called "Oh poopey pants!" It wouldn't.

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    When i joined a year ago, the fact it was called FFS! didn't make me believe it was alright to swear. I saw it as what it was, a place to vent..

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    I find the title FFS offensive, and i'm embarrassed by it. Always have been. I've always known what the area is there for, that's quite plain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Suggestions for a new name?
    "Abandon hope, all EduGeeks who enter"?

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    FSM* Help Us?


    *insert favourite deity here.

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    How about simply "aaagggghhhhhhh!!!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    Steam room?

    Byte back? *groan* (for when you feel the chips are down and you want to cache them in) *grooooan*
    That's actually rather good! FFS is for having your say, so 'biting' back is rather an appropriate name!

    Motion carried then? Byte Back?

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    I like 'byte back'
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    'Arrrrghhhhhhhhh!!!!!'

    But IMHO FFS is still fine

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    The Padded Cell - where no one can hear you scream!!!

    yea yea ok - I'm going!

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    Can I also suggest having it hidden from guests? atm everyone can see it is there, so the spys have a reason to sign up and look in that forum. Whereas if they didn't even know it was there it would give people who post inflammatory statements a fighting chance of it not being seen before they re-read their post and remove any identifying information.

    and going totally OT. When did witch move to Wales?.... and become a mod? I obviously haven't been paying full attention.

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