Is there anyway to block a word instead of totally blocking the friend? I find F*CK extremely offensive. In addition I have young people as friends, and they should not be subjected to this language either. This word constantly turns up in various items as well as some people typing it. I've asked people not to use it, but they only read their posts. I am sure there would be others that would like to have this word blocked as well.
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closed as off topic by ChrisF, Ben Brocka, animuson♦, Rory, slugster Oct 7 '12 at 2:43
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Word filters are bad things and often cause more problems than they solve. However, a user should not use offensive words to begin with. If there is no valid reason to use them, they should be edited out of the posts they are in, or their comments containing them should be flagged. If you're referring to such words used in chat, you have the option to flag such messages as well.
I feel that any of those options more than adequately deals with the situation. If a user goes on to keep using offensive language, at some point a moderator attention flag explaining the situation might be in order.