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Are expletives allowed on SE sites?

I saw a comment that contained offensive words (e.g., fu**er).

How do I report that? Is this acceptable behavior on Stack Overflow?

  • When you have a question about a specific question/answer/comment then you would normally post a link to the item in question, this helps illustrate your question and can get it dealt with very quickly.
    – slugster
    Commented Jan 28, 2012 at 5:35
  • Are you Willing to see the Post Comment. Can I post The link here?.
    – Sagotharan
    Commented Jan 28, 2012 at 5:41

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Hover over the area next to the comment (where you would normally vote it up), and there is a flag icon to notify a moderator about it.

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As to whether that is acceptable, I would say no, it's offensive language. More so if it's directed at someone in particular. People may have differing opinions on certain words, it's subjective.

Also, a link (or a screenshot) might help so others can check it out. Right now, it's hearsay.

  • What I do I flag the Question or Remove the Word?
    – Sagotharan
    Commented Jan 28, 2012 at 5:42
  • You flag the comment. Commented Jan 28, 2012 at 5:45
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    @Sagotharan Yes, sorry, I erased the content of the comment in the picture so it wouldn't distract from the illustration.
    – jonsca
    Commented Jan 28, 2012 at 7:12
  • It's a shame i just notice it, even though i already up voted many good comments (@_@)
    – GusDeCooL
    Commented Mar 27, 2014 at 16:15

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