By "mock profanity", I am referring to using the top keyboard row with the shift in place of where profanity would have been.
The relevant question I asked started:
!@#&%!@$# spammers are running brute force password guessing attacks on my server (postfix on Debian). They have already guessed two user's passwords and started sending %(*!@#&%!@# spam using my server.
A user edited away the two sequences of non-letters, labelling the edit "remove masked profanity".
I was wondering whether that's a real thing. To me, it seems that no-one, no matter how sensitive, should be offended by an unpronounceable series of random characters, which means that this edit was about changing style, not any actual policy violation.
Furthermore, the edit does not seem (to my obviously non-objective eyes) to serve any of the goals listed by the editing sidebar, and even actively work against the last one labelled:
- always respect the original author.
I fully concede that I am not objective on this point, so I am posting this here to see whether there is something I'm missing.