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vulgarity, expletives, cussin'... Whatever you call it, it's not welcome here.

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Please help me to understand (and eventually to explain) when it's necessary to use expletives in a Meta site

Tl;Dr When talking about the use on expletives on local or network-wide Meta, that are not about the name of tool, programming language, or the word itself on a language site, what do we understand ...
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My edit to remove expletives on a Meta site was reverted and my flag for ♦ moderator attention was rejected. What's next? [closed]

On Stack Overflow en Español Meta, there is a "question" where the OP is complaining that they were suspended one hour on the chat because they used expletives (actually one specific expletive). On ...
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Profanity on the main page

On linguistic sites, for example on Русский язык, it is rather appropriate to discuss obscene vocabulary. We on rus.SE use a special tag to indicate this kind of stuff (in order to allow some people ...
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What should the policy be about mock profanity?

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 ...
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Revisit the ruling on vulgar language?

While we merrily close questions asking about profanity and vulgar language usage on Stack Exchange as duplicates of Are expletives (cursing, swear words or vulgar language) allowed on SE sites? the ...
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Does profanity in URLs get flagged in any way?

I just uploaded an image using the Imgur Stack Exchange uploader. The URL it provided for the image contains a swear word. Does this get automatically flagged? Should I reupload? In addition, should ...
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What is the policy on quotes with profanity?

Are expletives (cursing, swear words or vulgar language) allowed on SE sites? states No. Expletives are not acceptable behavior on meta or any other Stack Exchange site. If you can't ...
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Profanity in hot questions list

I don't participate enough in PCG to feel I should have a say in whether that community allows profanity in their question titles, and I'm not particularly interested in opening yet another, "Is the ...
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Expletives are not allowed on SE. But which ones?

According to Jeff Atwood, expletives/swearing is not acceptable behaviour, and can result in suspension. I'm fine with this, and completely condone this. One can still convey a rational point ...
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Errors in Edit description

I made a small edit (please the merits of the edit are not what is in issue here), and made a typo in the edit reason. Please see Example Now, instead of saying popped, you can see what I wrote. In ...
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Use of WTF in comments [duplicate]

I am new to this site and would like to ask whether "WTF" is acceptable in comments or answers? I found that some users use "WTF" in their comments. Considering the standards and etiquette set by ...
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Should I edit a post only to replace profanity words (which are used in non-offensive way)?

If a user posts a question/answer which contains "bad words" in code examples, should I edit such a post only to replace bad words? For example, if a user includes this code in his/her post: var ...
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Copying profanities and obscene words on Meta

Let's settle this once and for all. When discussing posts or comments (on any Meta site), is it a problem to copy profanities and obscene words from that post or comment if relevant to the discussion? ...
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What if a user is searching and is only removing profanity?

While reviewing "Suggested Edits" on Stack Overflow, I've noticed a lot of edits lately from the same user, and all of the edits consist of nothing but removing profanity. While I'm inclined to ...
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Are expletives allowed in SE chat?

Along the lines of the discussion (poll) on expletives on SE sites, what is the policy for them in chat? In my mind, there is a very large difference between proper SE site content (posts and ...
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Let's clean up low-quality posts with profanity on Stack Overflow [closed]

When I originally wrote this request, I was basing it off of Jeff's assertion that "expletives are not acceptable behavior on meta or any other Stack Overflow site." After going through a number of ...
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Should I edit question titles to accomodate users with overzealous nanny automata?

I will occasionally browse through questions and encounter a question that the firewall on a computer I frequently use blocks. Some blacklisted words that appear in the URL, such as "adult" or "gay" ...
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What is the policy on profanity on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

I recently answered a "humour +offtopic" CW question about annoying habits of colleagues with what I thought was a most amusing (and meant to be light-hearted) reply containing the word --redacted--. ...
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Are expletives (cursing, swear words or vulgar language) allowed on SE sites?

Can I use salty, expletive-laden language on Stack Exchange sites, like Q*Bert? For more information, see "What kind of behavior is expected of users?" in the Help Center. Return to FAQ index
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How much/what kind of cursing can people get away with on SO? [duplicate]

I suggest people answer with a curse word/short phrase and if the votes on it are net positive then it should be acceptable on normal SO.