Pekka wrote in post #18403891I am open to debate whether the bad words list should be applied to personal messages.
I feel that bad word list is needed as there is a lot of angry people pm'ing
Debate? Count me in!
Are all the angry people angry at the person they're PMing? The preview notice will come up if a PM says "That F-ing idiot dropped my camera" or "I'm such a F-ing idiot! I dropped my camera." And if an angry PM says "You're a F-ing idiot," a notice reminding the sender to speak more politely may make him or her even angrier.
The notice doesn't sufficiently distinguish between bad words and hostility. Of course, the software can't make the distinction.
Please note that personal attacks are not tolerated in this forum. Moderators will act if your post contains profanities.
Posts that contain profanities (perhaps disguised to fool the software) without attacking anyone are tolerated.
I think treating posts and PMs differently is reasonable. Vulgarity in a post is visible to all who read it, and it would make the board a less pleasant place for many. Maybe PMs should have a different preview notice.