[Humanist] 22.471 rude words online?
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Fri Jan 23 07:35:10 CET 2009
Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 471.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2009 10:10:13 +0000
From: Alun Edwards <alun.edwards at oucs.ox.ac.uk>
Subject: rude words
Our dept has received an enquiry from an academic that wishes to put up
some web pages that feature rude words (with good academic reason, of
The question is, does anyone know of any techniques that would avoid
having this page tagged as 'bad' content (or even porn) by search
engines, parental controls etc.?
Is substituting asterisks for vowels an effective method, or is this
likely to be worse? Are there any meta tags to put in the head that
There was also some concern that such pages would contravene a
University's regulations. However if there is a valid academic purpose
behind the use of potential offensive language then I don't think
there's any question of that.
Any thought's on the subject would be most appreciated, but remember:
keep it clean people...
alun.edwards at oucs.ox.ac.uk
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University of Oxford
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