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Are we allowed to swear on Ask?

Like, will we get banned or something?

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Any content that contains swearing on Ask.com will be removed on the grounds of inappropriate content. Read the Community Guidelines to get a feel for the rules around here :)

http://sp.ask.com/en/docs/a16/community/communityguidelines.html

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If you want to get into the Hall of Fame you do! Haha!
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It's too late! They removed like 5 of my comments on one of your questions remember? And besides, I'll be using this one so there's no way I can get in there. It's too late. It'll be months before I get in there. It's pointless.
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True... I used to be on the sh*t list too though, and look at me now!
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Yeah, you went one month this summer being bullied and got off for the rest of the month. But you still managed to get in the hall of fame. It's not fair! I swear, they really hate me. All I ever tried to do was become someone on here. All I'm trying to do is find somewhere I belong and feel like I have meaning. It's not right.
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Well maybe you should do what I did ya know? Take a little break, and come back and don't swear :D
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Forget it.
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You might not like this advice, but most people hate to hear good advice. Bad advice is easy to hear:

You sure like complain about this, but you don't do anything to fix it. Did you email Customer Support? Did you try being appropriate the last few days? Nope. You make sexu@l jokes and you haven't slowed down...
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I did slow down.
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Hell if I know.....

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DontBotherMe

There's no reason to swear here.

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Phlorence_602

No.

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You can try swearing if you want to. Most of the time, users will use a symbol or something to "bleep" out the word or a letter. Like, for example, $ex. Sometimes, ask mods will let you get away with it but if you do it too much, then they'll start bullying you. If you want to go somewhere where you have no restrictions, by all means go onto yahoo answers.

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"$ex" isn't a swear word. Is it?
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It's considered vulgar. If it's a decent question that will actually help a person, then naming g3nit@lia is also decent. But, just saying it out of nowhere might be a problem.
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Time to kick some astriods

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LISTEN, if you have the need to swear, join the military and you will be sworn in by your swearing (oath) to serve and protect our wonderful country. Doing so will allow you to swear in combat.

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the greater question is, "why would you want to?!"...;-)

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You can, but you can't. Not everyone likes it either....

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From the Community Guidelines:

http://help.ask.com/ics/support/KBAnswer.asp?questionID=93

'Profanity and Adult Content
Sexual health questions are welcome, explicit content is not. Use proper terminology. Slang is inappropriate and profanity is prohibited'

So no, swearing is not permitted on Ask :)

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Silly me, I should also mention...

If a post is removed for profanity or swearing it does not mean you will be banned. It just means that you need to be a bit more careful so that more posts don't get hidden and that you don't get in trouble :)
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no, but you can censor it a little. if you swear, then your answer will just get reported, you wont be banned.

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no gosh diddly

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laxaholic8

no........... sucks

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No

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