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How much profanity is appropriate for instructables. Answered

I have a quick question. I made a film for my next instructable, with instructions spoken in it ,better than I could explained. The people in it used a little profanity. (I counted about 11 wordy dirts for 4 min video). Would this be okay for instructables or should i try to go through and beep out any profanity? Also i already posted the video on Youtube and it took like week before i got it all squared away, so i really don't want to upload a new video. And i dont want to post something offensive and risk having that robot beat me up. The topic is about first aid. I had to take a first aid class for work and I filmed some of the hands on stuff with my camera.

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xACIDITYx (author)2008-07-15

None is best, but some is okay. Adding a warning at the beginning of the video would be nice.

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Kiteman (author)2008-07-14

Since this is a family site, and many of the members are minors, so, unless they are "minor" profanities, it is probably a better bet to try bleeping them out.

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thematthatter (author)Kiteman2008-07-14

I went by and looked at again. i counted 7 words that mean feces 3 words that mean copulation 1 word that means urine 1 word that refers to the buttocks. I'll just censor it out, I don't want it to distract from the spirit of the instructable.

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=SMART= (author)thematthatter2008-07-14

when you sensor it dont make it go BEEP! make it say something like "sugar-cat" "bum-fizzle" "drip pop", its much funnier

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killerjackalope (author)=SMART=2008-07-14

Or replace all swears with smurf, this never fails to amuse...

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bumpus (author)killerjackalope2008-07-14

"What the SMURF is going on here!!" "You MOTHER-SMURFING SON OF A SMURF" "Why the SMURF am I using CAPSLOCK"

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killerjackalope (author)bumpus2008-07-14

Shut up you smurfy little smurf-hole, go smurf yourself, while you're at it you may aswell smurf that dog's smurf since your in to that kind of smurf, you're smurfing smurf mama told me...

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Kiteman (author)killerjackalope2008-07-15

Hey! This is a family site - can we please stop all the blue language!

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killerjackalope (author)Kiteman2008-07-15

Kiteman that was a pun of such obscenity... You have been sentenced to death by goodhart...

*Remembers last tiem this happened... Never gonna make weirrrrrd puuuuns

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bumpus (author)killerjackalope2008-07-14

get the smurf into the chatroom, you, you, SMURF!

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Big Bwana (author)bumpus2008-07-15

I've always wondered this .. When you choke a smurf what color does it go ??

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bumpus (author)Big Bwana2008-07-15

It doesn't, they turn into 4-5 squirrels...

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Keith-Kid (author)2008-07-15
I say:

  • Add a warning: Contains strong language some might find offensive
  • Edit the video to bleep out the words, it's extremely easy.
  • All of the above

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Labot2001 (author)2008-07-14

Can you post a link to your youtube video? Then I'd be able to give a better opinion. And why is "kittens" one of your tags?

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thematthatter (author)Labot20012008-07-14

If i posted a link then that would have defeated the purpose of asking if its okay. It said I needed two tags, kittens was more pleasant than the other words that came to mind.

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CameronSS (author)thematthatter2008-07-15

If i posted a link then that would have defeated the purpose of asking if its okay.

Not really, if you have already noted that it contains inappropriate language. I don't really care, personally, since I'm in high school, and high schoolers cuss like drill sergeants. However, it's usually more polite to be safe than sorry, and spend a bit of time editing it.

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Labot2001 (author)thematthatter2008-07-14

Private Message me with a link. Then I'd be able to give you a better opinion.

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Big Bwana (author)thematthatter2008-07-14

Probably a good idea, things that are offensive get flagged and pulled pretty quick around here.....

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