#1 By: Cory Doctorow, September 9th, 2013 23:43
#2 By: Paul Hoerner, September 10th, 2013 02:13
People simply don't like being forced to have good manners.
#3 By: Fss, September 10th, 2013 02:24
They will have to appoint someone to make sure certain words aren't being used for other purposes, and continually have to check that www.hugetits.uk is about abnormally large birds and that www.barelylegalbitches.uk remains about law-skirting dogs.
#4 By: Anton Gully, September 10th, 2013 04:09
Why the coy headline? If the intention is to tell them to "fuck off", then why self-censor? Curious.
Anyway. Look at the past few (hundred) stories about on-line bullying or whatever and I don't think any of them involved websites with naughty words in the address.
I'm all for promoting decency, literacy, good manners and elevating on-line discussion in the UK, but maybe we should look at that after sorting out the economy and getting everyone back into work.
#5 By: hyperlax, September 10th, 2013 04:38
After the hugely successful Wars on Drugs and Privacy, brave Dave Cameron is not afraid to embark on the War on Naughtiness. All hail our leader.
#6 By: Tom Bartlett, September 10th, 2013 05:48
All of the good ones are already taken.
#7 By: Dave Hillier, September 10th, 2013 05:50
The use of "#£@*", instead of fuck, completely undermines the statement. By self-censoring, you are demonstrating that it 'should' be censored.
#8 By: datakid, September 10th, 2013 06:04
Am I really the first to mention the Scunthorpe problem?
#9 By: Aliktren, September 10th, 2013 06:23
thanks for highlighting this Cory, what a pointless policy, I want the job where I get to decide on what pointless thing we need to study next....
responded, seriously unless they are removing these words from the dictionary what do they think they are achieving ?
#10 By: gilbert wham, September 10th, 2013 06:40
Fuck, don't remind me. I was working for DEFRA round that time. All those stories are true....
#11 By: gilbert wham, September 10th, 2013 06:42
Department for Culture, Media & Sport = Ministry for Pearl-Clutching, Shrieking & Dingbattery.
#12 By: Илья Найдов, September 10th, 2013 06:53
I just wonder, did they already noticed that their own domain name already contains "dirty word" minet (aka blowjob)?.. =)
#13 By: Radio Silence, September 10th, 2013 07:01
Why the coy headline? If the intention is to tell them to "fuck off",
then why self-censor? Curious.
It's called irony.
#14 By: Christopher Waldrop, September 10th, 2013 08:09
I guess I'd better hurry up and register semprini.co.uk.
#15 By: Invictus, September 10th, 2013 09:48
TIL that when talking about British obfuscated swear words, the special characters must include the pound sign.
#16 By: Miramon, September 10th, 2013 10:07
Ha, I bet fc.uk is sponsoring the protest.
#17 By: Humbabella, September 10th, 2013 10:18
So basically we just need to Santorum British members of parliament so that they can't use their own names in domain sites.
#18 By: Captain Pedge, September 10th, 2013 10:51
#19 By: James Riley, September 10th, 2013 10:54
The latter. The former is called "hash".
#20 By: Captain Pedge, September 10th, 2013 10:58
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