Best not to go down that route... I'm not in favour of censorship, so I don't want this at all. I don't see excessive swearing anyway on this forum and the occasional word or phrase simply reflects how people talk in real life and is an important way to let off steam when people are pissed off with something. These apparently "sensitive" visitors should simply not be so prudish, not in this century, especially. I think these are really prudent questions: has anyone actually even complained about swearing? Was it just the occasional one? If it's not an avalanche of complaints, then I certainly don't see why the rest of us should be gagged just because of the few sensitive types. However, I have a feeling that this is coming one way or another and blanking the complete word can really muddy the meaning of a sentence. Leaving the first letter in and replacing the rest with asterisks would at least allow the reader to understand what was being said. Therefore fuck would become f*** for example. Or perhaps even f**k. In short however, let's not go down the censorship route at all. Once started, the noose just tends to get unreasonably tight, more unpleasant and people end up walking on eggshells trying not to get on the wrong side of the mods. It's one small step to eventually apply it to other sections of the forum, which it surely will and will simply encourage mods to be more draconian over other things too, over time. This is not to say that I think it's ok for one poster to attack another and then use lots of swear words to really offend them. Offensive stuff like that can and should be dealt with by the mods like any other case of discipline and is already in the rules.