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Friday, June 29, 2007

Re: Swearing on Blogs

posted by on June 29 at 17:04 PM

A few days ago, a friend of mine sent me a link to What’s My Blog Rated?

I plugged in the Stranger’s URL and was shocked when the site came back with a PG-13 rating. Incidentally, we got a PG-13 rating for using the dirtiest of dirty words: “gay.”

Today, after Dan’s profanity laced post (for the love of pete, do NOT look at that picture), I decided to see what kind of rating Slog would get.


That’s more like it.

But seriously, why are we getting dinged for “gay”?

Gay, gay, gay.

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you also got dinged for "hurt" and "drugs" and I hit for "bombs"

Posted by Blaire | June 29, 2007 5:42 PM

That's so weird, the fact that it's not given that rating based on the ACTUAL swear words we use. Like fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck.

That was strangely zen.

Posted by Ari Spool | June 29, 2007 5:48 PM

Yes, my work firewall/filter blocks as 'pornography'. I wonder why?

Posted by J. Whorfin | June 29, 2007 5:57 PM

Their no way Pg13 ratng for use word gay. Heer my advise for Slog; Advice reedar they must have X or R indivedual ratng to read. If you PG or G, cant logon. Of coasre, just say this. Then PG and G reeders want see what go on. By way, wen you startng Stuttgart editsion?

Posted by Joseph | June 29, 2007 6:05 PM

Joseph @4, I love reading your blog. Your mixed thoughts reveal a touching demeanor. Regarding the rating system, it's not surprising that The Stranger directed by Orson Welles is considered his poorest film.

Posted by writer | June 29, 2007 6:23 PM

I did a cursory test of their site a few days ago and concluded their whole rating system is worthless. I checked ratings for some of the mainstream political blogs, and one of them got an NC-17 for recurring use of the word "dick." That word did indeed appear a lot on the site-- but strictly in the context of "Cheney."

Posted by DrewVSea | June 29, 2007 6:56 PM

My blog got an NC-17 without the word "gay". My objectionables were shit, hell, bitch, and sex.

Posted by Glenn | June 29, 2007 7:02 PM

How the hell are you supposed to write accurately about Cheney without calling him a dick? I mean, really, his face alone is the strongest argument against circumcision you could find.

Posted by Fnarf | June 29, 2007 7:05 PM

Ha ha-- up to gay (x9) now.

Gay gay gay.

Posted by Jess | June 29, 2007 7:31 PM

If it's running by MPAA standards, then it's no surprise that it's getting dinged for "gay".

Posted by Hannah | June 29, 2007 7:42 PM


Posted by Mr. Poe | June 29, 2007 9:14 PM

Me, I'm still trying to figure out if there's some secret kool kids klub on Seattlest. It seems like there is no one posting comments. Except me, sometimes. And yet it's apparently one of the hawttest bl0gz in Seatown.

Posted by foo | June 29, 2007 11:26 PM


Seattlest is a great blog - I link to it on MY blog, and I even occasionally comment there, but it doesn't invite the sort of impulsive responses that The Stranger staff pull off on a daily basis.

Posted by COMTE | June 29, 2007 11:32 PM

Wow, I got hit for gay, sex, fuck, hurt, gun and crap.

Hurt? Seriously?

Posted by meryl | June 30, 2007 9:09 AM

Fnarf - yeez,that's a picture that I never thought might draw itself in my mind.

It forced me into the next frame where Ol' Chud Cowl is playing peek-a-boo with me.

Chud Cowl, Chud Cowl, Chud Cowl, Chud Cowl, Chud Cowl, Chud Cowl, Chud Cowl!

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