We would like to remind all our users that we do not allow the use of bad language in any communities on HealthUnlocked.
We recognise that some people find using swear words a useful to portray their emotions, however, our User T&CS's state that "contributions must not: contain any material that is obscene or offensive". There is a large volume of users on the site from a variety of different backgrounds, all of whom have different levels of tolerance towards offensive language.
Communities need to remain safe spaces for the diverse membership while also balancing freedom of expression. For this reason, posts containing language that may be offensive to other users will have that language edited out, or blacked out through the use of asterisks. This allows users to portray their emotions and retain their choice of wording while avoiding offence to others who are reading. A post will only be deleted entirely if it contains bad language that is directed towards another person.
HU Support Team