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Swear-words - Moderation Policy Evaluation

The evaluation process has now finished.

We'd like to to ask all DNA community members to adhere to the the new community defined policy, voluntarily. If you feel you must use a swear-word within a Conversation or Article, we'd like to ask you to star out the word yourself in order not to offend others.

We'd like to point out that, we'd prefer you didn't use swear-words at all. The Communities within DNA attract a wide range of readers and members - in terms of age, culture, nationality and personal attitude, and so on - and many people are genuinely offended by swear-words that others consider perfectly acceptable.

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Date: 11   November   2002

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