Removal of "D.ick" from the swear filter?


Creative Writer
Jan 16, 2005
With a couple of P.K.D.ick's films being converted or planned to be over the next couple of years (Cats Cradle and Ubik) plus the fact he is a core writer in the genre, I wonder if we should have a sane vote here on whether to remove the word "D.ick" from the swear filter?

Outside of the UK, is the word commonly used in swearing? Is it really a swear word that necessitates a PG13 rating?

Here in England we do something say, "you're a d.ick!" but it is falling away by the wayside as a useful swear word. What's the frequency on use outside the UK and should we make a sane educated decision to remove it from the swear filter?


An Old Friend
Dec 6, 2004
Gulf Coast
One of the things that makes CoolSciFi a great place to be is the fact that it is FAMILY oriented.
I personally don't refer tpo as a swear word and With a writer's name in the genre being such I feel it should be removed from the swear list. If someone abuses the word then it would call for moderator action.


Code Monkey
Staff member
Mar 20, 2004
I'll remove it... BRB... {Goes to edit 'the list'}

OK, it's removed.

To give some background: When I first configured vBulletin for Cool Sci-Fi I filled up the censor list pre-emptively with a lot of the common & not so-common words that might be used. Let's just say that George Carlin would have to think pretty hard to get all of the words in the list.