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23 December, 2009

Disemvowelling

Filed under: communication,Web — monado @ 03:23
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Time’s “Best Inventions of 2008” included disemvoweling to render obnoxious blog comments more difficult to read.

How can moderators walk the line between unregulated anarchy and oppressive censorship? Some have begun discouraging problem commenters by simply removing the vowels from their posts, a process known as disemvoweling. The offending message is rendered less obnoxious, but it’s still possible for other readers to decipher it — f thy rlly wnt t.

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