The Virtues of Circumcensoring


Throughout the history of the internet, chat rooms and forums have grown exponentially. Many people in these chat rooms were annoyed at the use of explicit language, so administrators implemented censoring of inappropriate words.Censoring, as originally implemented, resulted in a lack of emotion from a user’s censored statement while allowing the conveyance of meaning. Circumcensoring does just the opposite, it allows the expression of emotion without allowing much meaning to be conveyed. Due to the obvious uniqueness of circumcensoring and the virtues that must be obvious to the reader, I am planning on implementing circumcensoring in an unrealircd plugin, aptly named CircumCensor. Although this plugin is bound to remain undeveloped for a while, it may eventually be developed whenever I have free time.

Ethan is a computer engineer and open source hardware/software developer from Michigan. He enjoys AVR and linux development, photography, mountain biking, and drinking significant amounts of home-roasted coffee. Find out more at

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5 comments on “The Virtues of Circumcensoring
  1. ohnobinki says:

    What in the world does “cirumcensoring” mean?

  2. Check out the “more info” link in the article šŸ˜€

  3. I’m not sure I completely understand… could you perhaps give Binki and I an example of circumcensoring?

  4. Matthew Reed says:

    Are there any updates on the development of this plugin?

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