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As referenced in this Meta question, asking about a swear word is absolutely okay (as long as your question meets all the standard criteria, of course); the mere fact that it is a question about a swear word should not bring any opprobrium. The primary restriction is that you should post in a polite, civil manner, which means that you should not actually ...


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Titles, but not post bodies or tags, must be censored for profanity because they may appear on other sites on the Stack Exchange network where users are not expecting to see profanity in any form. It is not necessary to censor profanity in post bodies or tags if it is a legitimate discussion of said profanity, but using profanity for profanity's sake is not ...


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Jeff Attwood's answer (as lank to by sumelic) is the definitive answer. There is no profanity allowed in question titles. If you see a question with a swearword, etc., in the title please edit the title. Either censor the words, e.g. change fuck to f***, or reword the title so that it doesn't require such a word.


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Unfortunately, it is not very well documented. The reason I believe there is such a policy is because of previous meta posts, and the continuing actions of site moderators. An important point that I forgot to mention is that the policy was originally network-wide, top-down rather than something that was created by the users of this site. Here are the ...


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Deciding that certain words are taboo and mincing the titles is antithetical to a serious academic treatment of legitimate questions. Such censorship makes this site less mature, not more. It also hinders learning, which is the main purpose of the site. Medical professionals deal with taboo topics all the time. If a doctor or nurse used euphemisms to ...


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