We're pretty excited about the fact that we just ***imilated forum modules onto our newly designed website. Along with an ***ortment of other new features, including blogs, a better search capability, a more informative section and article ***les, and a friendlier user interface, I'd ***ert that it's surp***es most of the engineering websites out there today.
Check it out at www.designnews.com — we think it's a cl*** act. Hat's off to our web development group, who ***isted us in this major effort. They took a mor*** of information and made it make sense for engineers. I'm glad to be ***ociated with them.
Our forums present an opportunity for engineers to ask questions, ***ert their opinions, p*** along useful information to other engineers, and basically lurk in an area where an ***emblage of engineers hang out.
In fact, a m*** of engineers have registered for the forums and have already started a conversation. Check out all of our forums — ***les include electronics, motion control/automation, hardware/software, and materials at http://rbi.ims.ca/4919-548. The topics range from everything from designing with ***anium to new rail guides designed to handle higher m***es.
The forum module has some pretty kick-*** features, and we've worked to make it h***le-free for users. You can read all comments and with only light registration post comments. You can even ***ume an avatar if you want. The most recent forum posts and their ***les appear in a side block on the site, and we have ***igned moderators to each section to keep the conversation lively and on topic.
However, we recently discovered a feature of the forum that left our staff in s***ches. This type of feature is designed to censor objectionable content — you know, words like ***, ****, and of course the truly shocking ******.
Of course, I can't imagine why any professional would feel compelled to ***ault our forums with cr*** comments. Sure, there are always a few jack***es out there, but it's not like technical topics are as ***illating as a lot of other stuff. Though come to think of it, our new comic strip Slack Variable, featuring an engineering super monkey, has generated plenty of venomous comments. One reader actually called it a ***** of ****!
Realizing how often words like ***ume and ***ert are used in conversation, we've asked the web development guys to go turn off the feature that censors out three-and-four-letter combinations that appear within other words.
I guess we're just going to have to find some other way to amuse ourselves now. But there is one forum participant who was happy to hear about the change: Contributing Writer Jon Titus.