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Jul. 2, 2011 at 10:28 pm

The Teen Ink Forums are meant to be your networking tool. Please use them as a creative outlet, a round-table for open discussion on a variety of topics, and to receive feedback from others students about your work. As you know, your peers can often be the best editors.

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A Teen Ink staff member will go through all of the posts and manually remove anything inappropriate or offensive. In addition, some posts with questionable language or subject matter will automatically be removed by our content filter. If you are concerned about your thoughts going up immediately and remaining on the forum, it is best to adhere to guidelines laid out below.

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TheShadowWriter replied...
Jul. 2, 2011 at 11:02 pm

I (and many others) have been wondering about the selection of words filtered here on Teen Ink. Many topics about religion or social politics will not go through because of the filter. I realize that all of the filtered posts are reviewed then posted on the sOte of deemed clean, however it is nearly impossible to have a conversation or debate when the main topic is blacked out. If it is at all possible to change the filtering for names of religions or ab.ortion it would be apreciated. However I do realize that this is entirely up to the TI staff and I respect that. Thank you, The ShadowWriter

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Destinee replied...
Jul. 3, 2011 at 12:23 am

Thanks very much for designing such a great, free website. :) 

I agree with TheShadowWriter. If, at the very least, it would be possible to pass the posts but somehow put asterisks or something where the censored words are, that would be brilliant. :)

And I think you guys have unblocked a ton of words recently, so thanks very much for that. :)

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Alon_Freevoice replied...
Jul. 4, 2011 at 4:14 am

I wrote a letter to the Teen Ink editor which is still pending for approval. And I'm okay with that.


But, on the Facebook page, I asked a question and they told me to send an email to the editor. It wasn't answered yet.

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TheCapturedBatThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
May 13, 2012 at 6:13 pm

are there any other rules i need to be aware of?

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May 31, 2012 at 12:53 am

PO.LI.CE Is censored. I mean, really? What's up with that?

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MaxRide replied...
Oct. 9, 2012 at 8:58 am

We can't change the section on our profile "Favorite people in my life" and "favorite heroes".  They show up on our user page, but mine are over a year old and I would like to change them, if that would be ok.  So could you make that possible?

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