Have you noticed a lot more posts with asterisks recently? The dirty word filter strikes again, I assume. That, or people just manually type in "****" and leave you to guess what it means. And then there are those people who write curse words like th.is t-o get aw-ay with sayin_g bad s^*t. On some rare occasions, I have typed in 4 *s to signify what I mean, so I have been guilty of this (but rarely). I just noticed the quantity we seem to be getting, although the newer (say under 200 posts) members, and those who are kind of new, but already have 1241 posts, do it more often. Actually, I'd say these "middle of the road" members do it more than the newbies. Not sure what I'm basing this on. I know the large majority of us aren't mods here, but I'd still like to see a cleaner forum. If I wanted to post in a forum where the "youngsters are getting rowdy", I would have just gone back to the forum I used to post at, allowing them to suffer through my pointless posts, and better yet, my ridiculous shaving threads rather than you. EDIT: Well, I should have said "Have you noticed any more rudeness on this board than say....last year? It's not just cursing.