have you ever seen the louis ck (at least i think it was louis ck) bit about the "n-word" and how whenever someone uses the term "n-word" you're making the other person say the actual n-word in their head? well starring out the whole word is like that. any time someone posts "****" i say the f-word in my head (not the term "f-word", the actual f-word). i'm sure i'm not alone in this. and anyone who has ever seen 'a christmas story' knows, the f-word is the big one, "the queen-mother of all swear words". but sometimes a more innocuous swear word is intended, only we often don't realize it until we reach the end of the sentence. at that point we've already said the f-word in our heads and now we have to go back and mentally replace the "****" with the appropriate, less offensive swear. in some cases maybe it's not completely obvious and you have to go through the whole mental catalog of swears that you know until you find the one that fits. this amount of cerebral cursing seems excessive and more than anyone should be comfortable with. so i propose that when someone feels they need to say the f-word they should still have to star out the whole word, but when someone means to say a less offensive word, something that could be found in harry potter or mad men, they should be able to indicate that they are doing so. maybe just by typing the first letter of the intended word followed by stars (or asterisks, whatever). that way people can stop dropping unintended f-bombs on our brains. what say you esteemed administrators and fellow jedi council posters?