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Title: Disable curse word beeps?
Post by: Hexspectre on July 24, 2017, 02:37:14 pm
Is there a way to disable the curse word beeps?
Title: Re: Disable curse word beeps?
Post by: mike27oct on July 24, 2017, 03:14:14 pm
Yes, just don't use them in front of Alexa or children!

Good grief, what a question.  Fortunately, this seems to be a built in feature we cannot disable.  Many of us need constant reminders to clean up our speech.  Appreciate that Alexa is helping you in this way, too.
Title: Re: Disable curse word beeps?
Post by: jim1590 on July 24, 2017, 03:23:56 pm
As my wife and I (and our kids) do not curse, I wonder what I am missing with this question.

Does Alexa have a dirty mouth?
Title: Re: Disable curse word beeps?
Post by: Hexspectre on July 24, 2017, 05:30:55 pm
Yes, just don't use them in front of Alexa or children!

Good grief, what a question.  Fortunately, this seems to be a built in feature we cannot disable.  Many of us need constant reminders to clean up our speech.  Appreciate that Alexa is helping you in this way, too.

So I ask a technical question and get judgement in return. My question is a valid one and is not deserving of your childish response. There is a valid reason for my question. When song titles contain curse words, they get censored and I'd prefer to hear the word instead of the beep. So perhaps the next time you don't know the answer to the question, you should just stay silent.
Title: Re: Disable curse word beeps?
Post by: mike27oct on July 24, 2017, 05:51:47 pm
Maybe the default setting is to bleep music containing expletives.  Check your settings of app.  Better yet, call Amazon Echo support.
Title: Re: Disable curse word beeps?
Post by: asianrocker on July 24, 2017, 05:57:07 pm
Is there a way to disable the curse word beeps?

Hit up this kid:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2wbP3R-Ntg

I was LMAO-ing first time I saw it. I have been wanting to share this video here but don't know how to insert it. Thanks to you now I did! He is open to share his 'idea' based on his reply.
Title: Re: Disable curse word beeps?
Post by: jwlv on July 24, 2017, 07:48:47 pm
That's pretty funny. It looks like he created a private skill called "google" and that's the response his skill gives when the skill is activated.
Title: Re: Disable curse word beeps?
Post by: jwlv on July 24, 2017, 07:52:29 pm
If the curse word is in a music stream, I would guess that it's bleeped out at the source, and not by Amazon Echo.

If you have the time, please experiment and let us know what you find out. For example, you could upload an mp3 song that contains curse words and play it back from your music library. See if it's bleeped out.
Title: Re: Disable curse word beeps?
Post by: malliekm on July 24, 2017, 08:15:21 pm
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Title: Re: Disable curse word beeps?
Post by: mike27oct on July 24, 2017, 08:43:27 pm
Really, is right!  Who really cares!

Monica, you are REALLY having fun with your new-found pictures!
Title: Re: Disable curse word beeps?
Post by: joshsimpson79 on July 25, 2017, 11:53:53 am
Yes, just don't use them in front of Alexa or children!

Good grief, what a question.  Fortunately, this seems to be a built in feature we cannot disable.  Many of us need constant reminders to clean up our speech.  Appreciate that Alexa is helping you in this way, too.

So I ask a technical question and get judgement in return. My question is a valid one and is not deserving of your childish response. There is a valid reason for my question. When song titles contain curse words, they get censored and I'd prefer to hear the word instead of the beep. So perhaps the next time you don't know the answer to the question, you should just stay silent.

I try not to swear, and our family doesn't, but I still think there should be an option to turn it off or on.  Maybe there is, but I haven't looked.  I don't have a lot of music with swearing, but it funny when the Echo bleeps music, but if I have her reading a kindle book, she says it all.
Title: Re: Disable curse word beeps?
Post by: malliekm on July 25, 2017, 01:22:13 pm
(https://media1.giphy.com/media/Ci3nCVx952lfG/200.gif#37-grid1)

I really care, but my bad because I'm the on the clicked on the link.
None of my music has curse words because I had no idea Alexa would/could
bleep out those words.
Title: Re: Disable curse word beeps?
Post by: strayfish on March 13, 2018, 04:49:01 am
That's vile, unhelpful, uncalled for and also very very late to the thread. You created an account just to do this? Really, have a word with yourself.
Title: Re: Disable curse word beeps?
Post by: Laurel on March 13, 2018, 01:04:44 pm
That's vile, unhelpful, uncalled for and also very very late to the thread. You created an account just to do this? Really, have a word with yourself.

Well said strayfish.  I composed a few responses to try to come up with something that didn't sink to his level but was unsuccessful.  I just don't get the crassness of some people.
Title: Re: Disable curse word beeps?
Post by: strayfish on March 13, 2018, 01:58:59 pm
Me neither. Grubby, personalised and pointless nastiness that helps no one. I reported it but I'm wondering if this person has another account that we'd all recognise or if they were just cruising and this particular post hit their troll button.
Title: Re: Disable curse word beeps?
Post by: renegade600 on March 13, 2018, 03:21:51 pm
Me neither. Grubby, personalised and pointless nastiness that helps no one. I reported it but I'm wondering if this person has another account that we'd all recognise or if they were just cruising and this particular post hit their troll button.

I was wondering the same.  it is easy to check the ip address for dup accounts.   My question is, why have the moderators or admin not deleted it yet???   Its been well over 13 hours since it was posted.  this is supposed to be a family friendly forum. 
Title: Re: Disable curse word beeps?
Post by: strayfish on March 13, 2018, 03:30:12 pm
I donít think thereís that many of them, could even be single handed.
Title: Re: Disable curse word beeps?
Post by: renegade600 on March 13, 2018, 03:42:59 pm
I donít think thereís that many of them, could even be single handed.

I think there are two moderators and one admin/owner.  I have yet to see forum software that does not have a way to censor words.   You can do it in Simple Machine Forum software too.    IMO, there is no excuse for this. 
Title: Re: Disable curse word beeps?
Post by: strayfish on March 13, 2018, 03:57:04 pm
I suppose the problem here is that the words themselves are innocent, it's the way they're used and the context that makes them offensive. Spotting that might be beyond forum software?
Title: Re: Disable curse word beeps?
Post by: renegade600 on March 13, 2018, 05:53:00 pm
I suppose the problem here is that the words themselves are innocent, it's the way they're used and the context that makes them offensive. Spotting that might be beyond forum software?

it is not beyond the forum software.  there is a section where all you do is create a list of words you do not want used on the forum.  I setup and use smf software a few years ago when I was creating and running websites. 
Title: Re: Disable curse word beeps?
Post by: strayfish on March 13, 2018, 06:27:37 pm
Yes but these words, used differently, wouldn't merit censoring. I have a feeling whoever made that post knew that.
Title: Re: Disable curse word beeps?
Post by: saturnkk on March 16, 2018, 01:44:55 pm
How wasn't the OP a valid question?!?  For god sakes, not everyone shares a fear of certain "bad" words...
Title: Re: Disable curse word beeps?
Post by: malliekm on March 16, 2018, 04:31:33 pm
Me neither. Grubby, personalised and pointless nastiness that helps no one. I reported it but I'm wondering if this person has another account that we'd all recognise or if they were just cruising and this particular post hit their troll button.

I don't know what I missed, but I'm pretty sure I'm glad I missed it :o  Public decorum is  sad thing to have lost.
Title: Re: Disable curse word beeps?
Post by: strayfish on March 16, 2018, 06:48:54 pm
How wasn't the OP a valid question?!?  For god sakes, not everyone shares a fear of certain "bad" words...

I'm wondering if you came into this thread after the comment I was replying to was removed. Looking back now, it could be seen to apply to the original post but it doesn't. Someone created an account specifically to aim a personalised attack on another forum member and it's been removed. My comment and the ones following are related to that and not to the subject of the thread.
Title: Re: Disable curse word beeps?
Post by: saturnkk on March 20, 2018, 08:32:22 am
How wasn't the OP a valid question?!?  For god sakes, not everyone shares a fear of certain "bad" words...

I'm wondering if you came into this thread after the comment I was replying to was removed. Looking back now, it could be seen to apply to the original post but it doesn't. Someone created an account specifically to aim a personalised attack on another forum member and it's been removed. My comment and the ones following are related to that and not to the subject of the thread.

Ahhh. ok then.  I hate when posts get deleted.
Title: Re: Disable curse word beeps?
Post by: strayfish on March 20, 2018, 09:39:16 am
It's an unfortunate effect but I'm glad the offensive post is gone :)
Title: Re: Disable curse word beeps?
Post by: LeahStorm on March 06, 2019, 12:50:12 pm
I would very much like to know how to remove censorship from my echo dot device. My devices should not dictate my speech. I will choose for myself how I speak and the words I use. It's not for amazon, verizon, the government, nor other people to decide that for me. Also, I watched that video where the kid pre programmed a reply to a particular question and it swore back at him for a full minute, and found it hilarious.
Title: Re: Disable curse word beeps?
Post by: Haggy on July 23, 2019, 06:34:13 pm
Yes, just don't use them in front of Alexa or children!

Good grief, what a question.  Fortunately, this seems to be a built in feature we cannot disable.

First of all, the OP was looking for an answer to a question, not a lecture. Second of all, there are good reasons to want to turn off censorship. I don't use bad language around children or around anybody else. The very first time I used Alexa, I was searching for information on Maine Coon cats.  Alexa came back with "Maine c**n."  Not only hadn't I used any offensive language, had I had young children with me, it would have put me in a very uncomfortable position. I'd have to explain why Alexa thought I was using a bad word. I'd have to get into a discussion of racial epithets and why it's bad in some contexts. Frankly, it shouldn't be up to Alexa to accuse anybody of using inappropriate language, nor put any user in an uncomfortable position because it has no clue what's offensive. I certainly shouldn't have to be forced to explain to anybody why I did nothing wrong, and have to explain why Alexa was wrong. How would I even do that without saying that Alexa doesn't know what Alexa is talking about?

If people use vulgar language on purpose, I can only assume that they intend to do so, and of all people they would not be offended if Alexa repeated it back to them. It might be legitimate if Alexa were to speak to a public forum, but it makes no sense to censor anything when speaking to an individual who doesn't want things censored, especially when they aren't objectionable.

So is there a way of turning this off, or should people stick with one of the many alternatives to Alexa that are out there?
Title: Re: Disable curse word beeps?
Post by: tngw1500se on July 28, 2019, 01:30:45 am
Yes, just don't use them in front of Alexa or children!

Good grief, what a question.  Fortunately, this seems to be a built in feature we cannot disable.  Many of us need constant reminders to clean up our speech.  Appreciate that Alexa is helping you in this way, too.

They're just words. Get over it. Curse words are necessary and we use them to make a (insert curse word here) point.
Title: Re: Disable curse word beeps?
Post by: saturnkk on August 01, 2019, 08:45:01 am
George Carlin is sorely missed.
Title: Re: Disable curse word beeps?
Post by: renegade600 on August 01, 2019, 03:58:41 pm
even amazon has to abide by federal law.  that is why curse words are censored.  even the different music services must abide, though some have settings where this can be changed.   amazon is already being sued for recording kids voices as they used their echos.   most likely if amazon allowed curse words, they would be sued over that too. 

look up the Child Online Protection Act (COPA)