Slash and slashdot badly needs a language filter option for comments. This would be a user preference setting to filter for "bad" words that certain "nannyware" products block that would replace with "***" or such to allow slashdot pages to get thru.
I understand that Slashdot is all about free speech and as such tries to limit interference with discussion...BUT. There is an overabundance of people abusing the privilege and making the system unusable behind overly prudish firewalls because of the language. This has become an issue for me as the signal-noise ratio of the site has changed recently and there is a small number of posters using extremely foul language and ruining it for everybody. I'm finding 1:5 to 1:3 article comment pages blocked daily. That makes it unuseable compared to other sites (digg) that allow users to set bad language blocks.