Originally Posted by vapid
That leads to another question... Why are certain words censored again?
Its a site that's for the general audience.
Meaning that the words might be offensive to minors.
Why does that matter?
Ads and sponsorship.
Jeff makes some good money off this site, and he can't afford to lose any sponsors. The larger your target audience, the more ad revenue opportunities exist.
Also... if this site is flagged as having offensive language, then it gets filtered. That means less views due to filtering services that are installed in many workplaces, libraries, schools, gov buildings etc. etc.
Again.... less views, less money.