I like it that way, too. When I first joined veggieboards I was in highschool. A lot of time I had a 'free period' pretty much during my computer class (I could do the work in a few minutes, I already knew everything pretty much) and would get on here. If the filter wasn't there I couldn't have signed on. A lot of people wouldn't be able to view it at work, either. I think a few public libraries have filters, too. There's also no chance of young kids around seeing "bad words" by mistake this way.