Profanity filter - are you kidding?!

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Registered: 07-24-1997
Profanity filter - are you kidding?!
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Wed, 12-19-2012 - 4:00pm

Twice in the last 24 hours I've been alerted that I have "inappropriate language" in my posts.  The offending words apparently were "f@rting" (a word in every elementary school kid's vocabulary) and "libid0" - on the Mismatched Libid0s board!  And YES, I had to type those words with @ and 0.  Someone, please do something.  This is ridiculous!  Can't even imagine that they're able to discuss anything on the Sex boards!

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Avatar for cmdonnab
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Registered: 04-27-2000
Thu, 02-28-2013 - 10:16am

Hi..

We're actually working on the filter this week. I've been able to post words like <close your eyes if you don't want to see them LOL> nipple, sex, and libido - words that had been reported in the past as disallowed. For me, aroused also went through. However, that doesn't mean we're not continuing to look into it! If you run into further words you cannot post, let us know the word and the browser you're using.

Thanks!

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Donna

 



Avatar for vegiemama
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Registered: 01-06-2000
Thu, 02-28-2013 - 7:57am

The filter didn't let the word "a-roused" go through...as in, I was posting about my son and my mom baking a birthday cake in MY kitchen so that the recipient's (my dad) suspicion wouldn't be a-roused.


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Avatar for cmdonnab
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Registered: 04-27-2000
Tue, 01-15-2013 - 8:27am

Hi..

Ack, the filter should definitely not be prohibiting those words! Thank you for letting me know, I've sent in an alert.

Donna

 



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Registered: 10-23-2012
Mon, 01-14-2013 - 3:47pm

I was unable to update my post on one of the affairs boards because the word "s3x" was in there. Also when I used the word "p3riod" in the gynecology forum your filter jumped on me. Please get this fixed so I can communciate properly on my usual boards again.

Avatar for cmdonnab
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Registered: 04-27-2000
Wed, 01-02-2013 - 2:59pm

Hi..

To reiterate what Evelyn has said, the censor is out of whack, and its repair is not something within our power. Until it is (trust us, we want it fixed too!) please don't use the board as a test zone; we still believe in vulgarity not having a place on our boards, even if we are unable to have the technology functioning properly that allows it.

Thank you..

Donna

 



Avatar for CMEvelyn
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Registered: 05-29-2012
Wed, 01-02-2013 - 12:58am
I do apologize for the inconvenience, and have forwarded your suggestion to highlight the censored words. That would make it a lot easier. The filter will be fixed, but in the meantime, we would appreciate being notified of any posts with profanity that have slipped through.
Avatar for xxxs
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Registered: 01-25-2010
Tue, 01-01-2013 - 2:21pm

   Actually no.  Fix the censor.  Fix it to 22nd century English not 1900.  Most of the adults write in stream of conciness and the censor does not underline or otherwise tell the writer what is "wrong".  This is one of the reason the boards are in trouble.  The censor really needs updating.  Not everybody is in a mood to find a alternate word for commomn usage becase some nit is censoring.

     I am on boards world wide.  Some words in English are tonal and that does excuse the censor as the tone makes such a difference. 

dragowoman

Avatar for CMEvelyn
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Registered: 05-29-2012
Thu, 12-27-2012 - 12:53pm

Please flag any posts you see that have language that actually is inappropriate so we can remove them.

Thank you!

Avatar for caraleas
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Registered: 10-06-1997
Sat, 12-22-2012 - 4:42pm

ass?

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Registered: 04-01-2002
Sat, 12-22-2012 - 2:35pm

Try using the proper name for all the Hostess products.   They are all inappropriate.

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