Profanity Filter Went Crazy

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Registered: 10-23-2012
Profanity Filter Went Crazy
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Sat, 09-07-2013 - 11:21pm

I tried to send a message to the gynecology board about a problem I was having with nightmares & certain lotions and how it was taking a toll on me, both physically AND sexually. It MADE ME DELETE EVERY GYNECOLOGIC WORD it could think of. The board wouldn't be called gynecology if it weren't about women's bodies down there. It's like the filter wants us to believe that we're all still in preschool or something.  

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Avatar for wClarity
Community Leader
Registered: 11-04-2012
Wed, 09-11-2013 - 10:46pm

Thanks, Erin :)

AYA, where there is the sock drawer discussion, is not my Board and so sparking all these discussions wouldn't seem appropriate.

However, I ran with one of the links over to EAS.  And if it draws people out, I'll have the other ones under my belt....which is also in my sock drawer. :D

Clarity

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Avatar for cmerin
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Registered: 01-20-2004
Wed, 09-11-2013 - 3:59pm

I'm not sure why it's coming up as a blocked word but I am working on trying to get the filters adjusted. Thanks for letting me know!

Erin
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Avatar for cmerin
Administrator
Registered: 01-20-2004
Wed, 09-11-2013 - 3:47pm

Clarity — LOL! It's ok. I get where you're coming from. I did mention this to the mod so she's aware of the post. If I'm not mistaken, it's towards the bottom, so you could definitely bump another post up if she hasn't posted to it in a while. If it's still current I wouldn't bother since it will just keep going to the top.

Here are some newish articles on AAS topic:

http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/cope-emotional-affair-article-1.1447023
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/22/after-an-affair_0_n_3798228.html
http://www.slate.com/articles/life/dear_prudence/2013/08/help_my_husband_doesn_t_want_me_to_expose_his_affair_but_i_think_i_should.html

Feel free to use them to spark conversation if you'd like. :)

Erin
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Avatar for wClarity
Community Leader
Registered: 11-04-2012
Wed, 09-11-2013 - 1:31pm

I thought the exact same thing, ELc11...lol, and that's why, too, I figured the poster was just trolling boards.

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Avatar for elc11
Community Leader
Registered: 06-16-1998
Wed, 09-11-2013 - 12:09pm

Erin, why won't the profanity filter let the word "exhibition*st"  get through? 

Avatar for wClarity
Community Leader
Registered: 11-04-2012
Tue, 09-10-2013 - 11:58pm

okay.  It just bugs me because I've seen that particular poster before, and I think it's a troll who took it to another Board as well.  And it's just plain rude to title a post that way. As I mentioned before, in the old days when the Boards were hopping, a post didn't last very long at the top unless people responded...and no one would have to stare at it for too long.

It's not that I am a prude or anything...I DO HAVE a sock drawer :)

Community Leader...EAS


Avatar for cmerin
Administrator
Registered: 01-20-2004
Tue, 09-10-2013 - 2:57pm

Hi Clarity,

That particular word is not related to the profanity filter's efficiency. It's an allowable word as it's not in violation of the TOS. I realize it may not be a comfortable word to some, however in it's present form, i.e. not a personal attack, it is allowable and the fact that it remains is not at all related to the choices any of our members make. Judgements are only passed when determining the observation of the terms of service of the post content.

I will send the mod of the board a note, so she knows your concerns.

Thanks,

Erin
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Avatar for elc11
Community Leader
Registered: 06-16-1998
Tue, 09-10-2013 - 11:30am

Clarity, I saw that title and was also surprised that it made it past the filter. I so wanted to ask why a guy would have one in his sock drawer, but decided that wouldn't be very nice lol.

Avatar for wClarity
Community Leader
Registered: 11-04-2012
Tue, 09-10-2013 - 11:22am

I hope this gets addressed soon so that I don't have to see the word dildo in the title of a post on After Your Affair.  The Boards are so slow, it'll be quite a while before that post goes down on over to the next page.  

I flagged it as inappropriate, but apparently people think because people made a bad choice, they can be treated with disrespect.  

Clarity

Community Leader...EAS


Avatar for cmerin
Administrator
Registered: 01-20-2004
Tue, 09-10-2013 - 9:42am

Hi,

I got your email and sent a reply. Those words don't seem to be blocked as they are in posts on the board, including your own. I'm wondering it there was something other than these terms that was the issue. I'll keep an eye out for them though. Please let me know if it happens again.

As for the not authorized, that happens when you're not logged in.

The site is slow with officially logging you in so if you're trying to navigate/post before you're actually logged in, you'll see that message. This is something our tech team is aware of and is currently working on correcting.

In the meantime, the best way to access the site would be to use the following link:

www.ivillage.com/user/sign-in?forward=http://www.ivillage.com/forums/ivillage-women/around-ivillage/ivillage-help

Once you hit submit, you'll be automatically brought to the board. Please refrain from navigating the site until the page has refreshed and you see your info listed under the quick links section on the right side of the page.

Erin
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