We've had some fun with over-zealous auto-censor before, most memorably when we couldn't talk about gay marriage without it looking like we were typing expletives at each other, and thankfully the admin sorted it out. This one is less important, but I just tried to write something about the re****tion of the Penn State football program, and as you can see, the censor doesn't like the very common and non-offensive English word, "re****tion." I know what that four-letter word means in Spanish, but we don't seem to have much of a problem with people cursing in Spanish on this forum, so could I trouble the admin to take this word off the banned list?
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"That doctor has a bad re****tion, so I think his decision to am****te your leg was dis****ble."
A sentence you can't say on this forum.
I have type 2 diabetes. i cannot tell you I take glucophage(shades of the Greeks). Right now I'm reading the story of Hans Brinker who put his finger in the **** to save his town in Holland. I sure would enjoy eating a Klon**** bar while I am reading the story. It is a shame that ***gots were lit around Joan of Arc's feet. I am too sleepy to think of anymore test stiuations. One of my favorite books is titled "Gone with the Wind". I forgot that one!
Glucophage passed after 4 years! of course the ph was seen as f in the past! I thought it was hilarious!
It would seem they are censoring, or attempting to censor, Spanish. I would assume there are much better ways to handle the censoring logic.
The one that always gets me is seas****.
I'm pretty sure the word they mean to block starts with a "W", so it always comes across as an illiterate person writing the filters.
The forum software filter no doubt has profane words in all the usual languages already programmed into it by default and nobody has gone in and edited it for English use yet.
Apparently "illiterate" is also an official language. LOL!
Considering what one person from Waterloo just posted here, maybe the filter isn't strong enough. Seriously, I agree when I can't even type re****tion without it being censored. Can I say ill repute?
Below is from another post in this forum today.
Come on, guys. It's not like children participate here. Also, you're professional journalists, so spelling should count for something.
The wind was fierce and the waves were surging on Josephine Vibert’s wedding day, 70 years ago in Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan, a small fishing village on Quebec’s north s****.
I just remembered another one. Gr*****pper.
*** thats f e g I saw this censored the other day. What the heck is a f e g?
Oh, and lets not forget **** thats h o r e a scrap of food left after a meal or a punctuation mark.
What do you call the kind of vehicle that carries a coffin? A he****.
(Hilariously, you can say ass.)
What would you do for a Klon**** bar? Smoke rose from the ***gots piled around Joan of Arc's feet.