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Old 01-21-2012, 11:42 PM   #1
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Hey all, I have a weird question. What words aren't allowed? I understand that profanity isn't allowed for good reason and are starred as such, but I am asking because I used a word that wasn't profanity and when I went to post, I noticed that it was starred. Is there any way to get a list of non-profane words that are not allowed so they can be avoided (I hate having the stars in my posts so I make an effort to find synonyms). Thanks!
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Some words that are perfectly fine can have a double meaning, maybe a slang meaning and they will be picked up as profane.
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Now my wandering brain is totally going to spend the rest of the afternoon trying to figure out what it was....
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Apparently if you "preview" your post, you'll see what is starred and you can try again.
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Were you typing $hitake noodles or pu$$ywillows? Those are two that shock the censor aside from the usual profanities.
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We also censor brands/companies/websites that spam us. It eliminates repeat offenders
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Old 01-22-2012, 04:46 PM   #7
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Thanks for the replies! I guess I'll just have to use preview or edit. Although I do think it's kind of funny that ****take is edited, especially because I love those kinds of mushrooms ;-)
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Banditbear - it's only censored if you spell it incorrectly. The correct spelling is shiitake, and the extra I makes all the difference.
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One time I was making a post in answer to a question about what foodstuffs were proper for Passover, and the site censored the last four letters of the word "A-s-h-k-e-n-a-z-i" (so I went back and had to say something like "whatever subset of Judaism they are"). There's a name for this; it's called the "S-c-u-n-t-h-o-r-p-e problem" after a town in England that often gets caught in filters because of a certain string of letters
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Old 01-23-2012, 01:41 AM   #10
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Banditbear - it's only censored if you spell it incorrectly. The correct spelling is shiitake, and the extra I makes all the difference.
LOL oh my goodness, I feel so silly.
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One time I was making a post in answer to a question about what foodstuffs were proper for Passover, and the site censored the last four letters of the word "A-s-h-k-e-n-a-z-i" (so I went back and had to say something like "whatever subset of Judaism they are"). There's a name for this; it's called the "S-c-u-n-t-h-o-r-p-e problem" after a town in England that often gets caught in filters because of a certain string of letters
I looked it at on Wikipedia and I kept giggling the whole time.
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I looked it at on Wikipedia and I kept giggling the whole time.
You want even more giggles, look it up on the TV Tropes site, that's where I learned about it
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