Announcements and Forum Help! - Question about words that are starred




bandit bear
01-21-2012, 11:42 PM
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!


bargoo
01-22-2012, 07:16 AM
Some words that are perfectly fine can have a double meaning, maybe a slang meaning and they will be picked up as profane.

bronzeager
01-22-2012, 07:50 AM
Now my wandering brain is totally going to spend the rest of the afternoon trying to figure out what it was....


srmb60
01-22-2012, 07:54 AM
Apparently if you "preview" your post, you'll see what is starred and you can try again.

Ruthxxx
01-22-2012, 07:57 AM
Were you typing $hitake noodles or pu$$ywillows? Those are two that shock the censor aside from the usual profanities.

Suzanne 3FC
01-22-2012, 10:45 AM
We also censor brands/companies/websites that spam us. It eliminates repeat offenders :)

bandit bear
01-22-2012, 04:46 PM
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 ;-)

mandalinn82
01-22-2012, 05:47 PM
Banditbear - it's only censored if you spell it incorrectly. The correct spelling is shiitake, and the extra I makes all the difference.

ANOther
01-22-2012, 07:11 PM
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

bandit bear
01-23-2012, 01:41 AM
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.

bandit bear
01-23-2012, 01:48 AM
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.

ANOther
01-23-2012, 12:52 PM
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