On profanity and the word filter

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On profanity and the word filter

Postposted on Mon Jun 26, 2006 3:03 pm

You may or may not have noticed that the word filter is acting a little differently. It's been changed to just "star" out the various combinations of everyone's favorite four letter words, rather then replace a single character. I've gotten tired of adding words to the filter and hopefully this will work out better.

As always, attempting to come up with ways to work around the word filter will be viewed with great disfavor. I'd say that the two words that you should avoid the most would be obvious, but since there's always at least one slow and snarky gerbil around, I'm talking about f*** and s***.

Please use this thread to point out words that are unintentionally captured by the filter or other comments you may have.

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Postposted on Mon Jun 26, 2006 3:16 pm

no more discussions of the shi ttah tree, I guess :(
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Postposted on Mon Jun 26, 2006 3:42 pm

As you can tell, I was testing some words. Seems pretty solid.
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Postposted on Mon Jun 26, 2006 5:25 pm

well, your **** piece of **** filter seems to be working.

edit: it changes anything ending in ing to four stars, making it harder to get the idea of what you're saying.
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Postposted on Mon Jun 26, 2006 5:30 pm

What about the lovely UK town of Scunthorpe?

[edit] so is **** a badword then? "your **** daughter?" -The Exorcist [/edit]

[edit2] What about the best word ever, "bollocks"? [/edit]
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Postposted on Mon Jun 26, 2006 5:31 pm

SpotTheCat wrote:edit: it changes anything ending in ing to four stars, making it harder to get the idea of what you're saying.

While I at first thought that this was a drawback, now I'm wondering if the lack of clarity and meaning is actually more useful then to make my work easier.
excession wrote:so is **** a badword then?

If it stars it out, yes. Unless it is caught in the cross fire of the filter unintentionally. But your example doesn't qualify.
axeman wrote:Maybe you could leave out F S C K for the linux forum? :wink:

It's only in the filter because it used to be the modified word. I'm sure if people need help with the *nix command, they'll figure out how to type it.
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Postposted on Mon Jun 26, 2006 5:45 pm

Does it still filter urls to innocently name <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/****,_Austria">Austria hamlets?</a>

EDIT: The man from Delmonte, he say "Yes!"
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Postposted on Mon Jun 26, 2006 5:46 pm

Oh, interesting. Now when you quote someone, you don't see what they wrote...so it's apparently stored as "****" instead of the original word.
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Postposted on Mon Jun 26, 2006 5:50 pm

derFunkenstein wrote:Oh, interesting. Now when you quote someone, you don't see what they wrote...so it's apparently stored as "****" instead of the original word.

I think it's always done that. Before, however, it was easy to understand what was intended since only one letter was changed. Now it's all up in the air.
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Postposted on Mon Jun 26, 2006 5:51 pm

excession wrote:[edit2] What about the best word ever, "bollocks"? [/edit]


Never mind the bollocks it's spelled bollox :P
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Postposted on Mon Jun 26, 2006 6:01 pm

Son of a dirty ***********************************


*********!

*********! ****! ** 69 *****!

****** camel toed mother ***** *** of a *********!
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Postposted on Mon Jun 26, 2006 7:25 pm

What about For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge? Yep, that works.
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Postposted on Mon Jun 26, 2006 7:40 pm

Kevin wrote:I think it's always done that.

Not that it matters, but I went into a PM that predates the new filter, and when I hit "quote" it shows the unfiltered word. If I quote something that's post-new-filter, it shows as asterisks. However, if I *edit* something I posted, it shows the real word still. This filter is **** up, yo
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Postposted on Tue Jun 27, 2006 1:07 am

derFunkenstein wrote:Not that it matters, but I went into a PM that predates the new filter, and when I hit "quote" it shows the unfiltered word. If I quote something that's post-new-filter, it shows as asterisks. However, if I *edit* something I posted, it shows the real word still. This filter is **** up, yo


Damn no swearing in the PMs anymore? How the **** will the person I normally PM know what I'm saying? :lol:
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Re: On profanity and the word filter

Postposted on Tue Jun 27, 2006 12:20 pm

Kevin wrote:s***

Did you know as a factoid, that kids in India and pretty much many other Eastern countries, the word **** is not a bad word and is learned at a very early age and is used quite commonly in everyday language?

Also, I'd like to add that I've seen many people use @sshole here to get around the filter, as such:

action jim wrote:No, I'm saying "If someone is an @sshole online, odds are they are an @sshole IRL, or would be an @ssole if they had the chance." You're saying there's no correlation, which I think is 100% off.


Which was taken from a thread (now locked) in the Gaming forum here.
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Postposted on Tue Jun 27, 2006 12:43 pm

So is there a way for each individual user to choose whether they want to see the "profanity" or have it filtered? I didn't see an option in the Profile settings.
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Postposted on Tue Jun 27, 2006 12:54 pm

If you bold the words like **** does that hide them too?

EDIT: hides the bolding too. Wow. But if I edit my own post I see my original profanity.
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Re: On profanity and the word filter

Postposted on Tue Jun 27, 2006 1:12 pm

thegleek wrote: ****

Oooooo, sneaky!
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Re: On profanity and the word filter

Postposted on Tue Jun 27, 2006 1:22 pm

PerfectCr wrote:
thegleek wrote: ****

Oooooo, sneaky!

**EDIT BY MOD: Did you not read what I wrote above? -Kevin**
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Re: On profanity and the word filter

Postposted on Tue Jun 27, 2006 1:23 pm

PerfectCr wrote:
thegleek wrote: ****

Oooooo, sneaky!


Begging your pardon, sir? :o


thegleek wrote:**REMOVED**


Darnit, you gave away the secret before we could abuse it! :D
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Re: On profanity and the word filter

Postposted on Tue Jun 27, 2006 1:25 pm

FireGryphon wrote:
PerfectCr wrote:
thegleek wrote: ****

Oooooo, sneaky!


Begging your pardon, sir? :o
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Re: On profanity and the word filter

Postposted on Tue Jun 27, 2006 1:29 pm

FireGryphon wrote:Darnit, you gave away the secret before we could abuse it! :D

I'm on high-probation around here now, so I'm trying not to shake things up for me! :)
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Postposted on Tue Jun 27, 2006 2:23 pm

Hmm....let's see if I can manage it...

Yep, can do. Gonna have to run it through a tag remover before checking if you want it to be worth anything. :P
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Postposted on Tue Jun 27, 2006 2:27 pm

SNM wrote:Yep, can do. Gonna have to run it through a tag remover before checking if you want it to be worth anything. :P

Or the people that purposely violate forum Rule #8 get the ban-stick.
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Postposted on Tue Jun 27, 2006 2:29 pm

Welll, this thread did seem to have become the place to stress-test the filter. :wink:
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Postposted on Tue Jun 27, 2006 2:34 pm

Edit: nevermind. Filter works fine.
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Re: On profanity and the word filter

Postposted on Tue Jun 27, 2006 2:49 pm

thegleek wrote:Did you know as a factoid, that kids in India and pretty much many other Eastern countries, the word **** is not a bad word and is learned at a very early age and is used quite commonly in everyday language?

I don't care. This isn't negotiable.

thegleek wrote:I'm on high-probation around here now, so I'm trying not to shake things up for me! :)

You are doing a horrible job. Seriously. I said "attempting to come up with ways to work around the word filter will be viewed with great disfavor". You need to work on your reading comprehension.

And in case no one has been bright enough to figure it out, you can use the "Preview" feature to see if stuff gets filtered. You don't have to submit it. Pretty amazing, huh?

If anyone just has an insatiable itch to "help" with the filter, then PM me. Or get that rash looked at.

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Re: On profanity and the word filter

Postposted on Tue Jun 27, 2006 3:00 pm

Kevin wrote:You need to work on your reading compression.
A little too long staring at the screen, huh? :wink:
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Re: On profanity and the word filter

Postposted on Tue Jun 27, 2006 3:12 pm

Capsaicin wrote:
Kevin wrote:You need to work on your reading compression.
A little too long staring at the screen, huh? :wink:

Spell checker picked the wrong word. Really.
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Postposted on Thu Jul 06, 2006 1:27 pm

Just curious as to why these words aren't filtered out?

Recent posts:

red0510 wrote:
Ken Lay dies.

Good fricking riddance, you asshat.

He should have rotted in prison the rest of his life, but now he gets the easy way out. Bastage.

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I've bold-faced the offending vulgarities...

Or have these become 'family-friendly' over the times?
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