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Old Mar 21, 2013, 01:56 PM   #1
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Wishlist: block posting of a reply if it contain banned words

Hi,
this is a wishlist or feature request.

It would be really helpful if when you click on the "submit" button to post your reply or new post, a message appears that says "you use the xx banned word".

So that when you honestly didn't know that a word is marked as an insult in this forum, you can delete that word and avoid the waste of moderation time.

Thanks
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Old Mar 21, 2013, 02:14 PM   #2
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No thanks. I think it's a ****ing ridiculous suggestion. The forum software already censors enough words.
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Old Mar 21, 2013, 03:13 PM   #3
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I don't think moderators act on banned words. They just get censored. They act when someone reports a post. ****
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Old Mar 21, 2013, 06:53 PM   #4
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Context is key. For example, if "dick" was on the censored list:

"My friend Dick and I went fishing." and "You're such a dick!" would both give an error, even though one is perfectly acceptable.
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Old Mar 21, 2013, 08:11 PM   #5
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Context is key. For example, if "dick" was on the censored list:

"My friend Dick and I went fishing." and "You're such a dick!" would both give an error, even though one is perfectly acceptable.
Bad example I guess.
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Old Mar 21, 2013, 09:05 PM   #6
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Very few words are banned in all cases. A few four-letter words, racial slurs, etc. Those words turn to ****** automatically.

There are plenty of words that are inappropriate when used to post personal insults directed at other forum users, but fine in many other circumstances, e.g.,
You are an idiot. <--- disallowed

The governor of my state is an idiot. <--- allowed

I must have been an idiot to buy that (whatever). <--- allowed
We don't have a way to automate that determination, so users report the inappropriate posts and the moderators review the reports. The word isn't the problem. But how it's used may be against the rules.

It would be great if it could be more automatic. Perhaps Siri's semantic analysis techniques could help us!
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Old Mar 23, 2013, 08:38 AM   #7
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The town near me has enough problems. Their Council workers emails get blocked by nearly everyones spam filtering because oh the town name.

Scunthorpe.
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Old Mar 23, 2013, 05:29 PM   #8
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The town near me has enough problems. Their Council workers emails get blocked by nearly everyones spam filtering because oh the town name.

Scunthorpe.
I wonder what it would do with Blue Balls, Pennsylvania!

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The town near me has enough problems. Their Council workers emails get blocked by nearly everyones spam filtering because oh the town name.

Scunthorpe.
I understand the residents of Cockermouth and Clitheroe have a similar problems
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Old Mar 23, 2013, 06:35 PM   #10
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The town near me has enough problems. Their Council workers emails get blocked by nearly everyones spam filtering because oh the town name.

Scunthorpe.
Another website checked for "unacceptable" words inside other words, and replaced them with their site name.

I kept wondering why posts contained strange words like "spemacrumorsed" (well, it was another website) until I figured it out: Someone had used the word "specialised". The bit in the middle was deemed unacceptable, which is daft in the first place, but instead of replacing it with stars spe******ed they replaced it with the name of the site, so it became "spemacrumorsed".
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