new content filter? and a bit over-zealous?

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  1. macrumors regular

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    Hey I was just posting at the MacWhiz thread where people are discussing c l a s s - a c t i o n suits against the scammer and how being defrauded is e m b a r a s s i n g, and all of a sudden those perfectly innocent words are censored ("starred out").

    Doesn't that go a bit too far?
     
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    Sun Baked

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    They added *** to the bad word filter, which means it kills it in all the various forms including cl***, p***, embar***, etc.

    Probably one of the reasons arn didn't add it awhile ago.

    A thread pissed off the mods, but they might realized to keep the short version out and kill some of the long versions of the word.

    Then police the short version of the word as it becomes a problem -- most people never realized it wasn't in the filter to begin with.

    So the use wasn't too widespread, with most people attempting creative ways arount the filter -- even though it would not have been caught.
     
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    Sun Baked

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    Sort of funny that we went from this a couple of years ago...
    To it being a bad word today.

    I remembered that arn used to be ok with it, but the shift where it's being hurled in attacks and insults probably sent people over the edge.
     
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    crazytom

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    Yes, a little over the top!

    I once ***umed that speech was free and my words would p*** free from censorship. But, it seems, that there are those who canv***ed others of like minds and decided that some words are too cr***. I never thought that fishing for b***, playing b*** guitar, or de-t***elling corn would deserve some sort of censorship in any cl***ification, but alas, there must be a kav*** that wishes to ***imilate our minds into one like a young l***. To live in a state like this, I am embarr***ed.
     
  5. Moderator emeritus

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    The filter could probably be adjusted so that it would be more specific. It was always problematic to talk about Matsusita using the Hepburn transliteration because it ends up containing a filtered word.

    Is there anything we can do to help tailor the filters? I'm sure someone here is good at pattern-matching.
     
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    Mudbug

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    sorry about that - it's been added back into the real of usable words, but I think the filter has done it's duty in regards to the posts already made in here.

    For the record, ass is ok to post in here - just don't overdo it, ok?

    and crazytom, you're a regular comedian, aren't you :)
     
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    crazytom

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    No, not really, it's just a classic case of sassing.

    Thanks for changing the filter!!!
     
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    Yea, **** was ****ing the ****ed around because **** the **** I ****.

    Man, that's when **** can **** becau** **h ******ed just when ****.

    ****.
     
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    Flowbee

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    Kick ass!
     
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    solvs

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    So can I say ***** or p*$$ed, or not? My post got deleted too before I saw an answer, but I didn't get a PM or banned, so I'm guessing I wasn't one of the offenders. Or was I? I don't know, I can never tell.

    Edit: I guess not. Weird that ass is ok, but with a @ and $'s isn't. Why is it 5 *'s? So you don't know what it is? You'd think it would be at least the same amount of characters. Maybe I'll just not curse, like when I'm around kids.

    I know the rest of the words are out, but can I say the Q-word or not?
     
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    Mord

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    matshita optical drive manufacturer.

    that annoys me
     
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    Why does that annoy you? Is it because it's really spelt Matsushita or Matsusita ? ;)
     
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    This is a cl***ic example of overzealousness...

    See what I mean? :rolleyes:
     
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    homerjward

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    w00t! it got through! ive got aq matshita combo drive in my laptop! matshita is an asian company! matshita is not an evil word! it's just so fun to say matshita and have it go uncensored. i sure could go for some shitake mushrooms...i wonder if that'll get censored?
     
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    homerjward

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    w00t!
     
  16. macrumors 6502a

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    was my name bleeped when this was active?
     
  17. Moderator emeritus

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    They are Matsushita (beneath the pine tree) and Shiitake mushrooms. ;)
     
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    Sun Baked

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    I didn't check, but it definitely deserves to be bleeped with two naughty words in it.
     
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    Yes, windows should be bleeped. :D
     
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    LOL... Believe it or not, the correct spelling is shiitake..Kind of an odd way to spell it, huh?
     
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    wordmunger

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    According to m-w.com, either spelling is acceptable.
     
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    Believe me, I'm a shiitake mushroom grower & distributor with a farm in Kennet Square, PA ("The Mushroom Capital of the World") -it's shiitake
     
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    jxyama

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    the japanese name for the mushroom is made of 4 distinct syllables.
    it's shi-i-ta-ke.

    "shitake" would be incorrect from the japanese standpoint because it would become shi-ta-ke, only three syllables.

    btw, thanks for the original poster. i found censored "class" etc. to be a bit over the top.
     
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    Sure.

    I never knew Merriam or Webster were Japanese. ;)
     
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    jxyama

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    ha ha. :p

    i must say, i did stress that "shitake" would be wrong from the japanese stand point, but i personally think it's fine. english translations need not be exactly the same as the original... it's whatever english feels comfortable and usable - just don't expect the japanese to understand you when you mention shitake as opposed to shiitake...

    the classic reverse example (an english word translated "incorrectly" into japanese) is jack nicklaus (the golfer). his last name is pronounced "nick-las" but japanese translated more literally from the spelling and made it "nick-la-u-s." from english standpoint, it's wrong, but that's how it goes in japan...

    another example is "hit-and-run" (as in baseball). in english, it's pronounced (or read) as "hit'n run" so translation in japanese became "hit-end-run" even though that makes no sense in english...

    kind of fun...
     

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