Jump to content




Welcome to Unexplained Mysteries! Please sign in or create an account to start posting and to access a host of extra features.


* * - - - 1 votes

[Solved] What's on the language filter list?


  • This topic is locked This topic is locked
13 replies to this topic

#1    rashore

rashore

    Telekinetic

  • 7,059 posts
  • Joined:26 Feb 2010
  • Gender:Female

Posted 06 June 2013 - 12:11 AM

I'm wondering what's on the language filter list. I mean there are obvious ones like the F bomb and C word.. but I've come across other words that get filtered out like terms I didn't really think were offensive, or product names- I just had a pharmaceutical product get filtered, I had no idea it was a no- no.


#2    Lilly

Lilly

    Forum Divinity

  • 16,435 posts
  • Joined:16 Apr 2004
  • Gender:Female

  • "To thine own self be true" William Shakespeare

Posted 06 June 2013 - 01:12 AM

Sometimes words have more than one use/meaning, or are considered rude only in certain locations. The language filter can't discern between these differences.

"Ignorance is ignorance. It is a state of mind, not an opinion." ~MID~

Posted Image

#3    Waspie_Dwarf

Waspie_Dwarf

    Space Cadet

  • 32,178 posts
  • Joined:03 Mar 2006
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Bexleyheath, Kent, UK

  • We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

    Oscar Wilde

Posted 06 June 2013 - 01:19 AM

Only the administrator can add or remove words from the language filter. If you think something is being incorrectly filtered my suggestion would be to hit the report button so that Saru can review the word.

"Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-boggingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the street to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space." - The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams 1952 - 2001

Posted Image
Click on button

#4    Likely Guy

Likely Guy

    Undecided, mostly.

  • Member
  • 4,946 posts
  • Joined:09 May 2012
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Likely, Canada

  • I might have been born yesterday but, I've been up all night.

Posted 06 June 2013 - 03:22 AM

Recently, I tried to recite a passage from the poem, "The Owl and the ***** Cat'. It didn't work.


#5    Waspie_Dwarf

Waspie_Dwarf

    Space Cadet

  • 32,178 posts
  • Joined:03 Mar 2006
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Bexleyheath, Kent, UK

  • We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

    Oscar Wilde

Posted 06 June 2013 - 07:58 AM

This is an example of what Lilly was explaining, a word which has been placed on the filter because of it's use as an insult or in a crude context, but which also has an innocent use.

In this case it is used so rarely in the innocent context that personally I would leave it filtered but, as I said in my previous post, all such decisions or Saru's.




As a separate issue I would make this point, if this thread degenerates into a list of crude words that are filtered it won't remain open very long.

"Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-boggingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the street to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space." - The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams 1952 - 2001

Posted Image
Click on button

#6    rashore

rashore

    Telekinetic

  • 7,059 posts
  • Joined:26 Feb 2010
  • Gender:Female

Posted 06 June 2013 - 01:19 PM

I don't have a problem with any words for the filter. I was just wondering what they were because I was surprised that a product name was filtered.


#7    Valdemar the Great

Valdemar the Great

    Mainly Spherical in Shape

  • Member
  • 25,089 posts
  • Joined:09 May 2005
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:there

  • Vampires are people too.

Posted 06 June 2013 - 03:48 PM

One favourite example was the name of a US Air force base in England, Bentwaters, which used to be (i don't think it is now) asterisked out, or at least part of it was. Why not try to guess which part it was? :innocent:

Life is a hideous business, and from the background behind what we know of it peer daemoniacal hints of truth which make it sometimes a thousandfold more hideous.

H. P. Lovecraft.


:cat:


#8    Tutankhaten-pasheri

Tutankhaten-pasheri

    Buratinologist

  • Banned
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,637 posts
  • Joined:22 Sep 2012
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:страна дураков

Posted 06 June 2013 - 08:59 PM

There is a Danish chewing gum named Bum

edit for :)

Edited by Tutankhaten-pasheri, 06 June 2013 - 08:59 PM.


#9    Likely Guy

Likely Guy

    Undecided, mostly.

  • Member
  • 4,946 posts
  • Joined:09 May 2012
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Likely, Canada

  • I might have been born yesterday but, I've been up all night.

Posted 10 June 2013 - 02:33 AM

View PostWaspie_Dwarf, on 06 June 2013 - 07:58 AM, said:



As a separate issue I would make this point, if this thread degenerates into a list of crude words that are filtered it won't remain open very long.

Totally understood.

I also noticed that we could say 'ass' but not '****'.

Edit: That would be 'a-r-s-e'. Again, I'm sorry if I'm seen to be sidelining this thread into a list of crude words. But, I don't think so. :)

I can call someone a 'jack ass', but I can't say '***** cat'?

Edited by Likely Guy, 10 June 2013 - 02:41 AM.


#10    Dan'O

Dan'O

    Astral Projection

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 656 posts
  • Joined:24 Aug 2004
  • Gender:Not Selected

Posted 10 June 2013 - 04:14 AM

I like language filters. But I was dismayed at a.r.s.e..


#11    Likely Guy

Likely Guy

    Undecided, mostly.

  • Member
  • 4,946 posts
  • Joined:09 May 2012
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Likely, Canada

  • I might have been born yesterday but, I've been up all night.

Posted 10 June 2013 - 05:11 AM

View PostDan, on 10 June 2013 - 04:14 AM, said:

I like language filters. But I was dismayed at a.r.s.e..

After all, we all have one. Or, we may be one.

Edit: :)

Edited by Likely Guy, 10 June 2013 - 05:15 AM.


#12    Valdemar the Great

Valdemar the Great

    Mainly Spherical in Shape

  • Member
  • 25,089 posts
  • Joined:09 May 2005
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:there

  • Vampires are people too.

Posted 10 June 2013 - 06:39 AM

It is more sophisticated than it was. For instance, it doesn't filter out the name of the popular football manager Mr. Wenger or the name of the popular club in north London he manages now, at least.

Edited by Colonel Rhuairidh, 10 June 2013 - 06:40 AM.

Life is a hideous business, and from the background behind what we know of it peer daemoniacal hints of truth which make it sometimes a thousandfold more hideous.

H. P. Lovecraft.


:cat:


#13    Frank Merton

Frank Merton

    Blue fish

  • Member
  • 14,392 posts
  • Joined:22 Jan 2013
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

  • fmerton.blogspot.com

Posted 11 June 2013 - 08:59 AM

I would say that a filter is not what is really needed to keep heavy users of offensive language off the board.  That would be a violation of the rules and get them delisted.  I supposed this does help with kiddie filtering software though.


#14    Saru

Saru

    Site Webmaster

  • 20,076 posts
  • Joined:06 Mar 2001
  • Gender:Male

  • "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious." - Albert Einstein

Posted 11 June 2013 - 01:33 PM

As the original question has been addressed and to avoid this thread being turned in to a crude mess I'll set this one to "solved".





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users