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Forum Filter (Fit for purpose?!)

Cleoriff
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@Martin-O2 @LukasB @TheresaV 

When I joined this forum in 2013 we had a forum filter which I understood was to stop swear words being posted. Such as the F word and the C word. Fair enough. Then we supposedly developed the filter so it removed email addresses, links and telephone numbers.

That has never worked. We still have to remind people to remove these to avoid being spammed.

 

However in terms of so called swear words, I think this forum should be moved into the 21st century.

On todays Word Hunt Diamond we had perfectly acceptable words removed by this filter. A few examples.

 

I wrote ****** (F L A N G E)  it was removed. This word means a piece of metal which holds on a tailpipe of a car or plane. . (It is also slang for the female VULVA)

****** F A G  or F A G E N D  I've had to space them so they won't be filtered out. Slang terms for a cigarette

If I say I'm going outside for a f a g it does NOT mean I'm off to engage in some sort of sexual activity male on male.

******IN F A G I N Also filtered out. Charles Dickins wrote about this man and I'm damn sure there was no-one there to filter that out!! It also means someone who pushes youngsters to steal.

 

I wrote about a MAINE ****** cat. C O O N. A breed of cat. Filtered out. I can't remember the last time I heard that word used in relation to a black person!

 

Then we come on to the breed of birds. Called ****** T I T S

Why on earth cant we write

Blue ******

Coal ******

Marsh ******

Great ******

Willow ******

 

Instead of

 

Willowtits

Bluetits

Coaltits

Marshtits

Greattits

 

The forum filter stops us writing the correct name.

 

I don't think it allows **** C R A P  or BULL****** (B U L L ****** ) 

However, in the emoji box we have a pile of **** (so we can show a picture of it but we can't say it?

 

I'm not the only one who feels like this and others can feel free to add comments as they like but personally I'm sick to death of it and think the filter needs updating.

I'm NOT asking the forum filter to allow a swear fest. What I'm asking is some common sense.

That's all!

 

 

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I agree with @Cleoriff about the filter. Banning words like: - f l a n g e - and - c r a p - is ludicrous.

Does anybody actually really think - F l a n g e - is a rude word? astonished 

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I nearly micturated myself laughing at this thread laughing

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Deleted by me. Tested something and it's not filtered rofl

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@Projectionist wrote:

I nearly micturated myself laughing at this thread laughing


Love it @Projectionist rofl

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@Projectionist wrote:

I nearly micturated myself laughing at this thread laughing


I really think the filter takes the urine sometimes... yahoo

 

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What else does it miss...? 🤨🤔

 

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Filter has a hissy over dates...

 

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Some people see things as they are and ask "Why?"; I dream of things that never were and ask "Why not?"
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@mm7000gb wrote:

I agree with @Cleoriff about the filter. Banning words like: - f l a n g e - and - c r a p - is ludicrous.

Does anybody actually really think - F l a n g e - is a rude word? astonished 


me....rofl

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@Martin-O2 

PM sent with words I think should be filter free. yahoo

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@jonsie wrote:

@mm7000gb wrote:

I agree with @Cleoriff about the filter. Banning words like: - f l a n g e - and - c r a p - is ludicrous.

Does anybody actually really think - F l a n g e - is a rude word? astonished 


me....rofl


You would @jonsie rofl

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@Mi-Amigo wrote:

Filter has a hissy over dates...

 

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It thought **Personal info** was a Bank Sort Code LOL

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