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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've got a whole range of words that I'd like to be allowed

...after all...it's my normal everyday language

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There's a special list for those who've risen so high they can go no higher, @jonsie 😎

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@pgn wrote:

There's a special list for those who've risen so high they can go no higher, @jonsie 😎


Yep, Gd and the Archangels !🤗

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We'll see what swear words are allowed when I go to the dentist tomorrow morning @jonsie  innocent

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Thanks for the reminder on this one @Cleoriff! The changes can indeed be done by myself so it's just a matter of double checking the words and removing them from the existing filter. Obviously all the work with the new design took priority over this but It's still on my to do list and I'll provide an update in this thread once done with the newly unlocked words. 🙂

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Thanks @Martin-O2 👍

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@Martin-O2 wrote:

Thanks for the reminder on this one @Cleoriff! The changes can indeed be done by myself so it's just a matter of double checking the words and removing them from the existing filter. Obviously all the work with the new design took priority over this but It's still on my to do list and I'll provide an update in this thread once done with the newly unlocked words. 🙂




Good to hear you`re going to be worked on this @Martin-O2 .

Thank you

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