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Foul language filter goes berserk

If your name happens to be D i c k, you are not allowed to underwrite your posts with it, and other people cannot mention you by name, without using some silly syntax trick:

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  • Nov 15, 2016 at 12:47 PM

    P e n i s (medical term)

    C o c k (the bird that gets chickens pregnant)

    A s s (stubborn animal of the equine persuasion)

    Willy (another name), this one is allowed.

    Johnson (another name), this one is also allowed.

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  • Nov 15, 2016 at 04:01 PM

    Thanks all, we're looking into a fix for this specific example & trying to better accommodate names.

    Best,

    Jamie

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    • Hi again:

      I looked into it and got this response: "We removed the word. We’ll also check why this setting was overwritten in the past."

      So it shouldn't be an issue now. If it is (or it happens again), please let me know.

      Best regards,

      --Jerry

  • Nov 15, 2016 at 02:03 PM

    this restriction has been around for a very long time already in the former platform. It was just so that the characters got hidden behind stars ****** or the post went directly in pre-moderation instead of telling you that your are not supposed to use this word. We are not a medical site (although this site may need some treatment) so we don't need some of these terms here.

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    • I actually do not agree on this especially for the reason that I saw waves of spam attacks and reported some hundred discussions, blogs and comments as spam on a sunny afternoon, it is pretty useful to have these kind of words banned directly instead of opening the doors widely for those who make a lot money placing their ads and links to the specific sites where these words are used for non-medical purpose

  • Feb 13 at 08:24 PM

    Seriously???

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