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Censoring words in my posts?!?!?!?
Old 08-19-2006   #1
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Censoring words in my posts?!?!?!?

This is a post I put on one of my shots in the gallery. Why is the name of the African nation that rhymes with Tiger, censored out?


"I walked by this little one table french place, and snapped this shot. I walked in an asked her about things. She is from *****, is French speaking of course, and says the crepes are very good. This little place is very unique. Very quiet and very out of place, out of time. Very unusual. I intend to go back next week and have something there (I was penniless at the moment of this photo)."
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Old 08-19-2006   #2
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Did I not spell that country's name correctly? n-i-g-e-r. . . ? Right?

***** - ha ha! did it again!

of course, it doesn't actually rhyme with tiger. neezhair. . .

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Old 08-19-2006   #3
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You are not incorrect in your spelling of N-I-G-E-R, the RFF BBS software has this word on the bad word list and kills it automatically. The software has that word misspelled (assuming it was meant to remove the word with 2 letters "G").
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It does seem like that's carrying Political Correctness a bit too far, doesn't it? Next time, George, write about a woman from Cameroon. So far today that's two places where women are from that is considered NOT-PC.
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It'd be fun to t.est which words are on the list.

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How about ***** and ***. Are they on the list?
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Those are bad ones! How about ******************* ?
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Those are bad ones! How about ******************* ?
Oh yeah. I just tested a whole bunch of them. As* and As*h*** aren't on the list though.
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Those are bad ones! How about ******************* ?
Holy smokes... the darn thing can bleep out bad words in both American ~and~ Canadian. Talk about Big Brother!
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what the puck are you guys doing.
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Old 08-19-2006   #11
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Hum it seams puck is not on the list.
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It should be *****ia.

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Old 08-19-2006   #13
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I typed N I G E R I A !
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Old 08-19-2006   #14
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It does seem like that's carrying Political Correctness a bit too far, doesn't it? Next time, George, write about a woman from Cameroon. So far today that's two places where women are from that is considered NOT-PC.
I don't think "political correctness" has anything to do with it. Just a crappy program that doesn't know how to spell (or can't understand context).
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Old 08-19-2006   #15
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They should censor the people who can't spell from implementing software in the first place. Makes the use of correct language reedeekulos

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Old 08-19-2006   #16
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reminds me of that monty python song
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Old 08-19-2006   #17
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You guys are going to keep the moderators very busy adding words to the censor list. The word censor list uses wild cards. The entry hasselb* would censor out hasselblad, hasselblader, and hasselblading.

I am the adult supervisor on a high school student BB. With wildcards we can get away with only 10 words. And NO!, I wil not tell you those words.
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Old 08-19-2006   #18
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Maybe we'll all have to resort to leet-speak:

"She is from |\|1g3r, is French speaking of course..."
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I understand why we have this system. It makes sense to censor such language, because trolls exist. They exist purely to destroy places like this - and language is one way they do that.

Bugger.

and one particularly vile Mexican variation of the same concept

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Old 08-20-2006   #20
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Seriously, if you find an error in the programming send a PM to Jorge.

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Old 08-20-2006   #21
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Let's try the English town of Scunthorpe to see if the wildcards work.
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Or The English town of Penistone? Or Chipping Sodbury ?
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I hope the titmouse and the woodpecker aren't on the list.
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Lets try japaneses megacorps like Matsu****a
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See, the power of regular expressions at work.
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How´s about Sussex? I like Sussex.
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George, try this "She is *****ien"

Should work?
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Blimey, no it does not work!

I now have that feeling, you know, like big brother is watching over my shoulder at what I type...... What happened to freedom of speech?
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How bad do the words need to be though - I guess *** isn't censored, but how about turd ? Its obvious that **** will be. But what if you are a Shi' ite ?( I am not...)
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Silva,
Let's keep religion out of here. Thanks.

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Do you guys remember George Carlin's 7 words you can't say on TV?
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family site...keep that in mind folks.

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family site...keep that in mind folks.

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This can get quite cumbersome. For example, on Russian rangefinders you should remember to cock the shutter before changing speeds.

EDIT: Whoa, that actually worked. I am amazed.
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If I can't call a ***** a *****, what am I supposed to do if I want to sell my shovel, or get some bridge advice?
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Let's try again; Heart, Diamond, Club, *****.....
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How´s about Sussex? I like Sussex.
I used to live at Uckfield in Sussex. Do you know how much it costs the council to repaint the signs every week!? And we Uckfieldians had to pay for all these witty tourist larks!

There's a place in Austria that is even less lucky.....

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Why do I have a feeling that we're going to have a lot more harmless fun with this than we previously imagined?
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The German electronics company Siemans have offices in Essex in the town of Staines. Which leads to the rather unpleasant possibility of the telephone operator greeting you with 'Hello Siemans Staines'.

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Exactly what I was thinking too. No prob tho, that saudumme Zensurprogramm does not speak German or French, and so there is enuff room left for the worst bah-pfui words, without any risk , any 7yo cold read it by chance while surfing for hardcore porn videos in the www.

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