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Question about word filter


Dec 31, 2012, 2:26 PM
Why can't I type
"if, a, girl" (minus the commas) but if I type i(***)irl it shows up as i***irl
password is rhubarb

Dec 31, 2012, 3:42 PM
If a guy

Dec 31, 2012, 4:22 PM
Rich Brome

Jan 2, 2013, 2:36 PM
The short answer: our profanity filter is imperfect.

I'm not sure it's possible to create a perfect one. And my definition of perfect is often going to be different than someone else's.

I'm happy that it works "well enough." It blocks most profanity, in most cases, with relatively few false positives.

Jan 2, 2013, 3:38 PM
True, I just found it strange that typing it with the asterisks for the letter would make it pop up with the original text I was wanting to type. Don't mind it, just caught me off guard.

Jan 4, 2013, 9:18 PM
Someday, I dream of being able to talk about towns in North Lincolnshire without asterisks.

Jan 4, 2013, 11:03 PM
Remember the holidays?
Bad words (as my aunty used to call them) were showing all around.

Here an example ... »

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