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  • LordTrychon
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    Originally posted by RunYouOver View Post
    So then the question is this: Could you set it up so that words like D*ck would not be filtered if a proper noun followed them? Or is that a little too much to ask
    Well, since my firefox still thinks I'm misspelling anything I use as a possessive (with the apostrophe) or anything that's a contraction at all... hey... it's not doing it now.

    There goes that argument.

    But yeah... it's a bit much to expect vBulletin to recognize proper nouns.

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  • RunYouOver
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    Originally posted by Alastor View Post
    Yes. There's a certain common sense/danger factor to any social environment, and that's what a message board is.

    If one has no common sense, they are in danger.

    I think that in this thread which is specifically about the filter and an unintended consequence of it that a certain amount of human nature is expected. When it's done without going too far over the top it's not an issue.

    It hasn't been an issue in this thread so far. I don't see why that would change.



    The filter can be set up any number of different ways. It can pull letter sequences out of a word, word sequences out of a sentence, only mark out the offensive portion, mark out the entire sentence, etc.

    It has a lot of options and is pretty customizable. It can do it pretty much however we would reasonably want it to.
    So then the question is this: Could you set it up so that words like D*ck would not be filtered if a proper noun followed them? Or is that a little too much to ask

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  • Alastor
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    Originally posted by Mount-n-Groan View Post
    Or like this... ĐįсҚ Butkus.

    But really... It's okay to do what Red-Falcon did, right mods? Yes, it's skirting the filter, but the intention is clearly vulgar-free.
    Yes. There's a certain common sense/danger factor to any social environment, and that's what a message board is.

    If one has no common sense, they are in danger.

    I think that in this thread which is specifically about the filter and an unintended consequence of it that a certain amount of human nature is expected. When it's done without going too far over the top it's not an issue.

    It hasn't been an issue in this thread so far. I don't see why that would change.

    Originally posted by Sunbiz1 View Post
    I think the software picks up on certain consonants and the order in which they are typed. For example, the below link is a vbulletin MB that does not filter the name.
    The filter can be set up any number of different ways. It can pull letter sequences out of a word, word sequences out of a sentence, only mark out the offensive portion, mark out the entire sentence, etc.

    It has a lot of options and is pretty customizable. It can do it pretty much however we would reasonably want it to.

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  • Sunbiz1
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    I think the software picks up on certain consonants and the order in which they are typed. For example, the below link is a vbulletin MB that does not filter the name.

    http://nakonwood.websitetoolbox.com/...7#post33387637

    Yet the above MB does filter certain inappropriate words, but not all of them.
    Originally posted by BroncoFaninMD View Post
    There's a few Japanese names/words that the filter doesn't like. First noticed it when I PMed someone and it came out with **. Thought it was funny.

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  • Mount-n-Groan
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    Originally posted by Red-Falcon View Post
    you could write it like this:
    Eric D i c k e r s o n or D i c k Butkus
    Or like this... ĐįсҚ Butkus.

    But really... It's okay to do what Red-Falcon did, right mods? Yes, it's skirting the filter, but the intention is clearly vulgar-free.

    Funny... There's a fairly well-known and well-respected local gentleman with the name of Richard ĐįсҚ. No joke.

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  • Southstander
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    Don't Forget about Angie ****enson, Andy ****, The King of the surf Guitar **** Dale.

    So I could list more I googled "famous ****s"... I still can't go back to that Starbucks.

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  • Red-Falcon
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    you could write it like this:
    Eric D i c k e r s o n or D i c k Butkus

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  • BroncoManiac_69
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    Originally posted by LordTrychon View Post
    Nothing will ever be funnier than when the filter started filtering the middle of 'Atwater' out of nowhere.

    That is hilarious!!

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  • Peanut
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    Originally posted by Sunbiz1 View Post
    When the Cubs signed Kosuke ***udome in 2007, the last name caused all kinds of problems for months with filters etc.

    See!...His name really is Kosuke Fu.kudome.
    There's a few Japanese names/words that the filter doesn't like. First noticed it when I PMed someone and it came out with **. Thought it was funny.

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  • Apoc13
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    Originally posted by LordTrychon View Post
    As for names... well, nearly anything COULD be part of a name, and we're simply not going to allow them all to be uncensored for it
    that's kinda silly but whatever...it's not that big of a deal either way....i only found out the word was banned after making a post with somebody's name that included d-i-c-k in it and thought it was a bit excessive, that's all

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  • Sunbiz1
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    When the Cubs signed Kosuke ***udome in 2007, the last name caused all kinds of problems for months with filters etc.

    See!...His name really is Kosuke Fu.kudome.

    Originally posted by LordTrychon View Post
    If I try to rationalize it (I can do that well)...

    Outside of names... if someone uses the word in question (Richard) and it's not meant to be a name... if it's not namecalling... it's probably obscene/inappropriate in its own right...

    Where as ass can be simply talking about donkeys... and words like 'smartass' are all but common language.

    In fact, my father uses it as a term of endearment.

    I can't say that so much at this point about 'Richard'.

    As for names... well, nearly anything COULD be part of a name, and we're simply not going to allow them all to be uncensored for it. Yes, it's possible to get IPd either way... but in the meantime, if the mods don't catch it right away or if it slips by us... we'd prefer the asterisks be up to the words themselves. Hence the filter.

    I've seen some FUNNY names in my time in customer service.


    Nothing will ever be funnier than when the filter started filtering the middle of 'Atwater' out of nowhere.

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  • LordTrychon
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    If I try to rationalize it (I can do that well)...

    Outside of names... if someone uses the word in question (Richard) and it's not meant to be a name... if it's not namecalling... it's probably obscene/inappropriate in its own right...

    Where as ass can be simply talking about donkeys... and words like 'smartass' are all but common language.

    In fact, my father uses it as a term of endearment.

    I can't say that so much at this point about 'Richard'.

    As for names... well, nearly anything COULD be part of a name, and we're simply not going to allow them all to be uncensored for it. Yes, it's possible to get IPd either way... but in the meantime, if the mods don't catch it right away or if it slips by us... we'd prefer the asterisks be up to the words themselves. Hence the filter.

    I've seen some FUNNY names in my time in customer service.


    Nothing will ever be funnier than when the filter started filtering the middle of 'Atwater' out of nowhere.

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  • *Atwater*
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    I remember when my user name used to get censored those were the days.

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  • RunYouOver
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    Personally, I think that if it's a name, you shouldn't censor it. How would you feel if YOUR name was censored?

    If people are going to use it to attack others, then they should get an IP anyway. It shouldn't make a difference in what the poster's trying to say; If he/she wanted to call the person a **** right now, they can do it and it'll be starred, and it'll get an IP.

    If they do it when it's not censored, then it'll show up as the word, and they'll get an IP. I don't see the difference, other than in one case, you can see the word.

    But again, it's not even a terrible curse or attack, so just seeing the word shouldn't be grounds for trouble.

    Long rant short, if it's somebody's name, it should not be censored; if the member is trying to attack someone they're going to get an IP regardless.

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  • Sunbiz1
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    LOL, damn language filters can be an annoyance.

    Originally posted by Apoc13 View Post
    **** vermeil, lynn ****ey, eric ****erson

    yet if any of their names were ass, it would be ok


    you see what i'm getting at here? ***** is a regular name, ass, not so much...seems weird that ***** is blocked but ass is not...that's all

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