Who wrote the censorship filters?

Participant ,
Apr 09, 2009 Apr 09, 2009

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Come on now. I was astonished to find out the f r i g g i n was considered profanity by adobe. But what about b u c k e t? Isn't that the name of a tool in some of the Adobe programs.

Step 3: Use the paint bucket to add a new color.

Really smooth, isn't it.

Don

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Advocate ,
Apr 09, 2009 Apr 09, 2009

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Good job it's not UK-centric. 'Tool' being a handy insult.

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Engaged ,
Apr 09, 2009 Apr 09, 2009

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Bloody heck!

Don, the Adobe censor probably has a push button for limericks that start with a "man from Nantucket", or maybe they just don't like any combination of u, c, and k.

These censorship filters are an exercise in futility anyway.  I can understand filtering George Carlin's Seven Dirty Words, but websites that use these things often include "angry words" which can be used as insults, but have other connotations as well, "dumb", for instance. My favorite came when I was helping out on Comcast's Cable TV forums, and I'd try to use the word for attaching coaxial cable to the back of Comcast cable equipment, "screw" (we'll see if Adobe filters it), kind of a necessary word to use on a Cable TV tech support forum, and the Comcast censorship filter punched it out with asterisks, leaving me looking like an intemperate, foul-mouthed sailor.

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New Here ,
Apr 09, 2009 Apr 09, 2009

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Wow--that takes text nannying to a whole new dimension. So any word that rhymes with a word that someone, somewhere might find offensive--even if it's the name of a tool built into Adobe's flagship program--is filtered? Methinks some tweaking is in order, posthaste! What a bucket of bloody fucking shitty crap!

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Apr 09, 2009 Apr 09, 2009

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It's no doubt a set supplied with the software, but, like the misspelled words list, is customizable. If you run into stuff that probably shouldn't be included, let John know somehow.

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Advocate ,
Apr 09, 2009 Apr 09, 2009

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If you run into stuff that probably shouldn't be included, let John know somehow.

I thought you were ferrying messages?

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Enthusiast ,
Apr 09, 2009 Apr 09, 2009

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Oh, for crying out loud!

Knock off the stupid filtering.  Give the moderators something to do besides sit around on their rumps/butts/asses/rear-ends/backsides

Edit:  Hmmm.  One didn't make it.  This could become great sport!

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Apr 09, 2009 Apr 09, 2009

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Well, if these thousands of posters all decide to change their avatars every few minutes, there'll be plenty of work for them to do, reviewing every one. We can post whatever we like as a profile pic so what difference does it make what avatar someone uploads? At 128 px it would be fairly difficult to cause revolution and riot. I think. Hmmmm.....

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