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The Clbuttic Mistake: When obscenity filters go horribly wrong

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by DBear, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. DBear

    DBear unbeliever

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    :lol::crazyeye::goodjob:
     
  2. Bigfoot3814

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    Hecko? Hecko?
     
  3. Cheezy the Wiz

    Cheezy the Wiz Socialist In A Hurry

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    I find "Buttociated Press" to be rather well suited, don't you?
     
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    Evie Pronounced like Eevee

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    Remind me of the Family Guy Star Wars episode.

    "Don't get penisy" indeed.
     
  5. Bigfoot3814

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    :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  6. JohnRM

    JohnRM Don't make me destroy you

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    That is too freakin' funny.
     
  7. Bigfoot3814

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  8. Masquerouge

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    buttbuttinated is awesome. It sounds a LOT kinkier than assassinated!
     
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    Evie Pronounced like Eevee

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    There is also the always classical, Penis Cheney.

    And is it just me or is a Penispit a lot more suspicious than a Cockpit?

    I'm of the firm opinion that automated censors should be illegal technology because of all this :D
     
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    "Buttailant"? Makes you wonder...
     
  11. Eran of Arcadia

    Eran of Arcadia Stormin' Mormon Retired Moderator

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    Mirc Not mIRC!!!

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    This fits music so well...

    Only because I have a very deep bbutt voice, and I know a guy who plays the double bbutt so great it's hardly believable! And he does it with great pbuttion too.
     
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    The "breastle" of this thread is wrong!!!
     
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    This is a problem that should be easily fixed. These filters are (or should be) designed to allow the programmer to specify if the filter is exact or loose. Exact filtering, for example, is why our very own CFC doesn't allow some words, but lets derivatives of those words get through. Loose filtering is what makes absurd situations happen such as those described in the OP.

    And then there's the stupid situation that happened a few years ago on a forum where I used to run a writing competition. I hadn't realized the word "crap" was filtered. One of the competitors used the word in his story... and the word was rendered not in alternate text, but in a spinning skull graphic. :mad: I promptly PM'd the admins and asked them to stop filtering that word and pointed out that if the word didn't offend me -- who had a reputation for being one of the most easily-offended people on that entire forum -- why should it offend anyone else?
     
  15. Mise

    Mise isle of lucy

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    Mise isle of lucy

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    Well that just sounds stupid.
     
  18. Yeekim

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    What the f*ck does anyone need obscenity filters for anyway? :crazyeye:
    I can understand desire to keep one's children away from gazillion of bizarre images on the web, but if you find pornographic article, then "censoring" ass into butt does not make it any less obscene for me
     
  19. Winner

    Winner Diverse in Unity

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    This is just hilarious :lol: :lol:
     
  20. Brighteye

    Brighteye intuitively Bayesian

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    I never thought that 'ass' or 'tit' were bad words. On the other hand, I would avoid using 'butt' to mean bottom, and I have been astonished to find that that crap is considered inoffensive in the US.
     

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