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Offline John Chapman

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That's strange. I just tried to post a reply on a different thread and used within it the offending word (which I am unable to repeat here). The whole post was rejected. It took me about an hour of messing about to narrow it down to the use of this word. Eventually I changed the spelling to "monica" and the post was accepted.

Go on, try it. You'll see what I mean.


 

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You are right. Why is this? Anyone care to answer this?
 

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m o n i k e r
 

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Ha. It works with spaces between the letters.
 

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Weird.  I checked the "banned words" list and it's not on there.   (Even if it was, it would just get censored, not blocked.)  Maybe it's a bug with the forum software?
 

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I'm so glad that this effected everyone else. I thought it might just be a glitch with my computer. I half expected the second post to simply be the the word  "m o n i k e r". ha ha.
 

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I checked the "banned words" list and it's not on there.


That would be interesting. Can anybody check the censored list? Where can I find it?
 
 

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If it's a bug it would be a miracle for it to be that specific.
 

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I checked the "banned words" list and it's not on there.


That would be interesting. Can anybody check the censored list? Where can I find it?
 

I think it's something only the moderators/administrators can get to, since the censored words page also has the ability to edit those words.  The list just consists of the expected swear words, though.  If you try to use them, they'll end up being replaced by something else like ****. 
 

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If it's a bug it would be a miracle for it to be that specific.

Yeah, would be.  I guess a way to check it would be to find another board running SMF 1.1 and see if you can post the m------ word there.  I can't find anything about the issue by googling for it, so I'm stumped.
 

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We also use wikipedia's blacklist as well as our own, so maybe someone has put it there? Very odd. Our own blacklist is mainly used to block spam.

I can whitelist it though...
 

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Ben, it is not that it seems blocked but it returns as an error.
 

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Very very odd.  Even whitelisted it doesn't like it - that is the standard blacklist error though...
 

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ΜONIΚER

What are you people on about?

Looks like a case of mass hypnosis if you ask me.
« Last Edit: 08/05/2010 19:21:43 by Geezer »
 

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ΜONIΚER

What are you people on about?


Bastard. Showing me up like that!  >:(
 
 

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Just hang on there one goddam cotton picking minute. I still can't write the 'm' word. Even though I've just quoted Geezer's 'm' word back to him. This is a conspiracy to make me doubt my own sanity. Or have I just gone mad?
 
 
 

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Which version of IE are you using?
« Last Edit: 09/05/2010 06:11:32 by Geezer »
 

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IE.8
Windows 7

What d'ya think?
 
 

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ΜONIΚER

If I cut and paste from Geezer's post it works but not if I type it. I guess Geezer is using a hidden character at one end of the word to prevent the word being recognised.
« Last Edit: 09/05/2010 10:38:42 by graham.d »
 

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mmmmm... 



????

using:
XP SP2
Firefox
 

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Same result with Chrome.
 

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No hidden characters.
 

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I just tried. I'm not using anything special or different and I got the error, so perhaps we have to turn to the Geezer Master to find out how he snuck it through. I asked our Monica but all she said was paaaapaaa. Oh woops it wasn't our Monica it was a Harmonica.

Maybe this word is a code word used by the designer of the software and so causes glitches when used in a normal context. I'll ask Murray. He'll find the answer to this puzzler.
 

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Geezer are you using cryllic alphabet for your O
 

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Or a nought?
 

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