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amused by automatic "no bad words" filters 
20th-Nov-2007 02:37 pm
lots of NOs with one YES
Several of the forums and discussion boards I've browsed have had some kind of "no bad words" filter installed which replaces naughty words with a string of asterisks.

Like so many other automated processes, sometimes it goes too far. Just encountered:
No, I certainly did not see the Robertson endor***t coming. It fragments the religious right, at least temporarily, since James Dobson has so completely denounced Giuliani.
It took me a moment to figure out why it'd been bleeped.
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20th-Nov-2007 11:24 pm (UTC)
There have been many times that I honestly didn't realize that something was intended to be smutty or a double entendre. Color me clueless...
21st-Nov-2007 12:38 am (UTC)
They really filter based on substrings rather than complete words? So "a s***ch in time saves nine"? Gah. Small children know better than to do that.
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