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shela12
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Ridiculous name check
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I have a good Irish last name of {Personal content removed for your safety}. You have to insert the 'a" after the F because it won't let me post otherwise!

 When I first ried to register, the error checking kepttelling me I was using a bad word. Presumably it was the first 3 letters of my last name. Give me a break! Can't the error routine differentiate between a 3 letter word & embedded letters. I was insulted. I wish I could think of some long surnames that would really blow it's mind!

mibrnsurg
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Re: Ridiculous name check

Welcome to the world of our dysfunctional kindergarten word filter. :smileysad:

 

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Uniblurb3
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Re: Ridiculous name check

Yep, it is ridiculous! And at least you don't have a first name which may also be filtered. We even have to post the name of well known novel and movie about the great white whale as "Moby Richard"!

 

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dhascall
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Re: Ridiculous name check

Uniblurb3 wrote:

Yep, it is ridiculous! And at least you don't have a first name which may also be filtered. We even have to post the name of well known novel and movie about the great white whale as "Moby Richard"!

 



You can't even talk about retired NASCAR driver D1ck Trickle, either!  NUTS.

 

The word filter is too agressive and needs to be just George Carlin's 7 dirty words that you can't say on Televsion.

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skeeterintexas
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Re: Ridiculous name check
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...and beyond the obvious, the most innocuous words are banned too. 

 

I wanted to make the statement "ehhhh....I'm an i d i ot...." (speaking about MYSELF) but the Word Police said 'no, no'.   :smileysad:

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Uniblurb3
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Re: Ridiculous name check

Hey skeeter, that's the word I tried to use for the guy(s) who shot and the 2 Bald Eagles in Kansas! Was forced to change it to "not-so-bright" which is way too polite for these low-life national symbol killers.

 

And my fav is when the word filter goes after HTML codes which don't even show up in a post! Can't even post some weather forecasts from NOAA since our government doesn't realize they have nasty subliminal abbreviation codes (wt..) in their forecasts. :smileysad:

 

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mibrnsurg
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Re: Ridiculous name check

That's part of the banned words inside another word, Uni, that's the most ridiculous one of all. :smileyvery-happy:

 

Chris


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