Posted Aug 27 2014 - 10:23 PM
YES! I can finally use the word idiot! But here's what's annoying me: the word that means the opposite of heaven is still filtered.
My reaction: "Why the ###### is ###### blocked by the filter?"
Blocking it for using it in the way I just used it is understandable, but I only discovered this when I used it in a genuine situation, when comparing the way the island of Mata Nui was portrayed to be a paradise, but Voya Nui was depicted as a ######. Only then did I discover that my choice word was blocked.
Can someone explain why this word is blocked when, like "jerk" it has a non-insulting, non-offensive meaning?
Probably because it's a curse word, and is more often used as one. There are several other words you can use that aren't curse words. There's other uses for other curse words too, but they also will remained blocked and you will call your donkeys donkeys and your dogs dogs. Unfiltering that word is opening up a can of worms that the staff probably really doesn't want to deal with.
You have a fair point. That probably is a can of worms that doesn't need opening. But see my above post regarding the word "bloody". Used in the context "covered in blood" it is perfectly reasonable, but it can also be used as a curse word. I don't know about you, but where I'm from, "bloody" is considered more of a curse than the other word (with the exception of the local Catholic primary school). It just strikes me as unusual that one would be filtered and he other would not.
Doesn't the admin trust us to... choose our words wisely?
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