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#1 Offline Toa Smoke Monster

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Posted Aug 22 2014 - 02:35 PM

So I read in some of the blogs yesterday, and then the Tracker today, and saw that the word filter has finally been updated. And since I haven't seen anyone make a topic about this turning point in the history of BZP yet, I thought I'd make one to see what everyone thinks of this.

 

So, what do you all think of this? :P


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Posted Aug 22 2014 - 03:23 PM

first to post! i think the new filter is no fair to idiots and jerks who annoy the mods.

 

seriously though i am so glad they finally overhauled that piece of work. it's annoying making a passionate rant only to slip and find you have called the scientists of Jurassic Park "cool dudes".


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Posted Aug 22 2014 - 03:30 PM

Sounds good. What changes were made, exactly?


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Posted Aug 22 2014 - 03:36 PM

Sounds good. What changes were made, exactly?

 

A bunch of strict, outdated filters were scrapped, like idiot, jerk, first to post, no fair, mod, mask of destiny(at least i think that was filtered) and probably some others i didn't even know were filtered. basically it's shaking off some of the less necessary filters.


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Posted Aug 22 2014 - 04:04 PM

No more cool dude? BZP IS RUINED  :crying:


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Posted Aug 22 2014 - 04:52 PM

######, ###### ###### ######. ########################################################################3

 

er, just checking to see if this thing still blocks all the words I would never want to use on here, and for the most part, not even in real life...


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Posted Aug 22 2014 - 07:01 PM

Haha, I didn't know "jerk" was filtered. Was it autochanged to "cool dude" as well?

 

 

######, ###### ###### ######. ########################################################################3

 

er, just checking to see if this thing still blocks all the words I would never want to use on here, and for the most part, not even in real life...

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Posted Aug 22 2014 - 07:03 PM

Haha, I didn't know "jerk" was filtered. Was it autochanged to "cool dude" as well?

 

Nope, jerk was a plain old ####### filter.


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Posted Aug 22 2014 - 07:21 PM

Haha, I didn't know "jerk" was filtered. Was it autochanged to "cool dude" as well?

 
Nope, jerk was a plain old ####### filter.

Which was especially frustrating if you used "jerk" as a verb (as in, to tug or shake), because it would look like you were saying... something a whole lot less wholesome. "Oh, just give it a quick ####" or "the creature began to #### violently" or... you get the idea.

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Posted Aug 22 2014 - 07:56 PM

 

 

Haha, I didn't know "jerk" was filtered. Was it autochanged to "cool dude" as well?

 
Nope, jerk was a plain old ####### filter.

 

Which was especially frustrating if you used "jerk" as a verb (as in, to tug or shake), because it would look like you were saying... something a whole lot less wholesome. "Oh, just give it a quick ####" or "the creature began to #### violently" or... you get the idea.

 

 
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Posted Aug 23 2014 - 12:03 AM

How about ###### and ######? Still filtered?

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Posted Aug 23 2014 - 12:16 AM

Testing... The name of Scooby Doo's nephew is S###### Doo?

 

Edit: Okay, so that one's still out.


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Posted Aug 23 2014 - 12:52 AM

Testing... The name of Scooby Doo's nephew is S###### Doo?

 

Edit: Okay, so that one's still out.

 

to be fair S###### Doo should be censored as a matter of principle


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Posted Aug 23 2014 - 01:06 AM

I keep getting the urge to report the lot of you for bypassing the filter.  :P

 

Eh, I guess this is progress, but it never really bothered me much, except for the occasional use of "jerk" as a verb, as mentioned above.  And I think it showed a little humor in the way some of these were worded, but I guess those could rub people the wrong way... any little thing can do that apparently.

 

Although I will miss an cool dude.

 

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Posted Aug 23 2014 - 01:33 PM

I'm so glad mod isn't filtered anymore. This has been driving me nuts for years.

 

Also, Bricklink has been unfiltered for years, so you guys can stop checking that.

 

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Posted Aug 23 2014 - 01:40 PM

I posted a blog entry about this, but tl;dr this has been a long time coming and I'm so glad to see all of the vestigial filters gone.


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Posted Aug 23 2014 - 11:43 PM

Idiots! The mods will jerk our freedoms away from under our feet in no time!

 

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Posted Aug 24 2014 - 04:51 PM

Aaaahh I didn't know this happened! I'm not likely to venture back into the Libraries soon, but it's still nice to know I don't need to watch out for cool dudes sneaking into my dialogue anymore.  The good old "there are synonyms for idiot, use the thesaurus!" argument irritated me to no end back when I was active in the Libraries.  Yes, I have always been aware there are synonyms for jerk and idiot. No, they do not always fit the context or sound right for the character. Moron and imbecile are fun ones to substitute occasionally, but they sound silly when you use them too often.


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Posted Aug 24 2014 - 09:13 PM

♪ I can type clearly now, the filter's gone! ♫


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Posted Aug 25 2014 - 05:04 AM

The abuse has begun!

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Posted Aug 25 2014 - 06:37 AM

You can say, "idiot" now?

 

Yahooooo! Idiot! Idiot! Idiot!

 

This has been a long time coming. Glad to see it's finally been updated.


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Posted Aug 25 2014 - 07:58 AM

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Yes, this is good progress indeed. :D


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Posted Aug 25 2014 - 10:19 AM

Who is Purple Dave?


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Posted Aug 25 2014 - 11:49 AM

Purple Dave is the founder of Mask of Destiny, but has long since been out of the community. Once upon a time, his name was allowed to be mentioned here. I can't remember exactly why his name was put into the filter in the first place.

 

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Posted Aug 25 2014 - 08:08 PM

And suddenly I could have characters insult each other by calling each other idiots in stories. I cry tears of joy.
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Posted Aug 25 2014 - 09:05 PM

Friggin' finally. This has been past due for a while.


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Posted Aug 25 2014 - 10:01 PM

Well that's some good news. :)

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Posted Aug 26 2014 - 08:07 PM

i can make my characters call each other idiots now 

 

well if i did writing here anymore

 

which who knows maybe i will eventually

 

maybe

 

who knows


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Posted Aug 27 2014 - 04:02 AM

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?


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Posted Aug 27 2014 - 04:32 AM

That's still blocked? Thanks for saying. I was about to use the phrase "going to 'Voya Nui' in a handbasket" in a piece of writing. Now I know, so I'll guess I'll find a synonym.


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Posted Aug 27 2014 - 05:30 AM

Wasn't there a point where I think the word "jerk" was used as an insult in one of the books but was still filtered on here? I always found that amusing. :P


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Posted Aug 27 2014 - 09:02 PM

Hang on, just checking something. Is the word "bloody", in the context of "covered in blood" filtered? 

 

EDIT: No it isn't. Cool, I can use that in my fanfic then. 

 

BTW, is there any way to tell which words/phrases/whatever are filtered without having to put them in a post and hope for the best? Are all of the filters listed somewhere or anything? 


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Posted Aug 27 2014 - 09:12 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.


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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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Posted Aug 27 2014 - 10:59 PM

Well, BZPower is primarily staffed by Americans, so the filter is mostly based on American standards.

 

As for choosing our words wisely, if there was sufficient trust in that, there would be no filter at all. Word filters exist because you can't trust people to choose their words wisely.


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Posted Sep 06 2014 - 10:26 PM

I am glad. "Jerk" is a very useful word.


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Posted Sep 13 2014 - 04:05 PM

Indeed. I had that problem a few times as well, and it was rather irritating.


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Posted Sep 14 2014 - 11:32 PM

Well I stumbled upon this topic just now and Wow! I remember being so frustrated by that filter. This is awesome.

 

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