In answer to a post.

@garymarsh6 (11907)
United Kingdom
October 11, 2015 2:20pm CST
I just made a comment on a post and put in a word that was deemed as not appropriate for publishing. The word was similar to giggle, chortle or laugh but because the sensor picked up certain letters in the word it disallowed it. I would never use the actual word it had identified but it just goes to show how sensitive the word recognition is set. So it seems that this word has too been banned because of the content of the word. The word is in complete contrast to what the sensor had detected and no where near what I was implying. I am pleased though that MYLOT will not permit certain disgraceful words on their site and I applaud that as it would be extremely offensive to people had it allowed it. Have you ever been prevented from using a word on mylot?
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@jaboUK (48827)
• United Kingdom
11 Oct 15
Not to me yet, but I've read about it happening to other people. Seemingly innocuous words that have other 'words' in them like grass - let's see if that one gets through.
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@garymarsh6 (11907)
• United Kingdom
11 Oct 15
OH I say! LOL I never even thought of that one! LOL
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@jaboUK (48827)
• United Kingdom
11 Oct 15
@garymarsh6 Well that one did get through - lol
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@jaboUK (48827)
• United Kingdom
11 Oct 15
@owlwings Oh that's funny, but I see that you say 'it used to be impossible. Do they get through now?
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@LadyDuck (108854)
• Switzerland
12 Oct 15
Yes, it happened and I am glad that I was blocked because it was a misspelled word, I know I wanted to write "beach" and I do not know how I came out with the banned word.
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@owlwings (37693)
• Cambridge, England
12 Oct 15
On the other hand, people who talk about dogs use the word you mistyped quite legitimately and without any pejorative sense at all and in the UK, at least, the word is quite commonly used as a verb to mean 'to complain [about something] in conversation' in a particular way and 'b1tchy' is only a mildly derogatory term.
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@LadyDuck (108854)
• Switzerland
12 Oct 15
@owlwings The word was blocked anyway and it was not the one I wanted to use.
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@Susan2015 (17541)
• United States
12 Oct 15
@owlwings I have two dogs and I don't like that word and don't like it when people use it to call a female dog that. I think it sounds very nasty.
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@Asylum (45912)
• Manchester, England
11 Oct 15
I certainly have and recently made a post about this very same thing. The first word I encountered this with is the same one that you are referring to. I can agree with disallowing the derogatory word, but it seems strange that having it as part of a word would flag up an error message.
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@garymarsh6 (11907)
• United Kingdom
11 Oct 15
Absolutely as it was not in any way or means derogatory but spoilt the drift of the reply I was giving. Still never mind there are other words that can be used I guess.
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@Asylum (45912)
• Manchester, England
11 Oct 15
@garymarsh6 As I mentioned in a similar post, imagine someone living in a certain town in North Lincolnshire. They would be unable to mention there home town on Mylot, which could be inconvenient and very frustrating.
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@jaboUK (48827)
• United Kingdom
11 Oct 15
@Asylum I live near a place called Six Mile Bottom - let's see if that gets through.
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@Bluedoll (15533)
• Canada
11 Oct 15
I'm glad the filter is doing its job and we should try to get around it just use another word. Most filtered words are stupid anyway. There are far better adjectives.
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@Asylum (45912)
• Manchester, England
11 Oct 15
The filter is not working that well because Gary did not attempt to use the derogatory word. He was submitting a valid word that had this hidden as part of the spelling, yet the system is so rigid as to select the letter combination.
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@garymarsh6 (11907)
• United Kingdom
11 Oct 15
It was pertinent to the conversation in hand though and not the actual word I was using!
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@Bluedoll (15533)
• Canada
12 Oct 15
01001001 00100000 01100001 01101101 00100000 01110100 01110010 01111001 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01101101 01111001 00100000 01100010 01100101 01110011 01110100 @garymarsh6 @Asylum I suppose nothing is perfect. I don't think filters will ever be perfect. On one side there will be people who are offended by some words and on the other side people that like to use colourful words. Like colourful that one is a red underlined.
@yukimori (8556)
• United States
11 Oct 15
Yep. myLot doesn't particularly care for the phrase class.clown. Another user mentioned that she was prevented from writing glass.face this week, too. Meanwhile, some actually objectionable words are being allowed through with no problem. They really need to tweak the settings on that word filter.
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@Fleura (5377)
• United Kingdom
16 Oct 15
Yes, in fact I was going to post about this - I have learned new 'bad words' from My Lot because I write something perfectly innocent and get the 'error: cannot post, bad word' message! The other day I wanted to comment on what I think is the usual pronunciation of the Welsh word cwtch but I wasn't allowed to!
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@garymarsh6 (11907)
• United Kingdom
17 Oct 15
Yes it is bizarre. I don't think most of the writers we know would say derogatory things in the first place but at least it is showing a responsible attitude just in case something slips through.
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@Fleura (5377)
• United Kingdom
17 Oct 15
@garymarsh6 I was surprised it allowed someone to post about 'hump day' because I wasn't allowed to describe my dog's behaviour!
• United States
11 Oct 15
yepperz, it'd not allow me to use a word 'n i was pleased fer such. though 't t'weren't what i'd consider a 'bad word' i reckon 'twas close 'nough.
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@garymarsh6 (11907)
• United Kingdom
11 Oct 15
I do not like the N word but trying to describe an act of laughing by adding an S at the beginning is totally different! I must say I was shocked when it said the N word was not allowed when I had not used it in the first place!
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• United States
11 Oct 15
@garymarsh6 i bet that 'twas a bit odd to ya. i reckon its best to've 'n odd filterin' system than to 've none 't all though.
@owlwings (37693)
• Cambridge, England
11 Oct 15
Yes, I've also come across that anomaly. It doesn't always happen: I can write certain words with impunity, even though they contain a 'sensitive' word. Homonym, for example, is allowed, though the first four letters aren't. There are many words which have been removed from censorship which were once banned.
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@garymarsh6 (11907)
• United Kingdom
11 Oct 15
Thanks for that. Interesting though I would be mortified if I ever used that word anyway it is not in my vocabulary!
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@owlwings (37693)
• Cambridge, England
11 Oct 15
@garymarsh6 We used to use the counting out rhyme with the 'n' word without a second thought when I was young. As for the 'h' word, I believe that it's already past its sell by date and has been replaced by 'gay' (which IS allowed here), but it makes it difficult to refer to members of the human species by their Latin names.
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@Susan2015 (17541)
• United States
12 Oct 15
At least we know that the filter is working pretty good.
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@garymarsh6 (11907)
• United Kingdom
12 Oct 15
Yes as I would hate to see the word used for real!
@Raelove (13967)
• Saco, Maine
15 Oct 15
Not yet. When I use a questionable word, I simply list the first letter then fill the rest in with ----- and hope everyone gets it!
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@amadeo (42055)
• United States
11 Oct 15
No,Gary I am very nice
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@Tampa_girl7 (20997)
• United States
11 Oct 15
So far this has not happened to me.
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@Inlemay (17162)
• South Africa
11 Oct 15
I find that hilalrious - you feel like you have been naughty in a way - hello Gary
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@garymarsh6 (11907)
• United Kingdom
12 Oct 15
@Inlemay I nearly went and sat in the naughty corner Lany.
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@Inlemay (17162)
• South Africa
12 Oct 15
@garymarsh6 guess what - i tried the words S +hiz-niz which means the beesknees and they sent me a RED error Flagging as well. ha ha
@DianneN (52903)
• United States
13 Oct 15
That is good to know. However, I am sorry your word was misconstrued. HELLO, btw!
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@garymarsh6 (11907)
• United Kingdom
13 Oct 15
HI Dianne nice to see you over here!
@miwa33 (12)
• Guildford, England
12 Oct 15
I can't even think of what word this might be.
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@garymarsh6 (11907)
• United Kingdom
12 Oct 15
Replace the TR in the word trigger with SN.
• United States
12 Oct 15
Hasn't happened to me yet but guess it's good that the filter is working
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@Rollo1 (16666)
• Boston, Massachusetts
12 Oct 15
Often in the past, once in this incarnation. The filter will recognize even parts of words as bad words. It can be a little too zealous in protecting us.
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@simone10 (22278)
• Louisville, Kentucky
18 Oct 15
No, I haven't run across that yet but like you, I am glad that mylot has filters for such things.
• Preston, England
17 Oct 15
yes in very similar circumstances to what happened to you - an innocent word in the context I used it and perfectly ok - - part of a well known song title - but also often used with vulgarity so I had to drop it
@marlina (57069)
• Canada
16 Oct 15
No, not yet anyway.