Bad words according to a computer

@marguicha (80478)
Chile
November 16, 2015 3:58pm CST
I was answering a post about wines a while ago. I submitted my answer and the server? computer? program? would not let me post it. I was writing bad words. Shame! I said. What is the bad word this time? I don´t even know so many bad words in English. I looked and looked and there it was: the name of a tipe of wine holded a secuence of letters that were bawdy. There is this awesome white wine (I´ll cut the word so as to fool the program). I suggest you try it. It is Cha rdonnay. In stupid computer programs, words and even word pieces are misunderstood because they are checked out of context.
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@Asylum (46829)
• Manchester, England
16 Nov 15
Many of us have encountered the same problem, which can be quite puzzling until we notice the wording of the error message. This odd filtering system actually renders many place names unacceptable, which would be a real inconvenience for anyone living in such a place. I wonder if such place names are deemed acceptable when registering one's address on the site.
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@marguicha (80478)
• Chile
17 Nov 15
It seems that in this case (and maybe in others) the filter "believes" that all words are in English and that all are common nouns.
@Asylum (46829)
• Manchester, England
17 Nov 15
@marguicha It simply looks for certain combinations of letters and ignores the surrounding text or any letters attached to the imaginary word.
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@marguicha (80478)
• Chile
17 Nov 15
@Asylum I see you wrote a post similar to this one. Maybe we should start a campaign in favour of looking at words in a context
@Lucky15 (33713)
• Philippines
16 Nov 15
ahaha, i was thinking, what is that bad word, and its meaning :)))
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@marguicha (80478)
• Chile
16 Nov 15
It took me a while to get it And then I had to separe the "bad" word in 2. I am more intelligent than the computer
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@Lucky15 (33713)
• Philippines
16 Nov 15
@marguicha ahaha. you outsmarted the computer
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@marguicha (80478)
• Chile
17 Nov 15
@Lucky15 Yup! I always tell my grandchildren that we, human beings, are smarter than computers
@Rollo1 (16691)
• Boston, Massachusetts
16 Nov 15
It took me a while to figure out the bad word, lol. MyLot does have a filter that won't let you post "bad words" but sometimes it does pick out words in the middle of other words and misidentifies them as bad.
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@marguicha (80478)
• Chile
17 Nov 15
I was at a losss at first as there are some words that don´t belong to my minor English vocabulary
@amnabas (9858)
• Karachi, Pakistan
16 Nov 15
Shssdhhh computer kmows more than you .
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@marguicha (80478)
• Chile
16 Nov 15
Nope it isn´t! I discover what it didn´t like and cut the one word in 2.