MyLot Accuses Me Of Using Bad Words --- Which I Don't !

@MALUSE (32920)
Denmark
January 12, 2016 11:43am CST
I've just wanted to post a text on my first jobs. When I clicked, I got the message: 'Cannot post. Fix bad words: n..., n... (The same word is mentioned twice) The word in question is the no-no word which was used to describe African Americans in the olden days. I NEVER USE THIS WORD ! Even if I did, it wouldn't make sense in my post. I'm describing jobs like potato picking, working as a shop-assistant, waitressing etc. All this in Germany. I have no idea what has gone wrong. I remember reading that sometimes the bad-word-detector combines parts of innocent words and sees a bad word where there isn't any. But I can't find any suspicious combination anywhere. What can I do? Has anybody else made this odd experience? --------------- P.S. I went over my text with a fine comb again and have now found the culprit. Instead of "Oh, how we all *laughed*" I had used a word beginning with the letter 's' followed by letters which form a word resembling the above mentioned term. I think I can't express it in a more round-about way. I don't want to send the taboo detector into hysterics again! What do we learn from this? I remember asking a class of 12-year-old pupils if they thought that computers were intelligent. They all shouted, "Yes"! NO! They're not!
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51 responses
@amnabas (9919)
• Karachi, Pakistan
12 Jan 16
Yes once I wrote C u m in my post and the bug detected it as bad word. Lol....
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@gudheart (12796)
15 Jan 16
LOOOL!! I can see why :)
• Eugene, Oregon
12 Jan 16
Good grief! That is a ridiculous situation the spell checker created. Dictionary defines "snicker" as half suppressed, derisive laughter. Did you spell it that way?
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@MALUSE (32920)
• Denmark
12 Jan 16
No, I used the version written with 'gg'. That was my downfall.
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@RasmaSandra (13379)
• Riga, Latvia
12 Jan 16
@MALUSE that reminds me when that detector nearly had a heart attack. I had written an article where I wrote the word citron describing a fragrant fruit. I write first on Word and then copy and paste. Somewhere along the line citron on my PC checker got changed to the same word except no with ci but with sh I just don't know what the spell checker was thinking. However I was in a hurry to get the post in and I copied and pasted and you can imagine what happened. I though alarm bells were going to go off and I just deleted the offensive post and still haven't reposted it.
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• United States
13 Jan 16
I think she used a word with two "g's". This comes closer to that other word.
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@Marcyaz (36111)
• United States
12 Jan 16
I haven't experienced this and have no idea what words would constitute a bad word except for the ones we all know.
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@akalinus (12445)
• United States
15 Jan 16
You would be surprised by the innocent words that trigger the censor button. It does not have to be the ones we know.
@Marcyaz (36111)
• United States
15 Jan 16
@akalinus I had no idea that this happened or is happening.
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@celticeagle (114492)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Jan 16
Pays to edit.
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@akalinus (12445)
• United States
13 Jan 16
They would not let me use the name of a little boy in an early childhood reader. Sounds like Rick but starts with a D. I never imagined they would censor the name of a child, but they did.
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• United States
13 Jan 16
Poor Jane had to go it alone.
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@WorDazza (8649)
• Manchester, England
13 Jan 16
I'm amazed at that. One of my discussions uses that very word in the rude context but wasn't picked up. Maybe because it was used in such a devastatingly witty way the naughty word detector decided to let it slide!
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@akalinus (12445)
• United States
13 Jan 16
@WorDazza This was on a different chat site but I thought it was the same censor. The censor does not have a brain or reasoning ability.
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@GardenGerty (91134)
• Marion, Kansas
13 Jan 16
Computers are only as intelligent as the people who write the code for their programse.
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@sugartoes (34780)
• Greencastle, Indiana
13 Jan 16
I'm glad I haven't experienced this as of yet & hope I don't, that's sad that certain words can set off the bad word dictator, I guess we need to watch how we write our topics so we don't end up aggravating the system ha ha ha.
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• United States
13 Jan 16
@MALUSE glad that you figured out the issue. I think you meant that you can express it a more round-about way, but you wrote "can't express it in a more round-about way."
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@JudyEv (101135)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Jan 16
The bad-word detector is really on the ball. The few times I've been pulled up I've had to go over and over my text to try to find what I did wrong.
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@Platespinner (18563)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
13 Jan 16
I wonder when I'll end up accidentally triggering the bad word filter...
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@paigea (21209)
• Canada
13 Jan 16
It wouldn't let me mention the name of a town in Newfoundland. lol
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@amadeo (48042)
• United States
12 Jan 16
they got me on b tch. I thought that was not too bad.Wrong they did not like it.
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@Tampa_girl7 (21654)
• United States
12 Jan 16
I haven't experienced this yet.
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@IvySaysHi (4216)
• United States
12 Jan 16
I only got that when I did use a sorta bad word. Have you contacted the people who run the site?
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@MALUSE (32920)
• Denmark
12 Jan 16
Yes, I have.
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@marlina (62364)
• Canada
12 Jan 16
@MALUSE What was their answer or solution?
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@MALUSE (32920)
• Denmark
12 Jan 16
@IvySaysHi @marlina @Asylum @LadyDuck @Marcyaz @andriaperry I've added a P.S. to the post. I've found the solution myself. It's incredible.
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@JolietJake (41401)
13 Jan 16
Is there any chance you used the word 'bigger' and hit the key next to the 'b' by accident? I just had that happen when I mentioned a dog
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@MALUSE (32920)
• Denmark
13 Jan 16
No, I used a verb which means 'to laugh derisively'. It contains a taboo word if you don't look at the first letter 's'.
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@JolietJake (41401)
13 Jan 16
@MALUSE Okay, I got it now...didn't even think about that
@JolietJake (41401)
13 Jan 16
@MALUSE I had read the discussion after you had first posted it, but didn't respond then...when I just had this happen, I looked the discussion up and responded without re-reading it
@SIMPLYD (75375)
• Philippines
15 Jan 16
I think i have experienced this before , so i immediately rephrased what i was writing as my comment .
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@rosekiss (30151)
• Eugene, Oregon
13 Jan 16
I have had that before, and like you, I would read my post again, and I still didn't find what was the bad word. I think decided, to just delete it and start over, and then it went through. I guess what looks normal to us, isn't. It has only happened a very few times, and I am glad of that, as it takes way to long to check the post again to see what word is unacceptable.
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@Rosekitty (19498)
• San Marcos, Texas
13 Jan 16
I never used computers at my store..everything was done by hand..so when the electricity went out in other stores i lit candles and carried on my business..but we all know computers mess up..change can be wrong back to a customer..words can change in spelling..
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@fishtiger58 (30716)
• Momence, Illinois
13 Jan 16
How interesting, I haven't had that experience yet.
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@WorDazza (8649)
• Manchester, England
13 Jan 16
Computers are only as intelligent as the people programming them. Having spent almost thirty years doing just that I can tell you that they aren't very intelligent!!!
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