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