Censored Words on Guru3D

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  1. Denial

    Denial Ancient Guru

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    Ok - I understand that they are in place to prevent spammers and stuff.. but how exactly do they prevent spammers? AFAIK most spammers are bots and are going to post regardless to their words being censored or not. There has to be a better way to prevent spammers/bots then censoring words. I mean now even pa*****on is censored (P-A-R-T-I-T-I-O-N).. the Operating System forum is just a bunch of ***** now. There has to be a better way.
     
  2. Finchwizard

    Finchwizard Don Apple

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    Pa*****on?

    That shouldn't be blocked.

    It's words like N-O-K-I-A etc that are blocked, because it's a lot of phone sales, they can't link to a website if it's censored can they?

    That word isn't even the list of censored things, so that's odd, I'll look into it some more.
     
  3. Ant

    Ant Don Michael Corleone

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    I am afraid not. Spammers are not just bots. Just recently we had about 40 posts for a crap forum, they were people so the anti bot tech we have doesnt work.
    We have things like n0kia that is blocked because we had a serious bout of phone related spam.

    Its a shame that when a forum gets popular that they get targetted by more and more agressive folks and bots.

    The list of words does get reviewed, but as soon as we remove words, we see more bots / people exploit them. I think pa*****o-n should come off, but I'll check when the last pa*****o-n bot was.
     
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    Ant Don Michael Corleone

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    b-e-a-utiful. Nice one finch, your a bit quicker than me tonight :)
     

  5. Finchwizard

    Finchwizard Don Apple

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    Haha, just in before you =)

    *Edit* Dammit still not working. Hrm
     
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    Animatrix Ancient Guru

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    So it's just a mistake then ?

    I was going yo PM you about it. Its really not cool to have a OS section where the word pa*****on is censored. Can you please remove it ?
     
  7. Finchwizard

    Finchwizard Don Apple

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    Why would we even put that in, how would you assume we'd even put that in.

    It's just not in the list of censored words, so I have no idea how it's even doing it.

    partition
     
  8. Ant

    Ant Don Michael Corleone

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    No its not a mistake... we have to manually put words into the filter. We had a bot where they were trying to spam partitio-n related software tools. They were pretty aggressive and signed up with a different IP and did it all again. Only way to stop it was to filter out the things they were trying to sell.
    We'll take it out now, and will look for similar stuff, but if the bots come back then we have to put the words back in.
     
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    Ant Don Michael Corleone

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    I took it out because you were fluffing about :p
     
  10. kRze

    kRze Master Guru

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    Partition.
    *works*
     

  11. Finchwizard

    Finchwizard Don Apple

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    The word partition wasn't even in the list of censored things though and it was still doing it.

    It's OK now though.
    I removed a few things and added them back, VB being stupid I think.
     
  12. Finchwizard

    Finchwizard Don Apple

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    AS IF!

    I loaded it up pretty quick and it still wasn't in there, I've even still got my copied thing in notepad here, it aint there I tell you!
     
  13. Ant

    Ant Don Michael Corleone

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    yeah... add back in the last 5 entries. John and i had to put them there because of the last monkey.
    t.i.t.i was the offending word that kill part.i.t.i.on.
     
  14. Gromuhl'Djun

    Gromuhl'Djun Ancient Guru

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    Then what is titi? (probably don't want to know)
     
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    malky Master Guru

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    partition...said it to many times now....funny word...partition..partition..lolz :)
     

  16. Finchwizard

    Finchwizard Don Apple

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    partition still good? Ok good.
     
  17. Denial

    Denial Ancient Guru

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    No - you're right they can't.. but I mean I'd like to think that most people are intelligent enough to not click on the links of one of their posts.. I mean it's pretty obvious when it's a spam post.

    But it's cool.. there's another silly word that's blocked like socks or ***** or something.

    Found it - s-h-o-e-s

    lol w/e - as long as partition is good i'm happy.
     
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    kapu Ancient Guru

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    ***** (sho e s ) , hehe thats funny :D Why is it censored ?
     
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    morbias Don TazeMeBro Staff Member

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    See post #3
     
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    kapu Ancient Guru

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    I wonder how more popular forums handle that without censor.

    Better antispam "tech" ? Is it enough ?
     
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