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91648, bad language and parental filters.
Posted by Weird Jim, Wed Oct-10-12 09:26 PM
I was swishing around my mind wondering if I'd be up to doing NaNo this year and I went to the Nano site. I think it was in the terms where a mention was made about language and the fact that many schools had filters that blocked material even if it had one bad word.

That made me start wondering what a bad word was. I have a free book up on Smashwords, aimed mainly at young people. It has one (1) damn and one (1) bitch.

Does anyone know if these are bad enough to trip a filter. If they are, and I altered to d*** and b**** would they get through? I get far more views than downloads, but I suppose that's to be expected.

Thanks.

Weird Jim

"Good reading is the only test of good writing"
Robertson Davies. A voice from the attic 1960
91652, RE: Language and parental filters.
Posted by NinjaFingers, Thu Oct-11-12 10:07 AM
This is why I hate those kind of auto censors. Unfortunately, short of asking a few schools which words they choose to block...they don't all use the same software.

Fortunately, it's better than it used to be. I administered a forum on Proboards once. Proboards turns on a bad word filter by default. At the time it wasn't smart enough to identify entire word versus parts of words.

I turned it off after it refused to allow a post containing, no kidding, the word 'spoon' because the filter saw the part after the s. (And yes, that IS a bad word, albeit one not used that often).

So, yeah, my advice would be to ask around.

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