Hi from Down Under

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Hi from Down Under

Unread post by countryslicker » Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:02 pm

Just saying "hi". Great site - lot's of interesting stuff to read. I'm keeping it short and simple this time - my first post a few days ago was rejected because of "usage of forbidden word" (?), and has vanished without trace. Never mind. Hope this works.

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Unread post by Mike Gebert » Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:53 pm

Sorry, the spam catcher caught it. I'll approve it (presumably) and you'll be free from its clutches in the future.
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Unread post by Brooksie » Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:15 pm

I also had trouble with the `forbidden word' glitch when I first tried to register with the site. I only wanted to register as `Madame Mystery' - I didn't think that was too risque! Perhaps an over-sensitive filter.

(welcome, countryslicker!)

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Unread post by countryslicker » Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:40 pm

Thanks for the welcome brooksie.

I had no trouble registering, but when my very first post came back as using "forbidden" words, I was quite intrigued. After all, English is my native language 8) . If the offending word(s) had been highlighted - eg. kangaroo, video, aussie, etc :lol: I could have corrected them. Never mind - once my post is "de-spammed", I'm sure it will appear sooner or later. If not, I'll try and re-post it.

"Madame Mystery" is a totally different kettle of fish.......... :shock:

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Unread post by Mike Gebert » Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:46 pm

Here's the thing. It's not just looking for offending words (though it will do things like bounce a post that contains "analytical" because of the first four letters) but it's also looking for signs that you're a spammer. So a reference to "credits" is interpreted as a sign that you have a site selling something and taking credit cards, for instance.

As noted, once past two posts, it leaves you alone, so it's a minor annoyance compared to the alternative, which is the site getting spammed with hardcore pornography a few times a day.
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Unread post by boblipton » Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:51 pm

[quote="countryslicker"
I had no trouble registering, but when my very first post came back as using "forbidden" words, I was quite intrigued. After all, English is my native language 8) . If the offending word(s) had been highlighted - eg. kangaroo, video, aussie [/quote]


Ah, well there you have it. Sheer pornography.

Bob
Life's too short to sit on our rears watching other people's work.
— Bob Fells

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Unread post by countryslicker » Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:39 pm

boblipton wrote:
Ah, well there you have it. Sheer pornography.
Bob
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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