How come a famous author's last name gets censored by the forum?

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How come a famous author's last name gets censored by the forum?

Post by MajorHoy » Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:33 am

A silly question, perhaps, but . . .

Do you know who wrote books like David Copperfield, Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities, and of course A Christmas Carol with such well-known characters as Ebenezer Scrooge and Tiny Tim? That's right, it's Charles *beep*, but for some reason the forum has been censoring that last name.

I know it contains a word that may be considered "vulgar slang", but seriously, *beep* is also a common name. Can't the forum allow people to refer to "*beep* Dastardly" (from the cartoon "Wacky Races"); "*beep* Grayson" (the original partner to Bruce Wayne's Batman"); and other famous people named *beep* of the past without getting a "beep"? :shock:

I know people can post Charles *beep* as "Charles D I c k e n s" to get around this, but . . .

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Re: How come a famous author's last name gets censored by the forum?

Post by BBP » Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:40 pm

Shortly before Michael, owner and admin of the site and forum, disappeared, he migrated the old forum to new software. This new software censors certain words by default.

Michael is at present the only one who could do something about that (perhaps Tum too but I've never seen him in my forum days and I've been here since 2012.) He recently came back for a day but I hope he'll be back again.

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Re: How come a famous author's last name gets censored by the forum?

Post by PrinceAlarming » Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:06 pm

I support them on Patreon, which is how I found this forum from their Clue videos on YouTube. Should I message them on Patreon about this?

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Re: How come a famous author's last name gets censored by the forum?

Post by coinilius » Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:16 pm

PrinceAlarming wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:06 pm
I support them on Patreon, which is how I found this forum from their Clue videos on YouTube. Should I message them on Patreon about this?
Wow, I might be about to sound dumb, but I didn't realise they had Clue videos on Youtube!

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Re: How come a famous author's last name gets censored by the forum?

Post by CluedoKid » Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:56 pm

The forum has always censored that word even before the site update, among other words too.
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Re: How come a famous author's last name gets censored by the forum?

Post by MajorHoy » Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:32 am

CluedoKid wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:56 pm
The forum has always censored that word even before the site update, among other words too.
It's strange how many innocent books / stories for children can fall under the censorship hammer. Things like Fun with *beep* and Jane (a reading book that was probably out of use by the time most people here learned to read) and the poem "The Owl and the *beep*-Cat" by Edward Lear are two examples that come to mind.

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Re: How come a famous author's last name gets censored by the forum?

Post by cacums » Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:31 am

Throw a Bold, Italics, or Underline code in the middle of the naughty words.

Di [ i] [ /i] ck (no spaces in code) becomes Dick

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Re: How come a famous author's last name gets censored by the forum?

Post by MajorHoy » Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:06 pm

cacums wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:31 am
Throw a Bold, Italics, or Underline code in the middle of the naughty words.

Di [ i] [ /i] ck (no spaces in code) becomes Dick
I hadn't thought of that.

But we still shouldn't have to worry about doing that for non-naughty things.

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Re: How come a famous author's last name gets censored by the forum?

Post by PrinceAlarming » Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:25 pm

coinilius wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:16 pm
PrinceAlarming wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:06 pm
I support them on Patreon, which is how I found this forum from their Clue videos on YouTube. Should I message them on Patreon about this?
Wow, I might be about to sound dumb, but I didn't realise they had Clue videos on Youtube!
You didn't know that they creators of this website have a YouTube channel?

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Re: How come a famous author's last name gets censored by the forum?

Post by coinilius » Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:11 pm

Nope - can’t say I’ve ever really looked at Clue videos on YouTube too much, except some reviews of games - I came across the website through exploring all the wonderful information and pictures on the various game releases, and I don’t really think there are links to their channel or videos on the site anywhere?

Like I said, maybe I am being dumb but have never seen anything, or if I have seen some videos have never made the connection.

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Re: How come a famous author's last name gets censored by the forum?

Post by CluedoKid » Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:10 am

***** - fuck
**** - shit
*beep* - cunt
***** - whore
***** - bitch
*beep* - slut
*beep* - lesbian (the most homophobic of the examples here)
*beep* - cock
*beep* - dick
*beep* - wanker
*beep* - cum
******* - asshole
*** - ass
*beep* - tits

Just to name a few certain censored words here
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Re: How come a famous author's last name gets censored by the forum?

Post by coinilius » Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:50 am

I thought that was a spam post for a second, CluedoKid! :lol

Wait, lesbian is a banned word? I can understand the others, but that isn't a swear word or derogatory.

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Re: How come a famous author's last name gets censored by the forum?

Post by MajorHoy » Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:50 am

coinilius wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:50 am
I thought that was a spam post for a second, CluedoKid! :lol

Wait, lesbian is a banned word? I can understand the others, but that isn't a swear word or derogatory.
"*****" also gets you in trouble, even if you're talking about the correct terminology for a female dog or the title of an old Elton John song (The ***** Is Back).

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Re: How come a famous author's last name gets censored by the forum?

Post by PrinceAlarming » Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:53 am

CluedoKid wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:10 am
**** - fuck
**** - shit
*beep* - cunt
***** - whore
***** - bitch
*beep* - slut
*beep* - lesbian (the most homophobic of the examples here)
**** - cock
**** - dick
*beep* - wanker
*beep* - cum
******* - asshole
*** - ass
*beep* - tits

Just to name a few certain censored words here
I’ve had l e s b i a n censored before which really bothered me

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Re: How come a famous author's last name gets censored by the forum?

Post by MajorHoy » Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:05 am

PrinceAlarming wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:53 am
CluedoKid wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:10 am
**** - fuck
**** - shit
*beep* - cunt
***** - whore
***** - bitch
*beep* - slut
*beep* - lesbian (the most homophobic of the examples here)
**** - cock
**** - dick
*beep* - wanker
*beep* - cum
******* - asshole
*** - ass
*beep* - tits

Just to name a few certain censored words here
I’ve had l e s b i a n censored before which really bothered me
It might be more that "lesbian sex" might be a frequent thing in porno SPAM postings, but that's only a possible guess.

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Re: How come a famous author's last name gets censored by the forum?

Post by CluedoKid » Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:31 pm

I forgot *beep* --- pussy
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Re: How come a famous author's last name gets censored by the forum?

Post by MrBoddy2003 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:15 am

coinilius wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:16 pm
PrinceAlarming wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:06 pm
I support them on Patreon, which is how I found this forum from their Clue videos on YouTube. Should I message them on Patreon about this?
Wow, I might be about to sound dumb, but I didn't realise they had Clue videos on Youtube!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvOHWs ... W7Wp-gRaqg One Of Michael's Channels
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Re: How come a famous author's last name gets censored by the forum?

Post by Jonathan Green » Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:58 pm

coinilius wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:50 am
I thought that was a spam post for a second, CluedoKid! :lol

Wait, lesbian is a banned word? I can understand the others, but that isn't a swear word or derogatory.
There’s a slur for lesbians, it’s D Y K E
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Re: How come a famous author's last name gets censored by the forum?

Post by MajorHoy » Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:43 pm

Jonathan Green wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:58 pm
coinilius wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:50 am
I thought that was a spam post for a second, CluedoKid! :lol

Wait, lesbian is a banned word? I can understand the others, but that isn't a swear word or derogatory.
There’s a slur for lesbians, it’s D Y K E
Well, that other word seems not to be a problem here since *beep* Van Dyke only gets his first name auto-censored.

However, if you spell it with an "i" instead of a "y", "*beep*" will get censored.
(Even if it's a little Dutch boy sticking his finger in a hole in a *beep*.)

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Re: How come a famous author's last name gets censored by the forum?

Post by PrinceAlarming » Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:58 pm

MajorHoy wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:43 pm
Jonathan Green wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:58 pm
coinilius wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:50 am
I thought that was a spam post for a second, CluedoKid! :lol

Wait, lesbian is a banned word? I can understand the others, but that isn't a swear word or derogatory.
There’s a slur for lesbians, it’s D Y K E
Well, that other word seems not to be a problem here since **** Van Dyke only gets his first name auto-censored.

However, if you spell it with an "i" instead of a "y", "*beep*" will get censored.
(Even if it's a little Dutch boy sticking his finger in a hole in a *beep*.)
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