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

All other non-Clue/Cluedo discussion.

Moderators: Michael, BBP, Tum

User avatar
MajorHoy
Slueth
Posts: 299
Joined: Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:44 pm
Location: Connecticut (USA)

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

Post by MajorHoy »

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 . . .

User avatar
BBP
Detective
Posts: 864
Joined: Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:19 am
Location: Netherlands
Contact:

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

Post by BBP »

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.

User avatar
PrinceAlarming
Slueth
Posts: 356
Joined: Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:05 am
Location: Sunnyvale, CA

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

Post by PrinceAlarming »

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?

coinilius
Detective
Posts: 760
Joined: Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:56 am

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

Post by coinilius »

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!

CluedoKid
Con Artiste
Posts: 17444
Joined: Wed Nov 24, 2004 10:05 am

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

Post by CluedoKid »

The forum has always censored that word even before the site update, among other words too.
Image

User avatar
MajorHoy
Slueth
Posts: 299
Joined: Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:44 pm
Location: Connecticut (USA)

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

Post by MajorHoy »

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.

User avatar
cacums
Ringer
Posts: 11227
Joined: Thu May 31, 2007 11:58 am
Location: If I told you it wouldn't be a secret anymore

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

Post by cacums »

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

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

User avatar
MajorHoy
Slueth
Posts: 299
Joined: Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:44 pm
Location: Connecticut (USA)

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

Post by MajorHoy »

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.

User avatar
PrinceAlarming
Slueth
Posts: 356
Joined: Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:05 am
Location: Sunnyvale, CA

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

Post by PrinceAlarming »

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?

coinilius
Detective
Posts: 760
Joined: Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:56 am

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

Post by coinilius »

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.

CluedoKid
Con Artiste
Posts: 17444
Joined: Wed Nov 24, 2004 10:05 am

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

Post by CluedoKid »

***** - 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
Image

coinilius
Detective
Posts: 760
Joined: Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:56 am

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

Post by coinilius »

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.

User avatar
MajorHoy
Slueth
Posts: 299
Joined: Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:44 pm
Location: Connecticut (USA)

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

Post by MajorHoy »

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).

User avatar
PrinceAlarming
Slueth
Posts: 356
Joined: Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:05 am
Location: Sunnyvale, CA

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

Post by PrinceAlarming »

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

User avatar
MajorHoy
Slueth
Posts: 299
Joined: Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:44 pm
Location: Connecticut (USA)

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

Post by MajorHoy »

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.

CluedoKid
Con Artiste
Posts: 17444
Joined: Wed Nov 24, 2004 10:05 am

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

Post by CluedoKid »

I forgot *beep* --- pussy
Image

MrBoddy2003
Investigator
Posts: 580
Joined: Sun Jul 18, 2004 12:26 pm

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

Post by MrBoddy2003 »

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
Frankly, Scarlett, I Think You're A Tramp!!!!

Jonathan Green
Master Detective
Posts: 1455
Joined: Wed May 23, 2018 10:43 am
Location: Houston, TX

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

Post by Jonathan Green »

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
“Really Plum?!” - Mr. Green (Clue VCR, 1985)
IG:https://www.instagram.com/david_rodriguez_art/?hl=en

User avatar
MajorHoy
Slueth
Posts: 299
Joined: Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:44 pm
Location: Connecticut (USA)

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

Post by MajorHoy »

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*.)

User avatar
PrinceAlarming
Slueth
Posts: 356
Joined: Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:05 am
Location: Sunnyvale, CA

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

Post by PrinceAlarming »

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*.)
One of my friends / coworkers is a dyke (a word she uses to describe herself). She’s a 60 year old pot head carpenter. I love her, she’s a riot. Also the first female to do regular maintenance on the Winchester Mystery House.

Post Reply