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One Winslow, two...?

posted by apenpaap on - last edited - Viewed by 358 users

It appears if you stick an S at the end of Winslow, the forum turns it into a series of stars, as if it's filtered out by a swear filter: ********. This leads me to ask... WHY?

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  • That's very strange, especially considering that I can quote Wikipedia with no problems:
    [quote]Research looking at swearing in 1986, 1997, and 2006 in America found the same top ten words were used of a set of over 70 different swear words. The most used swear words were fuck, shit, hell, damn, goddamn, ass, bitch, and sucks—these ten made up roughly 80% of all profanities. Two words, fuck and shit, accounted for one third to one half of them. The phrase "Oh my god" accounts for 24% of women's swearing.[/quote]
    So I'm not sure what they are filtering, but I'm pretty sure it's not profanity. ;)

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    MarkDarin Telltale Staff

    More than one Winslow?! Why, that's just obscene, sir!

  • Maybe someone thought Winslow as a verb was dirty. Or just that two ******** is too many.

    Also, apparently "pineapple" is off the dirty words list at this point? We used to censor that one for no real reason...

  • @MarkDarin said: More than one Winslow?! Why, that's just obscene, sir!

    You can never have too many ********! Erm, I mean :winslow:s

  • I think I should change my password to "winslοws" (see what I did there huh?). At least that way when I accidentally paste it in a forum post it'll show up as ******** to everyone.

  • @Soultaker said: I think I should change my password to "winslοws" (see what I did there huh?). At least that way when I accidentally paste it in a forum post it'll show up as ******** to everyone.

    Nope, no idea what you did there, so we'll see what my quote of you does.

    I also wanted to try ******** and ******* to test my bad-Windows-spellings theory.

    (Looks like that's it. The first one is Win-blows, and the second is Win-doze, both without the hyphens.)

  • They hired Timmy Two-teeth as the new web moderator.

    Other things you can't type include:

    [LIST]
    [*]***********
    [*]**********
    [*]********
    [*]**** *** *****
    [*]******* *********
    [/LIST]

    (P.S. I was about to post to try "Win-doze", Warp Speed, but you beat me to it. Good call. I would've posted sooner, but I had to check Soultakers 'omicron'.)

  • @Klatuu said: They hired Timmy Two-teeth as the new web moderator.

    Other things you can't type include:

    [LIST]
    [*]***********
    [*]**********
    [*]********
    [*]**** *** *****
    [*]******* *********
    [/LIST]

    (P.S. I was about to post to try "Win-doze", Warp Speed, but you beat me to it. Good call. I would've posted sooner, but I had to check Soultakers 'omicron'.)

    Most helpful list ever.

  • ******** - looks like Hugh Bliss is doing his job!

  • ***** ***** ****** **** ***** ****** ****** **** * ** ****** **** ***** ***** ***** *********** ********** * *********** ***** ******-****** ******** ******. Whew! I formed a complete sentence!

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