Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Banned words?
Old 10-26-2018, 04:37 PM   #1
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
SecondCor521's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Boise
Posts: 4,560
Banned words?

Hi,

I just noticed something in this thread: http://www.early-retirement.org/foru...use-94437.html. There is an 8-letter word in the OP that is starred out, like this: ********. I'm pretty sure I know what word that is. I am guessing the OP in that thread typed the word itself and the forum software changed it.

I also know that there is a five-letter username that the forum software also automatically star out (*****). Or at least it used to.

Being the ever curious person, I was wondering if any admin would be able to shed any light on how many banned words there are on the forum, and the nature of those words.

Thanks in advance for any information!
__________________
"At times the world can seem an unfriendly and sinister place, but believe us when we say there is much more good in it than bad. All you have to do is look hard enough, and what might seem to be a series of unfortunate events, may in fact be the first steps of a journey." Violet Baudelaire.
SecondCor521 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 10-26-2018, 04:44 PM   #2
Moderator
Walt34's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Eastern WV Panhandle
Posts: 21,516
I know the software "stars out" the common swear words but I have no idea what the total number is. An admin might know.
__________________
I heard the call to do nothing. So I answered it.
Walt34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2018, 04:56 PM   #3
Administrator
Janet H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Pacific NW
Posts: 5,782
There are very few words that are auto replaced with asterisks - fewer even than George carlins list of 7.

We expect reasonable posting but there are a few predicable four letter words that are subjected to the cuss filter. Most reasonable folks also replace others (like w*rk) with self imposed filters

__________________
E-R.org Custom Google Search | Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
Janet H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2018, 05:16 PM   #4
Full time employment: Posting here.
Oz investor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 831
Quote:
Originally Posted by Janet H View Post
There are very few words that are auto replaced with asterisks - fewer even than George carlins list of 7.

We expect reasonable posting but there are a few predicable four letter words that are subjected to the cuss filter. Most reasonable folks also replace others (like w*rk) with self imposed filters

i can understand how the 'w' word can bring back unpleasant memories for some ( or nightmares for me )

but fewer than George Carlin is this site the last bastion of free speech
__________________
i hold the Australian listed versions of AU ( Anglo Ashanti ) , BHP , and JHG .

You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can't possibly live long enough to make them all yourself.

Samuel Levenson
Oz investor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2018, 05:18 PM   #5
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 7,746
The full list of banned words are:

***
***
****
****
*****
****
****
******
****
********
****
******
******
*****
__________________
Retired in 2013 at age 33. Keeping busy reading, blogging, relaxing, gaming, and enjoying the outdoors with my wife and 3 kids (8, 13, and 15).
FUEGO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2018, 05:19 PM   #6
Administrator
MichaelB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Sheltered in place
Posts: 33,000
Fuego, I think you misspelled one ...
MichaelB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2018, 05:26 PM   #7
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 7,746
Quote:
Originally Posted by MichaelB View Post
Fuego, I think you misspelled one ...
**** no! Pretty sure I spelled every ****ing word right!
__________________
Retired in 2013 at age 33. Keeping busy reading, blogging, relaxing, gaming, and enjoying the outdoors with my wife and 3 kids (8, 13, and 15).
FUEGO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2018, 05:33 PM   #8
Full time employment: Posting here.
Oz investor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 831
did you miss the seasonal words like pol*tics ( that can be a little inflammatory at times )
__________________
i hold the Australian listed versions of AU ( Anglo Ashanti ) , BHP , and JHG .

You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can't possibly live long enough to make them all yourself.

Samuel Levenson
Oz investor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2018, 06:00 PM   #9
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 3,441
For fans of The Good Place, "How come I can't type 'fork'?"
GrayHare is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2018, 06:35 PM   #10
Full time employment: Posting here.
Oz investor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 831
Quote:
Originally Posted by GrayHare View Post
For fans of The Good Place, "How come I can't type 'fork'?"
too divisive perhaps

i have an uncle of Cherokee descent and he has useful saying about tongues ,

it has saved me thousands in my investing adventures ( read the accounts and ignore the hype )
__________________
i hold the Australian listed versions of AU ( Anglo Ashanti ) , BHP , and JHG .

You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can't possibly live long enough to make them all yourself.

Samuel Levenson
Oz investor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2018, 07:22 PM   #11
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Tampa
Posts: 6,893
A little strange to be ***ing out another retirement calculator, but I do believe I understand the history of the reasoning.
__________________
TGIM
Dtail is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2018, 12:40 PM   #12
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
mickeyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: South Texas~29N/98W Just West of Woman Hollering Creek
Posts: 6,386
Quote:
Originally Posted by GrayHare View Post
For fans of The Good Place, "How come I can't type 'fork'?"

I'm a spoon man myself.
__________________
Part-Owner of Texas

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. Groucho Marx

In dire need of: faster horses, younger woman, older whiskey, more money.
mickeyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
*****, ********, banned, words


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Has Trombone Al been Banned From the Forum? Danny Other topics 25 07-05-2007 12:23 PM
OAP banned from hospital for lewd and. OldAgePensioner Other topics 25 02-15-2006 10:15 PM

» Quick Links

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:52 AM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.