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    Auto-Censoring Gone Wild?

    What's going on with the censorship feature?

    I'm seeing common words like:
    Sa.le.s
    Kitchen.en.s

    All being turned into censor stars, as well as others I haven't been able to figure out.
    It's a bit over-zealous, I hope the machines aren't taking over.

    On one thread I even saw the letters making up "unit" censored it of the middle of a larger word.
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    Prob trying to filter the incessant spamming from the UK kitchen ***** site - harder to get of than athlete's foot. Gotta wonder if that kind of crap ever sells anything.
    Dave
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    Quote Originally Posted by daveb View Post
    Prob trying to filter the incessant spamming from the UK kitchen ***** site - harder to get of than athlete's foot. Gotta wonder if that kind of crap ever sells anything.
    I wish there was a way to really punish companies like that UK kitchen site for their behavior. Awful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daveb View Post
    Prob trying to filter the incessant spamming from the UK kitchen ***** site - harder to get of than athlete's foot. Gotta wonder if that kind of crap ever sells anything.

    That's it exactly. Austin & Jim are on the case.

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    Maybe just need some creative usage of curly brackets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny.B.Good View Post
    I wish there was a way to really punish companies like that UK kitchen site for their behavior. Awful.
    I think we should hunt then down and kill them...and their families.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikehunter View Post
    I think we should hunt then down and kill them...and their families.
    A tad extreme but at least we're thinking.

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    We are tweaking the settings to eliminate the spammers, please bear with us as we try to give them the old 1-2.

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    I suspect the new owners are aware of these things, but here's some stuff I do on vBulletin forums to keep them clean:

    1. Spam-O-Matic
    2. Install plugin that requires x number of posts (I use 5) before people can post URL's.
    3. Ask an unusual question on registration (instead of captcha), like "Type the word g y u t o without spaces."
    4. Make one of the registration fields (Location, for example) required.

    1 and 2 slow down the humans, and 3 and 4 stop the bots.

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    Made some changes to the filter so the odd censoring issues should be greatly diminished.

    Thanks for the suggestions WSF.

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