I hate "smart" software
I hate it when programmers try to create "smart" programs. In the end they just get in the way and make things harder instead of easier (the Microsoft Office animated paper clip immediately comes to mnd).
Common Sense Guy
Just try adding the well known science fiction and fantasy author "Michael Moorcock" to.. well just about anything that has a watchlist of bad words.
I think the problem is not "smart" software... but rather "not-quite-smart-enough" software. It's obviously not taking into account that the white space between words, and therefore letters-that-form-a-"bad"-word, are actually attached to more letters at the beginning and end. In other words, if you just remove the white space...
How about "overly PC software" or "censorware"?
> It's obviously not taking into account that the white space between words <
That is sofa king amazing.
The German Ebay.de makes it even impossible to search for model trains of the Dutch National Railways in their auctions.
intelligent software should be stopped
Outlook's explicit content filter is triggered off by things like:
I guess I didn't get the memo...."Negro" is now considered an offensive, slang word?
Not Very PC.
More like sofa king we todd did.
In the US, "Negro" is generally not considered an appropriate word to use in reference to black people. It's been that way for at least the past 20 years. The United Negro College Fund was founded in 1944, at which time the rules were different.
Reminds me of a guy who called himself sofa king, only not the way you'd mean it.
I'd like to sofa his king!
A cold remedy called lemsip had to drop their strap line: "For Coughs and Colds take Lemsip" when the school children of Britain started to use it a lot.
What about AOL ?
I ran into one of that "trying-to-be-smart" software a few years ago. I rephrased my sentences several times, baffled as to why it kept flagging my post as offensive. It wouldn't even point out the specific word(s)!
OK, I will say this, FUCK political correctness!
Of course, it's not smart software at all. It's f-in DUMB software. See other post. Programming is getting dumbed down.
Keyword-based filtering is downright evil. At work I can't look at anything containig "canal" (channel in Portuguese).
Klodd the Insensitive
"A cold remedy called lemsip had to drop their strap line: "For Coughs and Colds take Lemsip" when the school children of Britain started to use it a lot."
I remember one of these filters in a chat room from when I was a kid. Apparently, in their world, Sa****ay is a day of the week.
Slur it all together...
It would be OK if they just beeped out the letter combination that they find offensive but some software beeps out the whole word.
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