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Re: Best f**king censorship ever

2008-04-28 20:26 • by sas
191974 in reply to 191842
biziclop:
There are three English football teams that always fall victim to overzealous censorship: Arsenal, Scunthorpe and Manchester Fucking United.

You Brits are pretty sodding funny!!

Re: Best f**king censorship ever

2008-04-28 21:00 • by chrismcb
fucking shit, I'm going to be scared for life. After reading the What the Fuck for today I say the offensive word, that wasn't censored "BUGGER"

Re: Best f**king censorship ever

2008-04-28 22:32 • by FCB Man (unregistered)
At a bank that I worked for they had a lackey who actually read each and every out going email before approving them to go out. We actually had to yell at him on occasion to hurry up and approve an email while trying to solve an issue with a vendor app. And then complain to get the incoming one approved. If we accidentally sent an email without a subject line we would get back a warning email from him. As if virus writers had not conquered the old no subject line issue.

Re: Best f**king censorship ever

2008-04-28 23:00 • by David (unregistered)
Bugger me, but that looks worse than shit. More points anyway.

BTW, if we're going to write the fucking words, why mask out characters easy to recreate? Bugger the hyphens, full shit ahead!

Re: Best f**king censorship ever

2008-04-28 23:09 • by Youngkiwi (unregistered)
191981 in reply to 191843

I have run in the same thing in using corporate Web filters that have blocked Porn access.

Looking up such dangerous sites as this : http://www.fiordland.org.nz/ (It's a tourist site)

But it describes one of the locations in fiordland, MILFord Sound.

Re: Best fcuking censorship ever

2008-04-29 00:28 • by Teodore (unregistered)
And now for REAL wtf, is that this guy used swear words talking to female co-worker

Re: Best f**king censorship ever

2008-04-29 00:42 • by Andy Goth
Check this out.
*** Now talking in #christian

-Word_of_God- Welcome Abstruse to #christian I am a Bible Bot. For more info type: /msg Word_of_God !info
<Abstruse> !kjv numbers 22:21
<Word_of_God> Numbers 22:21 -- And Balaam rose up in the morning, and saddled his ass, and went with the princes of Moab. - (KJV)
*** SageRider sets mode: +b *!*@c211-30-208-111.rivrw3.nsw.optusnet.com.au
*** Word_of_God was kicked from #christian by SageRider (Please dont Swear)
<Abstruse> I know I'm never going to be able to come back in this channel again after this, but damn was it worth it to see that...

Re: Best f**king censorship ever

2008-04-29 01:44 • by Cetero Censeo (unregistered)
191986 in reply to 191843
Reminds me of one case where some guy in a german chat tried to use his native language word for "thick" (s/th/d/) and wondered why the chat showed only **** ;-)

Re: Best f**king censorship ever

2008-04-29 01:50 • by M.I.K.e (unregistered)
191987 in reply to 191833
BobB:
Not sure this still holds true, but if you play WoW (and who doesn't? *twitch*), if you've the filter turned on it will catch the word Nigeria. I think the same holds true for HellGate as well. All this filtering gets annoying at times.


The filter in WoW is so stupid that I immediately turned it off. The comment of a horde character would probably be: KEK

As for the mail. It's good that the sender didn't forget an "o" in "count", otherwise the MailMarshal might have resorted to drastic measures.

Re: Best f**king censorship ever

2008-04-29 03:19 • by Khôi (unregistered)
This reminds me actually of one of my earlier employments at a mostly german speaking company...

One day we wondered why our mail gateway started to filter out some of our german emails. Almost a month passed away until our sysadmin figured out that the newly installed profane language filter filtered out all emails containing the german word "weniger" (which means "less" in english).

Re: Best f**king censorship ever

2008-04-29 03:22 • by Jasper (unregistered)
191992 in reply to 191830
brazzy:
Another one to file under "those crazy Americans".

Anyone outside the US would be laughed at if they suggested corporate email (or anything, really) be filtered for "unacceptable language".

Exactly. I would be highly annoyed if my employer would try to educate me on my language as if I'm a little child or a teenager.

Re: Best f**king censorship ever

2008-04-29 03:58 • by lolwtf
Resolute:
My personal favourite is that the word "canuck" would cause an email to bounce as it was considered "derogatory and bigoted slang." I've yet to meet a single Canadian who considers it derogatory... especially when I was referring to the Vancouver Canucks hockey team.
I'm a canuck, and I've never seen anyone consider the term derogatory either.

Crabs:
This is easy enough to do.
Algorithm:
Find all repeating letters, replace them with the singular letter.
Find all characters " ", "-", etc. that follow "words" that are not in your dictionary, replace them with empty string ("sh " replaced with "sh").
Search for words in your expletive dictionary.

This should find most everything.
Eh, you can try all sorts of fancy sh&#105;t, but there are sofa king many ways to bypass filters, it's more a pain in the a[b][/b]ss than it's worth.

(Not sure if the escape codes work here or not, but either way.)

Re: Best f**king censorship ever

2008-04-29 04:26 • by dissss (unregistered)
Triggering the Webmarshall system at my workplace has become quite the sport.

The most impressive scores generally come from browsing the Slashdot comments section on stories involving Apple

Re: Best f**king censorship ever

2008-04-29 04:30 • by El Dorko (unregistered)
My wife works at a government agency of social studies. They discuss things related to sex, drugs and alcohol use all the time as part of their work.

It's nearly impossible for them to communicate with other companies by email - and the same the other way around, because their spam filters have learned to accept all the "naughtyness" and stop quite unexpected things.

Re: Best f**king censorship ever

2008-04-29 05:11 • by Ru (unregistered)
I've been particularly irritated by the profanity filters that Microsoft Research use since I started working with a guy there. Employees are not filtered, non-microsoftians like myself are.

This means that if he uses a naughty word, I have to censor it myself when I reply and include the text of his original mail or my response will get bounced by the filter. Awesome stuff.

Re: Best f**king censorship ever

2008-04-29 05:13 • by Paul (unregistered)
I almost imagined computers cursing like that. The program is running nicely, then the computer trips and falls, dropping the stack which is now all messed up. You check the debug log to find the following entry.....

"Apr 29th, 11:12 AM - I fell. Fuck times two. Shit times one. Extensive fuck times one."

Re: Best f**king censorship ever

2008-04-29 05:17 • by NAN (unregistered)
I used to play online gmaes with rc_pinchey. I also remember he had a site about people with no heads and things.

Small world, eh?

Re: Best f**king censorship ever

2008-04-29 05:56 • by Iru (unregistered)
192014 in reply to 191843
Is this real? I didnt knew things were so thick there in the land of freedom ... my god, i can't believe it.

Re: Best f**king censorship ever

2008-04-29 06:02 • by Arancaytar
Heh. So the censor filters everything except the swearwords. That's quite a feat. :P

Re: Best f**king censorship ever

2008-04-29 06:06 • by Arancaytar
192017 in reply to 191991
Khôi:
This reminds me actually of one of my earlier employments at a mostly german speaking company...

One day we wondered why our mail gateway started to filter out some of our german emails. Almost a month passed away until our sysadmin figured out that the newly installed profane language filter filtered out all emails containing the german word "weniger" (which means "less" in english).


Leaving us to wonder what is offensive about "weniger"...

Re: Best f**king censorship ever

2008-04-29 06:08 • by Arancaytar
192018 in reply to 192008
Ru:
I've been particularly irritated by the profanity filters that Microsoft Research use since I started working with a guy there. Employees are not filtered, non-microsoftians like myself are.


Obviously the filter on employees was lifted when Ballmer complained.

Re: Best f**king censorship ever

2008-04-29 06:17 • by Old Coder (unregistered)
192019 in reply to 191845
FredSaw:
brazzy:
Another one to file under "those crazy Americans".

Anyone outside the US would be laughed at if they suggested corporate email (or anything, really) be filtered for "unacceptable language".
Meanwhile, the UKers still haven't figured out how to spell "booger".


(ding) Wrong! US "booger" = UK "bogie". In the UK, buggering is what (male) homosexuals do to one another.

Captcha="ingenium". What! Yet *another* new element?

Re: Best f**king censorship ever

2008-04-29 06:26 • by biziclop (unregistered)
192020 in reply to 192015
Arancaytar:
Heh. So the censor filters everything except the swearwords. That's quite a feat. :P


It must've been coded by Yossarian.

Re: Best f**king censorship ever

2008-04-29 06:45 • by Cope with IT (unregistered)
192021 in reply to 191918
joutsa:
Am I the only one who first read the whole thing as "fsck, fsck, shutdown, debugger"?

No, that came to my mind immediately.

Re: Best f**king censorship ever

2008-04-29 06:51 • by PFP (unregistered)
192022 in reply to 191934
NaN:

It makes sense to disallow swearing in corporate emails. You wouldn't do it in a letter.


The point is not whether you would do it in a letter. The point is whether you would have a bunch of secretaries reading all incoming mail to blacken the swear-words.
If someone want to send me an e-mail with swear words, I am the one to decide if it is appropriate or not.

Re: Best f**king censorship ever

2008-04-29 07:06 • by rc_pinchey
192024 in reply to 192010
NAN:
I used to play online gmaes with rc_pinchey. I also remember he had a site about people with no heads and things.

Small world, eh?

Yup, ironically I used to run an anti-censorship website. With hindsight, given the crazy shite that ended up being posted there, that may not have been the world's greatest plan. ;-)

Online games... TFC?

Re: Best f**king censorship ever

2008-04-29 07:15 • by Serpardum
192025 in reply to 191833
BobB:
Not sure this still holds true, but if you play WoW (and who doesn't? *twitch*), if you've the filter turned on it will catch the word Nigeria. I think the same holds true for HellGate as well. All this filtering gets annoying at times. One game I used to play would substitute common words. That was a hoot tho. Suddenly your barrage of poorly thought out insults becomes: You tentpole! I'm gonna duck you goat man!

Captcha: verto - Patron Saint of Vertigo


I used to play a small morpg called Hostile Space. One of drops was Jewelry. So of course people would need this item and try to sell it on the auction channel. Which they couldn't, because Jewelry was sensored.

Re: Best f**king censorship ever

2008-04-29 07:34 • by Bob Holness (unregistered)
Yonks ago, circa 1999, there was a story about a UK town's football club being inconvenienced by such filters: Scunthorpe FC.

Re: Best f**king censorship ever

2008-04-29 07:40 • by TInkerghost (unregistered)
192028 in reply to 191833
EQ1 used to filter cockatrice.
"You have killed a ****atrice."
clbuttic

Re: Best f**king censorship ever

2008-04-29 07:42 • by Eternal Density
The context sensitive ads are working... kinda:
"Featured Non-WTF Job: .NET Developer at Ability Business (Manchester, OH)"

Re: Best f**king censorship ever

2008-04-29 08:08 • by matt (unregistered)
192032 in reply to 191957
Tommy American:
I think that vulgarity reflects poorly on the person using it.

I really do, not trying to be funny.

Certainly it has no place in a corporation or any business that wants to be taken seriously.

Please feel free to respond with vulgarity - that would be so funny!


vulgarity

Re: Best f**king censorship ever

2008-04-29 08:14 • by betlit
192033 in reply to 191908
LEGO:


Fucking Asshole, is that you? Long time no see. How is the rest of the Asshole family?


as lord helmet said: "i'm surrounded by arseholes!"

Re: Best f**king censorship ever

2008-04-29 08:29 • by betlit
and let's not forget bash.org quote #178890:

*** Now talking in #christian
-Word_of_God- Welcome Abstruse to #christian I am a Bible Bot. For more info type: /msg Word_of_God !info
<Abstruse> !kjv numbers 22:21
<Word_of_God> Numbers 22:21 -- And Balaam rose up in the morning, and saddled his ass, and went with the princes of Moab. - (KJV)
*** SageRider sets mode: +b *!*@c211-30-208-111.rivrw3.nsw.optusnet.com.au
*** Word_of_God was kicked from #christian by SageRider (Please dont Swear)
<Abstruse> I know I'm never going to be able to come back in this channel again after this, but damn was it worth it to see that...

Re: Best f**king censorship ever

2008-04-29 09:43 • by Andy Goth
192053 in reply to 192040
betlit:
and let's not forget bash.org quote #178890:
Um, we didn't. Try reading (or at least searching through) the comments before buttuming that you're the first one to think of something. (*cough*C Tictactoe*cough*)

Re: Best f**king censorship ever

2008-04-29 10:25 • by Tommy American (unregistered)
192062 in reply to 192032
matt:
Tommy American:
I think that vulgarity reflects poorly on the person using it.

I really do, not trying to be funny.

Certainly it has no place in a corporation or any business that wants to be taken seriously.

Please feel free to respond with vulgarity - that would be so funny!


vulgarity


hmmmm...that WAS funny!

Re: Best f**king censorship ever

2008-04-29 10:28 • by wolfman (unregistered)
Our company email does exactly the same thing, and it complains about the word "friggin" as well.

Our office websurfing is censored as well. Any URL with the words "dating" or "facebook" anywhere in the entire URL are blocked. This kind of netnannyism lead to an unfortunate blocking of a google search for the word "debugger" (delete the "de" in that word and see why it was complaining at us).

Re: Best f**king censorship ever

2008-04-29 11:24 • by Braechnov (unregistered)
I've experienced monitoring software which blocked emails containing the word 'sex' and immediately brought HR and various other departments grinding to a halt.

Name:
Age:
Sex:
.
.
.

Re: Best f**king censorship ever

2008-04-29 12:25 • by Joe (unregistered)
192077 in reply to 191934
NaN:
Mr:
I don't understand why you Americans are so afraid of curse words. It's not like writing f*ck will change the meaning of it.

I guess it is only expected from a country where porno movies of horses f*cking women is legal, but saying a curse word can get you fired.


Bestiality isn't legal, the post is from the UK judging from the other comments, where bestiality also isn't legal.

It makes sense to disallow swearing in corporate emails. You wouldn't do it in a letter.

Dear Mrs Smith,
Although I do sympathize with your complaint but unfortunately, you're a cunt.


Pedantic bastid ain't I?

Re: Best f**king censorship ever

2008-04-29 12:55 • by thc4k (unregistered)
What the fuck is the idea behind censoring fuck as f-ck? Everyone just reads "fuck" nevertheless. Total failure in understanding censorship: You have to deny access to all information that could be used to reconstruct the original information to make censorship work ... At least replace everything you'd like to censor with a fixed string like '######'. For full censorship, throw the author and everyone who read it in jail too, but that may not yet be applicable in some countries.

Re: Best f**king censorship ever

2008-04-29 13:30 • by Yoji (unregistered)
We had this problem awhile ago when the Cleveland Steel Erection Company apparently couldn't get confirmation emails sent to them.

Re: Best f**king censorship ever

2008-04-29 13:54 • by Franz Kafka (unregistered)
192113 in reply to 191997
lolwtf:
Resolute:
My personal favourite is that the word "canuck" would cause an email to bounce as it was considered "derogatory and bigoted slang." I've yet to meet a single Canadian who considers it derogatory... especially when I was referring to the Vancouver Canucks hockey team.
I'm a canuck, and I've never seen anyone consider the term derogatory either.

Crabs:
This is easy enough to do.
Algorithm:
Find all repeating letters, replace them with the singular letter.
Find all characters " ", "-", etc. that follow "words" that are not in your dictionary, replace them with empty string ("sh " replaced with "sh").
Search for words in your expletive dictionary.

This should find most everything.
Eh, you can try all sorts of fancy sh&#105;t, but there are sofa king many ways to bypass filters, it's more a pain in the a[b][/b]ss than it's worth.

(Not sure if the escape codes work here or not, but either way.)


That's what bans are for. Congrats on your filterdodging, you win one banination. This is relevant for places that want to be readable at work, and antisocial douchebags are a social problem. The tech solution is just a friendly reminder.

Re: Best f**king censorship ever

2008-04-29 14:37 • by woohoo (unregistered)
192129 in reply to 191842
biziclop:
There are three English football teams that always fall victim to overzealous censorship: Arsenal, Scunthorpe and Manchester Fucking United.


hehehehehe - very good :o)

Re: Best f**king censorship ever

2008-04-29 14:46 • by Krischan (unregistered)
192131 in reply to 191838
That is why I f*cking encrypt my personal mails to my personal buddies :)

Re: Best f**king censorship ever

2008-04-29 15:00 • by woohoo (unregistered)
192135 in reply to 191951
Anonymous Jedi:
You know... I was just thinking. Aside from the content that it's targeting, how is this really different than the "helpful suggestions" filtering done by several applications (the most famous being MS Office).

I'm sure we had this linked somewhere on thedailywtf, but I can't find it... so here's http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/07/16/excel_vanishing_dna/


oh well.. I suppose one really can't be feeling *too* sorry for seemingly bright people who actually use Excel (!) for processing their important data (or *any* data apart from shopping lists and housekeeping allowances, at that) and are then dumbfounded by such incidents...

Re: Best f**king censorship ever

2008-04-29 15:21 • by methinks (unregistered)
192144 in reply to 192019
Old Coder:
In the UK, buggering is what (male) homosexuals do to one another.


Hm. Methinks that outside the UK the passive partner does not have to be male for this sexual practice.
Hence the active one does not really have to be homosexual. ;o)

But I'm not a native speaker - perhaps the connotation is always pertaining to homosexual sex - or is it?

Re: Best f**king censorship ever

2008-04-29 16:42 • by Lastchance
192162 in reply to 191912
ERTW:
Former Jr. Programmer:
You could always abuse the word "frack" like BSG appears to be doing this season.

Seriously, what the frack was that whole dialogs, Kara?


They've been using it all series, not just this season

It's the same as how Farscape would use "Frell" (which doesnt have quite the same oomph as Frack)

The original series from the seventies had it as well, along with the colorful, "felgercarb".

Re: Best f**king censorship ever

2008-04-29 17:40 • by JadedTool (unregistered)
A while back I did a post on a college professor review site. The professor I was commenting on is named Dr. Titsa (no joke she is Greek). Well the site would not let me post the review for Dr. ***sa. Alway thought it was great that one of the worst professors I ever had, has a censored name!

Re: canuck

2008-04-29 18:00 • by Another canuck (unregistered)
192176 in reply to 191897
Wild guess (it's been years) ...
King Leary?

Re: canuck

2008-04-29 18:01 • by Another canuck (unregistered)
192177 in reply to 191897
cellocgw:
"...We were doing well until I made the mistake of referring to their center iceman as 'that Fucking Canuck.' A few minutes later (we're in the middle of a brawl,here) I was escorted off the ice for a 5-minute major penalty...."

Name the narrator and/or the book :-)


Sorry, forgot the quote.
Still guessing King Leary?
(Quarrington's second best book, BTW).

Re: Best f**king censorship ever

2008-04-29 18:40 • by Hero (unregistered)
We had the word "porn" removed from our filter list because one of the girls in our company is called Pornpid. LOL.
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