Please stop censoring the "C" and "K" in all the words in news comments.
This is ridiculous and sensors words like "stuck" and "ticket." This makes it difficult to read the comments.
You could get the flippin' idiot who fiddled with the profanity-filtering bot to take a long vacation. Now we can't post any word that has the letters ***, ****, ck, and God knows what else, without the most normal sentence like "Good luck with you new assotiation, you won't be lacking support", coming out like, "Good lu#$%$ with your new #$%$sociation, you won't be la#$%$ing support." Don't you think this is a BIT MUCH?
A good suggestion would be to fix your profane filter.Words like Kansas,assume,kick and so on are being seen as obcene words and blocked
Fix your filters, Y!
I think g#$%$hould have the same rights as the rest of us ......
this is what I wrote:
I think gays should have the same rights as the rest of us do in this country
The comments are censoring a lot of messages for innocent stuff
I used the word 'assume' and the first three letters were censored.
GET A DICTIONARY AND RE-SET YOUR WORD FILTER!
"Back," "pockets," and other common English words are NOT PROFANE WORDS! Your filter is just ridiculous and keeps filtering them like they are cuss words!
All words that have the letters "CK" are censored. Its annoying and over kill. Please modify your censorship program.
You guys suck - fix it.
Remove all censorship from Dear Abby site. You are driving us all NUTS trying to get around your ridiculous choices, and we're not talking about swear words. Latest is any word with ck in it: **** Cheney, Attack, Barack, Flack, Rack, ALL ck words are now being chopped to pieces. What's wrong with you people??
It is censoring every word containing the letters "ck". It also censors "assign" and "class". Let's make sure the filter is censoring only words that have no legitimate use, and avoid the %$#-for-tat censorship.
Fix that censor to be more realistic.
Fix your censoring software. Right now it's censoring any word that has the letters c and k in a row including clock block rock gridlock sick click stick. And it's also censoring the word washington for some reason. is there even a naughty word that has g and t in a row? You are looking very foolish atm in threads about the fiscal cliff..
This is getting out of hand. I struggle hard to set an example of articulate, respectful, civil discourse with very carefully chosen words - and what do I get for my trouble? The implication that my posts are full of expletives. You need to re#$%$e#$%$ and fix this problem!
I understand the need to censor certain words, but your program is taking it too far. How is "ck" a word that needs censoring? As in censoring the middle of packing. Absolutely stupid. If you can't get your program to run correctly, then censor by hand......or God forbid......allow free speech.
What's gone wrong with it? Perfectly normal words like brick, sock, etc, are having the ck turned into symbols.
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Don't even try to type something about the former VP Cheney and use his first name. There are just waaaay too many banned words, completely unreal. You can't post the word "crook" anymore. or use the word "moron" or "******", goodbye Yahoo fun-suckers.
I have enjoyed Yahoo for many years, but I am about to take to starting at 500 flash ads elsewhere because they block a great many of my posts and I do not even curse.
My posts tend to be more anti gov and expose the ties between gov and big biz and that gets me blocked.
I guess the corp controlled gov doesn't like rabblerousers like me. LOL.
Words cut off, negro, jew, ****, ****, *****, hoe,.. on and on it goes
Yahoo has taken my account to just brushing all comments dry, an empty field. Also time limiting me to even stay connected on the News comments line all over a Israeli issue. Wow, what a comapny
It just censored "assassinate".
It has been moved, not fixed. It censored "classification" yesterday. You must stop looking for words you want to ban as parts of other words.
I think someone opened the back of the clock, and all of the gears and springs fell out.
This is a huge problem. Many words that are not even close to offensive get censored. I typed the word "Colored" and it was censored. Washington gets censored. It just keeps getting worse and Yahoo fails to even respond to any concerns about this growing problem. I understand outright curse words, but the censoring is just making posts unreadable. I wish Yahoo would at least respond to this concern.
Can't even type Washington D.C. in without it being censored.
I see what is going on! It is censoring the two letter combinations used in ****** advertisements, even though they are parts of other words.
These combinations must be allowed when they are parts of other words, or nobody can write anything. And the one that IS an ordinary word must be allowed.
Now it is censoring parts the names of Republican leaders in the house. Is that your intention?
I think it is more likely that the censor is programmed wrong.
Fix it so it does nothing but censor real isolated words (not parts of other words, which it is censoring) and that it ignores words that have ordinary meanings. If you have rocks in your head, it has nothing to do with ****** speech. ***-for-tat is an argument mode. Embarrass is a real word with no ****** overtones.
I think someone came up with a new device intended to work faster by parsing parts of words. if so, it is broken software. Either that, or someone is putting in two letter abbreviations from slang.
A little ridiculous if you ask me.
Here's an example:
Only 22% of entering high school fres#$%$an actually graduate...
The word trying to be typed out - "freshman"
Lise Brouillette commented
And now I can't even submit the fardling idea without the bot ravaging that also. Should read "any word that has the letters a s s , h o m o..."
Political correctness can be pushed to ridiculous lengths and this is one of them. Good flamin' grief, man.
Annoyed Anonymous Coward commented
Can't even spell Washington or Establishment (GT and HM).
Stephen K commented
Not to mention "surpasses" and "assuming." But my all-time favorite was an article on astronomy, where they kept censoring "Uranus." Happily, I haven't seen that in a while.
Here's a thought Yahoo! Please stop censoring our comments. We've all heard and read much worse than what we read on the comment boards. Besides users just make new abbreviations every time you try to stop free speech. It's the way people insult each other here that should get their comments censored/deleted, not the letters or words they use. Maybe you're inventing a new texting language for younger users? LMAO&ROFL@Y! Understand?
Yeah most stupidest thing i ever saw! They must have hired some kids to do this ****.
It's not just c and k, it's also g and t, plus h and m. The comment board is starting to look like a Swearfest. More letters are being hidden by the minute. By the end of the day, all replies will look like this...#$%$rt imp#$%$st ral#$%$pt twi#$%$. Can't wait until the letter e gets involved and our thoughts become unreadable.
Robert Palmer commented
You're right, it's quite annoying. the words that end on C and K together aren't all swears...just like words like Class, Grass, and Pass aren't swears. It seems that Yahoo is over-censoring aside from the common swears, but not leaving the rest of the dictionary alone.
In the last few days, yahoo's GENIUSES altered their word filter, and if you can believe it, actually found a way to make it even more inane, byzantine, and downright stupid. Yahoo execs are scared of words. We're not, but they are, and they wet themselves if you say anything too REAL.