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One Winslow, two...?

posted by apenpaap on - last edited - Viewed by 693 users
It appears if you stick an S at the end of Winslow, the forum turns it into a series of stars, as if it's filtered out by a swear filter: ********. This leads me to ask... WHY?
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  • Test: ********
    ********

    :********:

    :winslow:s

    Weird.
  • RingmasterJ5;349977 said:
    :winslow:s
    This is made of win.
  • Maybe it thinks ******** is a disparaging term for Windows. Testing to see if I can say Linuxes....
  • That's very strange, especially considering that I can quote Wikipedia with no problems:
    Research looking at swearing in 1986, 1997, and 2006 in America found the same top ten words were used of a set of over 70 different swear words. The most used swear words were fuck, shit, hell, damn, goddamn, ass, bitch, and sucks—these ten made up roughly 80% of all profanities. Two words, fuck and shit, accounted for one third to one half of them. The phrase "Oh my god" accounts for 24% of women's swearing.
    So I'm not sure what they are filtering, but I'm pretty sure it's not profanity. ;)
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    MarkDarin Telltale Staff
    More than one Winslow?! Why, that's just obscene, sir!
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    Jake Telltale Alumni
    Maybe someone thought Winslow as a verb was dirty. Or just that two ******** is too many.

    Also, apparently "pineapple" is off the dirty words list at this point? We used to censor that one for no real reason...
  • MarkDarin;350239 said:
    More than one Winslow?! Why, that's just obscene, sir!
    You can never have too many ********! Erm, I mean :winslow:s
  • I think I should change my password to "winslοws" (see what I did there huh?). At least that way when I accidentally paste it in a forum post it'll show up as ******** to everyone.
  • Soultaker;350980 said:
    I think I should change my password to "winslοws" (see what I did there huh?). At least that way when I accidentally paste it in a forum post it'll show up as ******** to everyone.
    Nope, no idea what you did there, so we'll see what my quote of you does.

    I also wanted to try ******** and ******* to test my bad-Windows-spellings theory.

    (Looks like that's it. The first one is Win-blows, and the second is Win-doze, both without the hyphens.)
  • They hired Timmy Two-teeth as the new web moderator.

    Other things you can't type include:
    • ***********
    • **********
    • ********
    • **** *** *****
    • ******* *********
    (P.S. I was about to post to try "Win-doze", Warp Speed, but you beat me to it. Good call. I would've posted sooner, but I had to check Soultakers 'omicron'.)
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