January 27, 2005

Un-ban a Word, Please

I don't want "sociali*t" banned. I seriously don't. I live in a sociali*t country and often use the word. (I would write the word, but it's already been banned, and I hate the MT banning so much I don't go near the thing).

I don't want to think that any kind of political slant in any direction is harboring what words can or cannot be used in the comments. I don't want anyone else's politics deciding what can and cannot be posted in my comments, regardless of whether or not I agree with them. Seriously, it really pisses me off. Can it be unbanned for Mu.nu please?

Posted by Everydaystranger at January 27, 2005 07:49 AM

The only problem with the word "social*st" is that it contains the word "cial*s". We didn't ban the political term, but it includes the drug name and when "cial*s" is allowed we get bombed big-time with comment spam.

Given the choice between using the 'social' word and dealing with tons of spam, well, you can guess what I'm gonna prefer.

Posted by Ted at January 27, 2005 10:57 AM

It's a definite pain in the arse no matter which way we go with it. It's different in MT3 land so there is hope on the horizon.

Posted by Jim at January 27, 2005 01:56 PM

I think that until we find a way around the delima (MT3 I believe) that socia*st needs to remain banned. Getting 50 spam comments thrown at us everynight is not going to be a positive thing, mainly because (as I remember Pixy explaining once) it slows everything down and possibly screws everything up. So yeah...

My vote is no. Keep Cia*is banned

Posted by Ted at January 27, 2005 05:42 PM

Hmmmm... the comment at 5:42 from "Ted" wasn't posted by me. My view yes, but it wasn't me.

Posted by Ted at January 27, 2005 06:12 PM

Helen, just spell it Sociali$t until the solution to the spam tsunamis is put in place (hopefully very soon). It's annoying, yes. Dirty rotten spambots! **shakes fist**

Posted by Tuning Spork at January 27, 2005 06:57 PM

I didn't know that there was some drug company spamming people in their comments.

I agree to close it for now, however I think it should be removed in about 20 days or so? That's about the life of these spam robots.

I close all my comments after one week just to deal with the spam, since I hate it so much. Read an old post and want to comment? Oh well. My ego will survive.

Posted by Helen at January 27, 2005 07:01 PM

Cialis spam never goes away, unfortunately.

It should be possible to block "cialis" but not "socialist" (or "specialist" or whatever) but I haven't been able to get that to work yet.

Posted by Pixy Misa at January 27, 2005 09:49 PM

Meep! the 05:42 PM Ted comment was me. I just forgot to change the name on my mom's P.C.

Posted by Mookie at January 27, 2005 10:28 PM

Ted's yer mom?

Posted by Tuning Spork at January 28, 2005 01:53 AM

As sure as Bob's yer uncle.

Posted by LeeAnn at January 28, 2005 02:39 AM

No, but I do sometimes wear her lingerie. LOL

(I can't resist a good straight line!)

Posted by Ted at January 28, 2005 02:39 AM

MEEP!!! *Pulls out pencil and gouges eyeballs*

Posted by Mookie at January 28, 2005 11:00 AM
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