January 30, 2005

Blacklist Fun

Okey-doke. Can't make a comment on my own site. I've removed the following words:

birth-control pills

And I'm apparently still engaging in "questionable content." Anyone have any idea what my bad word is? Check it out:

The problem is, I'm not sure the drugs in question would go with my sleep disorder: Like the Ramones, I need to be you-know-what.

I've also considered hormones. Or getting a job.

Seriously, I'll check on that. Thanks.

So does anyone over than the overworked stud/god Pixy have any suggestions on what I'm doing wrong? I'll venture into the blacklist if I must, but I've heard too many horror stories of people getting lost in there, so I thought I'd post here first.

Any chance someone was overzealous with the blacklist?

Posted by Attila at January 30, 2005 05:42 AM

It's the phrase "h-t-t-p-:", without the dashes or the quotes, that has been banned, I think. That's what keeps coming up as questionable on my site this evening, at any rate. If no URL's are included, comments go through fine.

It's an easy fix, but I don't even know how to get in to our blacklist. Anyone? Bueller?

Posted by Queenie at January 30, 2005 07:26 AM

Duh. Remembered how to get into the blacklist. --sheepish look--
I think I fixed it. Let me know.

Posted by Queenie at January 30, 2005 07:31 AM

When a comment is blocked, MT Blacklist should give you a message like "Your comment could not be submitted due to questionable content: Cowflops"

Which means that "cowflops" is blacklisted.

Posted by Pixy Misa at January 30, 2005 08:32 PM

But yeah, if "http" was blacklisted that would be a bit confusing.

Posted by Pixy Misa at January 30, 2005 08:33 PM

Especially if, like me, you're easily confused.

I saw the "http" there, and immediately discounted that as a possibility. I guess I thought it was a bug in the display, because there would be no way that "http" could be blacklisted.

Silly me.

Posted by Attila Girl at January 30, 2005 09:47 PM
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