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braxbroscratcher
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A place to put words blocked by the comment/description filter that shouldn't be. For those who don't know, there is a filter that keeps the site clean, preventing people from using bad language in their descriptions/comments for things such as studios and projects. The filter is a program that looks at comments, studio descriptions, project instructions and so on looking for inappropriate words.

The forum is not affected by this filter, and instead uses a simpler filter, which is why these topics can exist, and why we don't need to go on the contact us page and send a message about it.

More information can be found on the wiki.

Edit: Due to a recent necropost, I'm just editing this to clarify that not just words go here, but any issues with the bad word filter.

Edit: Clarified to say COMMENT filter, not any alert-related issues.

Edit: Do not talk about your mutes and punishments here. That sort of discussion should be confined to a contact us ticket.

Last edited by braxbroscratcher (April 15, 2018 13:57:13)



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Paddle2See
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Bear in mind that some words can't be fixed - because they might have multiple meanings- but this is a good idea as I can follow this topic and I'll get a message when there is a filter issue.

Perhaps you could add a few words to explain what the filter is so people aren't confused by this topic?

The filter is a program that looks at comments, studio descriptions, project instructions and so on looking for inappropriate words. Currently, it is not looking at words typed in the forums, which makes this a good place to discuss it. There is a much simpler filter that works in the forums - but it is hard-coded and not easy to change.

The Scratch Wiki has a bit on the filter too: https://wiki.scratch.mit.edu/wiki/Censor

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braxbroscratcher
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Paddle2See wrote:

Bear in mind that some words can't be fixed - because they might have multiple meanings- but this is a good idea as I can follow this topic and I'll get a message when there is a filter issue.

Perhaps you could add a few words to explain what the filter is so people aren't confused by this topic?

The filter is a program that looks at comments, studio descriptions, project instructions and so on looking for inappropriate words. Currently, it is not looking at words typed in the forums, which makes this a good place to discuss it. There is a much simpler filter that works in the forums - but it is hard-coded and not easy to change.

The Scratch Wiki has a bit on the filter too: https://wiki.scratch.mit.edu/wiki/Censor
I understand that. I'll edit the post now.


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Current Project:
n/a
Quotes: “In our last hour, we burn the most brightly, trying to deny that we are burning out.” -Me
“Well, no. 1024 Killerbytes make a Murderbyte.” -MegaByteCorporations
“I hate out of context quotes.” -Me
“I hate it when Cubeupload breaks.” -Also me
Thinktdm
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https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/139644715/ theres a bug there can u fix it?

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Paddle2See
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Thinktdm wrote:

https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/139644715/ theres a bug there can u fix it?
This topic is for reporting problems with the “bad-word detector”. If you are looking for help with a project, please make a new topic over in the “Help With Scripts” section.

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funnibunni15
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It somehow thinks there's something wrong here:

V1.1.8 - Replaced shield item with fortress (same effect for defender)
-Reduced star speed boost speed slightly (1.15->1.1)
-Reduced star speed boost power cost (3->2)
-Reduced star warp power cost (30->25)
-Increased star warp distance (8.5->8.75)
-Increased star emergency recovery ticks (1->2.5)
-Reduced star emergency recovery power cost (1->0.5)
-Increased star stealth size reduction (2->4)
V1.1.7 - Nerfed shield generation speed of shield generator
-Shield generator no longer increases HP regen
-Moved defender center of rotation further back

Or at least it started pretending there's a bad word in the description when I added this latest changelog.
(Game here)
funnibunni15
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funnibunni15 wrote:

It somehow thinks there's something wrong here:

V1.1.8 - Replaced shield item with fortress (same effect for defender)
-Reduced star speed boost speed slightly (1.15->1.1)
-Reduced star speed boost power cost (3->2)
-Reduced star warp power cost (30->25)
-Increased star warp distance (8.5->8.75)
-Increased star emergency recovery ticks (1->2.5)
-Reduced star emergency recovery power cost (1->0.5)
-Increased star stealth size reduction (2->4)
V1.1.7 - Nerfed shield generation speed of shield generator
-Shield generator no longer increases HP regen
-Moved defender center of rotation further back

Or at least it started pretending there's a bad word in the description when I added this latest changelog.
(Game here)
I reloaded the page and it reverts back to:

V1.1.8 - Replaced shield item with fortress (same effect for defender)
-Reduced star speed boost speed slightly (1.15->1.1)
-Reduced star speed boost power cost (3->2)
-Reduced star warp power cost (30->25)
-Increased star warp distance (8.5->
V1.1.7 - Nerfed shield generation speed of shield generator
-Shield generator no longer increases HP regen
-Moved defender center of rotation further back

I don't think 8.75 is bad, does scratch filter not like certain decimals?
TheAnimatingGirl
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Yeah, I have a big problem. On my profile, all I wrote was: “Online (X) Offline ()” and it said there was a bad word in it, and it wouldn't let me write it down. Made me so mad! About maybe a year earlier, I was blocked for a day for saying: “yeah! girls rock!” or something. Please do something about it!!

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Paddle2See
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funnibunni15 wrote:

It somehow thinks there's something wrong here:

V1.1.8 - Replaced shield item with fortress (same effect for defender)
-Reduced star speed boost speed slightly (1.15->1.1)
-Reduced star speed boost power cost (3->2)
-Reduced star warp power cost (30->25)
-Increased star warp distance (8.5->8.75)
-Increased star emergency recovery ticks (1->2.5)
-Reduced star emergency recovery power cost (1->0.5)
-Increased star stealth size reduction (2->4)
V1.1.7 - Nerfed shield generation speed of shield generator
-Shield generator no longer increases HP regen
-Moved defender center of rotation further back

Or at least it started pretending there's a bad word in the description when I added this latest changelog.
(Game here)
If you change the line to this

-Increased star warp distance (8.5 to 8.75)

it works okay. For some reason, the close proximity of digits and the hyphen are being taken for a spammers phone number

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ZZ9PluralZAlpha
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I think it's been fixed but for a while the elevator brand/electronics company Mitsubishi was filtered.

customhacker
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So I was trying to post a grade for something like this:

@Username Done (8,8,8)

Though I beleive the Phone # detector took it as a phone #

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customhacker
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It tells me I posted “” 3 times, yet that wasnt in like the last 12 hours.

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ThanksAnts_Thants
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I made a save system that uses co-ords numbers like “-144 -113 -91 -70 -84 -59 -38 -43 -67 -28 5 -83 -83 -43 -43 -65 -65 -20 -20 26” but when testing it, it sets the bad word detector off making my save system pretty much useless, any chance you can mark co-ords as none bad language?

braxbroscratcher
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ThanksAnts_Thants wrote:

I made a save system that uses co-ords numbers like “-144 -113 -91 -70 -84 -59 -38 -43 -67 -28 5 -83 -83 -43 -43 -65 -65 -20 -20 26” but when testing it, it sets the bad word detector off making my save system pretty much useless, any chance you can mark co-ords as none bad language?
Try to encode the numbers or save codes some other way. If it's simply a list of coordinates, someone could easily cheat or break your project.


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Current Project:
n/a
Quotes: “In our last hour, we burn the most brightly, trying to deny that we are burning out.” -Me
“Well, no. 1024 Killerbytes make a Murderbyte.” -MegaByteCorporations
“I hate out of context quotes.” -Me
“I hate it when Cubeupload breaks.” -Also me
braxbroscratcher
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Paddle2See wrote:

funnibunni15 wrote:

It somehow thinks there's something wrong here:

V1.1.8 - Replaced shield item with fortress (same effect for defender)
-Reduced star speed boost speed slightly (1.15->1.1)
-Reduced star speed boost power cost (3->2)
-Reduced star warp power cost (30->25)
-Increased star warp distance (8.5->8.75)
-Increased star emergency recovery ticks (1->2.5)
-Reduced star emergency recovery power cost (1->0.5)
-Increased star stealth size reduction (2->4)
V1.1.7 - Nerfed shield generation speed of shield generator
-Shield generator no longer increases HP regen
-Moved defender center of rotation further back

Or at least it started pretending there's a bad word in the description when I added this latest changelog.
(Game here)
If you change the line to this

-Increased star warp distance (8.5 to 8.75)

it works okay. For some reason, the close proximity of digits and the hyphen are being taken for a spammers phone number
Yeah. I have had the filter flip on a really long drawn out math equation before; perhaps other mathematical symbols, such as radicals, pluses, <> and = and so on should break a number up so that the detector doesn't find it as a phone number?


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Current Project:
n/a
Quotes: “In our last hour, we burn the most brightly, trying to deny that we are burning out.” -Me
“Well, no. 1024 Killerbytes make a Murderbyte.” -MegaByteCorporations
“I hate out of context quotes.” -Me
“I hate it when Cubeupload breaks.” -Also me
Crystalla9
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I'm trying to edit the notes and credits of my project. So, I write “PLEASE SEE:” and I link the project. However, whenever I type it, the top of the page displays the “bad word detected” banner. I assume that it just appeared accidentally, and leave the project page. A few minutes later, I come back to the project I was typing on. Where I wrote “PLEASE SEE:” and I linked the project, the link is gone and the words have been translated to “plea see”. Here are the links to the project I was typing on and the project I was trying to link.
Project I was typing on: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/142306248/
Project I was attempting to link: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/145798446/

NOTE: I do not use cursing in any of my projects. I am unsure whether this is a bug that is happening to many people or just a glitch for me. If there is anything I did say without knowing, I will take full credit for it.

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Theking6464
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Can you ban the d word on scratch.
when green flag clicked
if <word is banned> then
change [cleaness] by (9000)

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Drunken_Sailor
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I'm trying to make an ‘achievements log’ in the credits section and I'm trying to type:
19/02/17 - 800+ views?! *mind blown*
Now, contrary to what you might think, it's actually the ‘800+’ bit that is setting it off, not the ‘mind blown’ as you might think. Also, I've done the (number+) views thing before on the same project, but that's all ok. Here's my whole log so far:
═════════════════ ★Achievements ★ ═════════════
18/02/17 - FRONT PAGED FOR THE SDS! So amazing!
18/02/17 - 700+ views?! *faint*
16/02/17 - 600+ views?! What?!
15/02/17 - 500+ views! Seriously?!
13/02/17 - 400+ views?! How??!!
11/02/17 - 300+ views??? Thanks you so much guys!

See? it's really annoying and weird.
Thanks everybody!

miniepicness
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Hello! I made this topic before you made this one, so I think this is a filter issue
because eventually it will filter links of projects (see more in the link).
stickfiregames
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Drunken_Sailor wrote:

I'm trying to make an ‘achievements log’ in the credits section and I'm trying to type:
19/02/17 - 800+ views?! *mind blown*
Now, contrary to what you might think, it's actually the ‘800+’ bit that is setting it off, not the ‘mind blown’ as you might think. Also, I've done the (number+) views thing before on the same project, but that's all ok. Here's my whole log so far:
═════════════════ ★Achievements ★ ═════════════
18/02/17 - FRONT PAGED FOR THE SDS! So amazing!
18/02/17 - 700+ views?! *faint*
16/02/17 - 600+ views?! What?!
15/02/17 - 500+ views! Seriously?!
13/02/17 - 400+ views?! How??!!
11/02/17 - 300+ views??? Thanks you so much guys!

See? it's really annoying and weird.
Thanks everybody!
That's probably the “generic” phone filter - the one that blocks commercial prefixes like 1800, rather than the specific one that blocks specific 10-digit numbers with Xs.

I think they should stop filtering generic ones since they interfere so much with typing dates, but I don't know if that's rejected - removing the specific one is.










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