Web Filters - I Don't Believe It!!!!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Banana, Mar 6, 2005.

  1. Banana

    Banana Member

    I've just posted for the first time since moving to my new home in Wellesbourne in Warwickshire, and on the left-hand side of that post (and this one, no doubt!) you can't see where I'm located cos five of the letters have been replaced by stars as those letters, taken by themselves, might be vaguely offensive to someone (who?!!!!!!). I realise that web filters are a good thing in general but, please, does anyone else think they go a bit far sometimes?
     
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  2. Banana

    Banana Member

    Just seen my own post and you can't read my town in the body of the text either. I'll have to change my details to "near Stratford"!!
     
  3. Jan H

    Jan H Moderator Staff Member

    It's a setting of the froum software, and I think there should be a way to solve this problem.
    I'm pretty sure John will take care of it, once he sees this thread.

    (btw, because of my limited geographical knowledge of the UK, I have no idea were you are living. but I'm getting curious now... ;) )
     
  4. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    Hi Banana

    Jan is right... just a tweak needed... well - as well as the actual name of your town. Forgive me but, can you type the name of the location - with spaces - please. I will set it up so that it then allows that placename.

    Sorry for the inconvenience... I do try honest.
     
  5. mikelyons

    mikelyons Supporting Member

    But it now handles Scunthorpe OK!

    I wanna know the name (or rather the rude word) that it is picking up on now!

    Could it be Wellesbourne, by chance?
     
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  6. Banana

    Banana Member

    I live in W E L L E S B O U R N E. Ooooh how rude. Not as bad as Scunthorpe though!!!!
     
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  7. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    Wellesbourne - there you go...!!! Might have to wait until the system updates threads later tonight for it to show in your thread.

    Sorry for this issue.
     
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  8. Jan H

    Jan H Moderator Staff Member

    :eek: I'm shocked!!!

    :rolleyes::wink:
     
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  9. mikelyons

    mikelyons Supporting Member

    I worked it out through a combination of geography (I get lost in lots of places) and figuring which five letters made a word that sounded like a placename. :)

    I even got lost on my way to Bradford today - my GPS tried to tell me there was a roundabout where I could plainly see there was no such roundabout!


    Hmm. Perhaps the aliens had stolen it.;)
     
  10. euphfanhan

    euphfanhan Member

    This is very immature, but when I found out where it was you lived I found it hilarious. In fact I'm still laughing now. Oooh, the fun that can be had with filters...
     
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  12. yonhee

    yonhee Active Member

    I dont get it
     
  13. mikelyons

    mikelyons Supporting Member

    Don't worry about it sweetie. You'll find out later. Much, much later.
     
  14. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    Try and guess where the stars could have appeared...
     
  15. mikelyons

    mikelyons Supporting Member

    That's it bunny - go ahead and corrupt the child :rolleyes: :mad:
     
  16. yonhee

    yonhee Active Member

    Its been explained to me...
     
  17. Di

    Di Active Member

    Wellesbourne, Wellesbourne. :biggrin::biggrin:

    Well done John. :tup 24 mins to first response - 52 mins - problem solved! :biggrin::clap:
     
  18. euphfanhan

    euphfanhan Member

    lol, she already asked me on msn
     
  19. yonhee

    yonhee Active Member

    yup it isnt that bad though
     
  20. Banana

    Banana Member

    Thanks for sorting that out, and I apologise that the rude bit wasn't a bit more exciting (I think that was my point to start with!). I really wish I lived in Scunthorpe now!!
     
  21. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    Just a tad derogetary.. (glad this isn't the spelling thread...)
     
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