Should the Swearing Filter on DDO be Removed?

Posted by: The-Voice-of-Truth

This has become an issue over the past few days, so I wanted to hear y'all's opinions on this.

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Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-24T09:52:21.5499527-05:00
The Swearing filter doesn't need to be removed, it needs to be reformed.
TBR says2015-04-24T10:09:04.6180817-05:00
Remove it entirely. Disruptive users can be removed through moderator intervention as always.
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-24T10:16:14.4091075-05:00
"Disruptive users can be removed through moderator intervention as always." Yes that seems to work completely, it isn't like they won't just make a bunch of accounts, (cough Heil)
Varrack says2015-04-24T10:51:09.0544355-05:00
Disruptive users are never removed unless they're just trolling.
TBR says2015-04-24T10:53:12.4355927-05:00
Disruptive posts can be removed. Disruptive users can be removed. That some users come back is a part of life. I would guess that very a high percentage of banned users never come back.
The-Voice-of-Truth says2015-04-24T10:54:21.2788340-05:00
Yeah. They go to another website called edeb8.
TBR says2015-04-24T10:56:08.9387326-05:00
The question is, is the filter helping anyone? Are the regular users that are not tolling inconvenienced and annoyed by this filter. It seems the answer is yes, (or split in this poll right now). If a normal user adds language that would be filtered as it sits now, is the site better or worse for the filter?
PetersSmith says2015-04-24T11:00:45.4780968-05:00
I would prefer a swearing filter, but it's utterly pointless. People just find easy ways to get around it.
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-24T11:08:05.1964357-05:00
It really isn't that hard to make a filter to prevent swearing. If you can make it difficult enough that their efforts to get around it mutates the swear word so much that it loses its meaning, then the filter is sufficient.
Renegader says2015-04-24T11:10:20.3885037-05:00
Death to the filter
TBR says2015-04-24T11:46:47.8502042-05:00
Its not "hard" to make a filter. It is a fair amount of overhead, and to work well, the list becomes cumbersome. There is a cute little Google API for filtering. Look at this http://www.Wdyl.Com/profanity?Q=xxx plug any word into the q= and see what you get. Now, think about parsing any post of say 20 words. Each word going to the query. Then dumping the post based on results. It is not as "easy" as it seems. Not for us humans, but hard work for the computers that have to do all this parsing.
TBR says2015-04-24T11:47:47.8949891-05:00
Funny. See I think the filter messed up the URL - http://www.wdyl.com/profanity?q=word

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