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    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 21st Jan 14, 10:22 AM
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    The word l o v e l y showing as !!!! ly on MSE ?
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    • 21st Jan 14, 10:22 AM
    The word l o v e l y showing as !!!! ly on MSE ? 21st Jan 14 at 10:22 AM
    just been typing out the word l o v e l y on a birthday thread on MSE & it's coming up with the !!!!
    is it a banned word now?

    also here..

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showpost.php?p=64443601&postcount=815

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showpost.php?p=64443643&postcount=2

    can anyone shed any light on why it's been !!!!'d
    please
    Please be a responsible pet owner & spay / neuter your pets, so many unwanted pets & not enough homes for them all sadly.





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    • thecoffeehouse204
    • By thecoffeehouse204 21st Jan 14, 10:28 AM
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    • #2
    • 21st Jan 14, 10:28 AM
    • #2
    • 21st Jan 14, 10:28 AM
    Same is happening with the word s a l e. None of the property links of the Have a look at this thread are working because of it.

    Someones been a bit overeager with the banned words list!!
    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 21st Jan 14, 10:28 AM
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    • #3
    • 21st Jan 14, 10:28 AM
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    • 21st Jan 14, 10:28 AM
    Please, we don't mind being forbidden some letters (any accented e for example) but has the opposite of hate become such a vulnerability to attack that it must be !!!!-ed out?
    Enquiring minds need to know!
    Affectionately,
    DfV
    • Blulu
    • By Blulu 21st Jan 14, 10:47 AM
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    • #4
    • 21st Jan 14, 10:47 AM
    • #4
    • 21st Jan 14, 10:47 AM
    I also think that MSE sometimes goes too far on banning words. It often causes problems with adding links on the boards. And the idea of banning the 'L' word makes me sad.

    Blu X
    Comping fairy fly to me. Make my bells go tinkle.
    Get your dust out for the lads, and let me have a sprinkle.
    • molerat
    • By molerat 21st Jan 14, 10:47 AM
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    • #5
    • 21st Jan 14, 10:47 AM
    • #5
    • 21st Jan 14, 10:47 AM
    This is obviously to stop the k1tchin 5ale5 and tantr1c 10ve spammers and has made a total mess of the forums making many posts very difficult to understand. In a thread I was reading the poster wanted to "force a !!!!", took me ages to figure out what he was saying, putting all sorts of 4 letter rude words into the !s. The team have obviously taken the easy way to stop them, much simpler than doing the job they are paid to do
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    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 21st Jan 14, 10:56 AM
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    • 21st Jan 14, 10:56 AM
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    • 21st Jan 14, 10:56 AM
    it's making it very difficult as well on the comps board for a lot of the comp sites
    Please be a responsible pet owner & spay / neuter your pets, so many unwanted pets & not enough homes for them all sadly.





    • Own My Own
    • By Own My Own 21st Jan 14, 11:00 AM
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    • 21st Jan 14, 11:00 AM
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    • 21st Jan 14, 11:00 AM
    I just tried it and it worked lovely.
    OMO I think we are going to have to rename you Miss Linky you are amazingly organised. Thank you
    Originally posted by Nanamia
    • lostinrates
    • By lostinrates 21st Jan 14, 11:00 AM
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    • #8
    • 21st Jan 14, 11:00 AM
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    • 21st Jan 14, 11:00 AM
    L o v e is free so should be and Mse popular thing and if the word s a l e is banned then, well, the shopping parts of the site or those that rely on them are heading towards doom or further being impenetrable for newbies when we choose bizarre board or long thread particular alternative words.
    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 21st Jan 14, 11:02 AM
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    • #9
    • 21st Jan 14, 11:02 AM
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    • 21st Jan 14, 11:02 AM
    lovely lovely lovely



    looks like it's been sorted
    Please be a responsible pet owner & spay / neuter your pets, so many unwanted pets & not enough homes for them all sadly.





    • Blulu
    • By Blulu 21st Jan 14, 11:05 AM
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    Blulu
    You lovely, lovely people. You have brought love back to MSE It is a powerful force, use it wisely.

    Thanks Firefly for bring this up, and also thanks to MSE for listening

    Blu X
    Comping fairy fly to me. Make my bells go tinkle.
    Get your dust out for the lads, and let me have a sprinkle.
    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 21st Jan 14, 11:07 AM
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    fire**fly
    I just tried it and it worked lovely.
    Originally posted by Own My Own
    thanks On My Own for testing & letting us know so quick it was ok now
    Please be a responsible pet owner & spay / neuter your pets, so many unwanted pets & not enough homes for them all sadly.





    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 21st Jan 14, 11:08 AM
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    fire**fly
    You lovely, lovely people. You have brought love back to MSE It is a powerful force, use it wisely.

    Thanks Firefly for bring this up, and also thanks to MSE for listening

    Blu X
    Originally posted by Blulu
    agree blu
    Please be a responsible pet owner & spay / neuter your pets, so many unwanted pets & not enough homes for them all sadly.





    • Gigervamp
    • By Gigervamp 21st Jan 14, 12:38 PM
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    I noticed that problem with the words *sale* and *love*. And yet it doesn't seem to be universal. I've seen the words blanked out on some threads, yet not on others.
  • Former MSE Ian
    I've just been to a lovely sale.

    Ian
  • Former MSE Ian
    Thanks all. As this is problem is resolved I will close this thread.

    Ian
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