Hear yea hear yea, here comes the news.
as suddenly as it arrived, a post has vanished
Thank you for everyone who responded to it. Your feedback really helped ^_^
@Lightstar yeah! How would you design your house?
@Fennec *finger heart* Let me know if it still doesn't go through. I hope it does, because it's a really funny trollfic and I want to read more xD
@Paradox Fallon It's a good question. It may be that there's more activity here on weekends or at certain hours so there's just more posts for the filter to process and it gets clogged up. Did it seem like that weird thing happened yesterday where no posts were coming through for a while and then all of a sudden everything came through at once?
@Grendel the filter thought it was spam because it was a long passage of what seemed like nonsense words to it. It was a cool post and I think people would find it helpful! Try breaking it up into smaller chunks and see if that works if you want to try again.
@boldeagle I took a look and your brother isn't banned, he just tried to access the forums from an IP address that had a ban. If he tried to go on the forums while at a friends house and the friend had been banned like that, then your brother wouldn't be able to go on the forums either while he's there. But once he goes home he should be able to access everything fine!
@Twilight found it! So it got caught for "mild profanity" and for the life of me I cannot see a single word or phrase that would imply that. There aren't any words you made up in it (sometimes the filter thinks unique words in stories are attempts to get bad words around the filter). Grrr. Try submitting it again, maybe it was an error.
@Specter Thank you for this, I will.
@Angie I only got part of your report for some reason, can you try sending it it again?
@Ishmael The lack of filter consistency is really annoying and I'm sorry.
Unique words to stoke ya creativity!
-Zyzzyva (a type of American weevil, also the last word in the dictionary I believe)
-Mellifluous (sweet or musical; pleasant to hear)
-Aa (a kind of volcanic lava, also a very useful bananagrams word)
-Agelast (a person who doesn't laugh at jokes, or at all)
Forest has started a Daily Chapters/writing prompts thread with an interesting concept! /345970
There were 3 posts I noticed over the weekend that I could see causing issues, I have my eye on them.
-One is the Communist Manifesto quotes post, I don't see anything wrong with posting excerpts from a book and/or making "seize the memes of productions" jokes but Communism is a political ideology so just tread lightly. Same with the "overthrow the mods" posts, I clearly enjoy them lol but Communism is still a political ideology. So just be aware some responses might not make it through the filter, or may be removed. (Ohohoho...tyranny!)
-Two is the Bible verses post, again nothing wrong with posting excerpts like you have been doing. But religion can be a very sensitive topic, and even very lightly religious stuff has turned into debates before, so I'm keeping an eye on it. Also, just be thoughtful about the verses you post.
-Third is the "those that don't support LGBT" thread. I went into that thread thinking I'd have to freeze it or delete it asap, but I'm happily surprised to see that so far it's as polite as it ever could be with people giving their perspective or acknowledging their lack of knowledge. I really suggest not making these types of threads, but you've all been hanging out with each other on the forum in many cases for months if not years, so I do understand why you might be curious about the differing perspectives of your fellow forumers.The post has run for a while, but I am going to freeze it now. Why? Because I think many opinions have been covered so they'll either start repeating, or it will begin to turn into a debate about religious beliefs and sexuality. Thank you all for keeping it not-flame warry over the weekend :)