Transterrestrial Musings

Defend Free Speech!

Amazon Honor System Click Here to Pay

Site designed by

Powered by
Movable Type 4.0
Biting Commentary about Infinity, and Beyond!

« It's Like They're Trying To Sell Jonah's Book | Main | War And Indecision »


0 TrackBacks

Listed below are links to blogs that reference this entry: Congratulations.

TrackBack URL for this entry:


Paul Milenkovic wrote:

Rand, as if you should comment on this. The comments engine for your site has a bad words filter that I have personally experienced trip up on expressions that have legitimate, unambiguously non-bad word, and in cases involve technological terms.

I am following, of course, with the obligatory "gay" for person or persons with same-sex relationships is not a bad word, and the people who mangled Tyson Gay's name with their bad-word filter are silly for thinking gay is a bad word. But the principle is the same.

Rand Simberg wrote:

I don't have any filters that change words. I used to have one that didn't allow posting with certain strings. And it wasn't with the intent of censoring or bowdlerizing posts--it was to prevent spam. The two situations are not in any way comparable.

memomachine wrote:


And if you use a filter on "classic"?


My favorite.

Paul F. Dietz wrote:

Our local newspaper, the Northwest Herald, had a story more than a decade ago about the NASM's "Enola Homosexual Exhibit". This ended up in the Columbia Journalism Review's blooper section (under the caption, "Hello, Sailor!")

Frank Glover wrote:

...And that leads to filtered visions of other things, like:

'Homosexual Paree'

'The Homosexual Blade'

'The Homosexual Nineties'

'When Irish Eyes are Smiling, all the world seems bright and...'

Well, you know. I'll stop now. You'll have to roll your own.

Leave a comment

Note: The comment system is functional, but timing out when returning a response page. If you have submitted a comment, DON'T RESUBMIT IT IF/WHEN IT HANGS UP AND GIVES YOU A "500" PAGE. Simply click your browser "Back" button to the post page, and then refresh to see your comment.

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by Rand Simberg published on July 7, 2008 1:52 PM.

It's Like They're Trying To Sell Jonah's Book was the previous entry in this blog.

War And Indecision is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.

Powered by Movable Type 4.1