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MartinBraendli2
Scratcher
100+ posts

Filterbot muting me for no apparent reason (2nd time)

Hi,
today i tried to post a comment
Nice. Special thanks for the option to change the music
Now the filterbot responds with
Hmm, the filterbot is pretty sure your recent comments weren't ok for Scratch, so your account has been muted for the rest of the day.
I have no clue what i did wrong, i cant even find a substring that might be offensive (A chat filter on a Minecraft-Server once muted me because i wrote the word “entities” which contains a substring describing female anatomy).
My last comment got posted, so i dont think it was the last post that made the chatbot disliking me (unless its a grammar n., and doesnt like my misspelling of “Project”)
Awsome Poject! The lines being constantly redrawn gives a beatiful color changing effect, but it also challenges crapppy computers (like my laptop), which leads to the app often not responding to dragging of vertices.

Now this is the second time within a week I got muted for no apparent reason. It would be nice if the chat-bot gave a bit more information about whats wrong with messages, like:
The word “|bannedWord|” you wrote is not suitable for a site accessible to chlildren. Please try to …

I also dont understand, why the filterbot has to mute me, since it prevents me from posting offensive stuff anyway. It also makes it impossible to appeal. I created this account just because my real one (@MartinBraendli) got muted.

Just to be clear: I dont question the idea of filtering at all. This site should be suitable to children and we have to accept certain inconveniences therefore.

The_Scratch_Squad
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Filterbot muting me for no apparent reason (2nd time)

For number 2, “Crappy” is not allowed. Try doing..

… “But it also challenges bad computers…”

For number 1, I dont see anything wrong.

REMEMBER! Clicky That Sticky AND Read it Carefully before making new topics.
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The_Scratch_Squad
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Filterbot muting me for no apparent reason (2nd time)

Thats really bazzare! 2nd Time I heard the filterbot responding to quickly.

When I tested it, I never got anything at all. It send fine…

Ill get a mod to come and help.

Last edited by The_Scratch_Squad (June 30, 2015 11:56:10)


REMEMBER! Clicky That Sticky AND Read it Carefully before making new topics.
Get the Worlds Fails on Math!!!
Paddle2See
Scratch Team
1000+ posts

Filterbot muting me for no apparent reason (2nd time)

Well, I ran your text through the filter manually - and I'm confused. Your first example didn't trigger anything (quite baffling) - and the second example only gave a minor warning for the “crappy”. But that might be enough to trigger a mute if there were other issues with your earlier comments. Your best protection for getting away from this annoyance is to get to full Scratcher status as soon as possible as full Scratchers aren't held to as strict standards.

Sorry for the inconvenience and I agree - the filter should really tell you what is triggering it. That's a change I would really like to see.

Update: I looked at your other account and I see what led to the mute. You had some words that the filter was seeing as inappropriate that you attempted to enter a number of times - those all added up and got you muted. In the future, be careful when using the word “Pen” as it can lead to a trigger when followed by “is”.

Last edited by Paddle2See (June 30, 2015 12:25:21)


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MartinBraendli
Scratcher
81 posts

Filterbot muting me for no apparent reason (2nd time)

Your best protection for getting away from this annoyance is to get to full Scratcher status as soon as possible as full Scratchers aren't held to as strict standards.
Thats easier said than done. I have no clue, how many posts, comments and projects it takes to get Scracher status. Does is really take a certain amount of released projects? I have a somehow high standart in releasing stuff, so i wont put project after project out there. Also, its hard to give enough verbal contributions to Scratch when the filterbot doesnt let me.

muted me because i wrote the word “entities” which contains a substring describing female anatomy
careful when using the word “Pen” as it can lead to a trigger when followed by “is”.
Oh, so my freudian posts are not just about female anatomy, but about anatomy in general

Thanks for your help, btw.

Check out my newest project:
Photorealistic 3d Renderer
pusheenkittens
Scratcher
100+ posts

Filterbot muting me for no apparent reason (2nd time)

MartinBraendli wrote:

Thats easier said than done. I have no clue, how many posts, comments and projects it takes to get Scracher status. Does is really take a certain amount of released projects? I have a somehow high standart in releasing stuff, so i wont put project after project out there.
You have to be active for 2 weeks and do activity on Scratch, but going on every single day for 14 days and going on the discussion forums is optional. Just be very active on Scratch almost everyday for 2 weeks.

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