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epicchasgamer
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Bad Word Detector

I tried to update one of my scratch project's description. I was writing a notice to tell parents that I do not link to bad content and never will, and Scratch said the bad word detector has stopped me and it deleted half of my description and I had to cope. What was wrong about including a notice for parents? True, I did reference to some of the bad things, but I didn't go deep into them all I was doing was giving parents some examples of what I would never refer to in my projects. What is wrong?
awsome_guy_360
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Most likely it might be a glitch. Happens almost all the time.

However, it could be because of the link you provided. If it has an inappropriate link, most likely that it'll be blocked.


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epicchasgamer
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It wasn't a link. It was a simple mentioning with no details.
footsocktoe
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epicchasgamer wrote:

I tried to update one of my scratch project's description. I was writing a notice to tell parents that I do not link to bad content and never will, and Scratch said the bad word detector has stopped me and it deleted half of my description and I had to cope. What was wrong about including a notice for parents? True, I did reference to some of the bad things, but I didn't go deep into them all I was doing was giving parents some examples of what I would never refer to in my projects. What is wrong?

If you mention bad things they will be censored. It doesn't matter WHY you are mentioning them.


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awsome_guy_360
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It also might be something the detector saw that you couldn't.

Say the blocked word is “Read”.

While you see nothing wrong with it, the detector would block this:

“Where advertisements are held.”

You see nothing wrong with it. But this is what the detector sees:

"Where advertisements are held."

See what happened there?

Last edited by awsome_guy_360 (April 14, 2017 19:50:07)



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footsocktoe
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awsome_guy_360 wrote:

It also might be something the detector saw that you couldn't.

Say the blocked word is “Read”.

While you see nothing wrong with it, the detector would block this:

“Where advertisements are held.”

You see nothing wrong with it. But this is what the detector see:

"Where advertisements are held."

See what happened there?

Oooo, it's like magic. Can you show us another one?


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awsome_guy_360
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footsocktoe wrote:

Oooo, it's like magic. Can you show us another one?

That literally took me 10 mins to make that up. ._.

I mean, unless if you're being scarcastic. ._.

Last edited by awsome_guy_360 (April 14, 2017 19:50:34)



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footsocktoe
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awsome_guy_360 wrote:

[quote=footsocktoe{
Oooo, it's like magic. Can you show us another one?

That literally took me 10 mins to make that up. ._.

I mean, unless you're being scarcastic. ._.

OK. I should have known magic doesn't come easy.

Maybe a tiny bit sarcastic. ._.


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jromagnoli
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epicchasgamer wrote:

I tried to update one of my scratch project's description. I was writing a notice to tell parents that I do not link to bad content and never will, and Scratch said the bad word detector has stopped me and it deleted half of my description and I had to cope. What was wrong about including a notice for parents? True, I did reference to some of the bad things, but I didn't go deep into them all I was doing was giving parents some examples of what I would never refer to in my projects. What is wrong?
Exact text of notes and credits please?


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epicchasgamer
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jromagnoli wrote:

epicchasgamer wrote:

I tried to update one of my scratch project's description. I was writing a notice to tell parents that I do not link to bad content and never will, and Scratch said the bad word detector has stopped me and it deleted half of my description and I had to cope. What was wrong about including a notice for parents? True, I did reference to some of the bad things, but I didn't go deep into them all I was doing was giving parents some examples of what I would never refer to in my projects. What is wrong?
Exact text of notes and credits please?

Sorry, but I will get banned (probably) if I mention the word in this forum,
epicchasgamer
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footsocktoe wrote:

epicchasgamer wrote:

I tried to update one of my scratch project's description. I was writing a notice to tell parents that I do not link to bad content and never will, and Scratch said the bad word detector has stopped me and it deleted half of my description and I had to cope. What was wrong about including a notice for parents? True, I did reference to some of the bad things, but I didn't go deep into them all I was doing was giving parents some examples of what I would never refer to in my projects. What is wrong?

If you mention bad things they will be censored. It doesn't matter WHY you are mentioning them.

I only mentioned the names, I didn't even explain what it is.
Digital_Gaming
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epicchasgamer wrote:

footsocktoe wrote:

epicchasgamer wrote:

I tried to update one of my scratch project's description. I was writing a notice to tell parents that I do not link to bad content and never will, and Scratch said the bad word detector has stopped me and it deleted half of my description and I had to cope. What was wrong about including a notice for parents? True, I did reference to some of the bad things, but I didn't go deep into them all I was doing was giving parents some examples of what I would never refer to in my projects. What is wrong?

If you mention bad things they will be censored. It doesn't matter WHY you are mentioning them.

I only mentioned the names, I didn't even explain what it is.
Names will set off the bad word detector.

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epicchasgamer
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That isn't fair. The bad word detector doesn't appeal and I would like to be able to mention the names of bad things.
footsocktoe
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epicchasgamer wrote:

That isn't fair. The bad word detector doesn't appeal and I would like to be able to mention the names of bad things.

The names of bad things are themselves bad things.


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pig9992005
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It's also possible that it was a false positive. If the word “sea” was a bad word then “see”, “seas” and “seek” may also be blocked.

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TealWashableMarker
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You're contradicting yourself a bit. You were explaining the sort of things you would never say by saying those things….
epicchasgamer
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footsocktoe wrote:

epicchasgamer wrote:

That isn't fair. The bad word detector doesn't appeal and I would like to be able to mention the names of bad things.

The names of bad things are themselves bad things.
Mentioning a simple word is not bad.
TealWashableMarker
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epicchasgamer wrote:

footsocktoe wrote:

epicchasgamer wrote:

That isn't fair. The bad word detector doesn't appeal and I would like to be able to mention the names of bad things.

The names of bad things are themselves bad things.
Mentioning a simple word is not bad.
Yes, it can be.

“I would never say something like (insert list of swear words)”

That'd be against the community guidelines, obviously.
ZZ9PluralZAlpha
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TealWashableMarker wrote:

epicchasgamer wrote:

footsocktoe wrote:

epicchasgamer wrote:

That isn't fair. The bad word detector doesn't appeal and I would like to be able to mention the names of bad things.

The names of bad things are themselves bad things.
Mentioning a simple word is not bad.
Yes, it can be.

“I would never say something like (insert list of swear words)”

That'd be against the community guidelines, obviously.
Because by saying that, you are actually saying the words. Also, Scratch needs to be safe for children as young as 8.

epicchasgamer
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ZZ9PluralZAlpha wrote:

TealWashableMarker wrote:

epicchasgamer wrote:

footsocktoe wrote:

epicchasgamer wrote:

That isn't fair. The bad word detector doesn't appeal and I would like to be able to mention the names of bad things.

The names of bad things are themselves bad things.
Mentioning a simple word is not bad.
Yes, it can be.

“I would never say something like (insert list of swear words)”

That'd be against the community guidelines, obviously.
Because by saying that, you are actually saying the words. Also, Scratch needs to be safe for children as young as 8.
Not like a swear word, that is the thing, not the name. The name is “swear word” the thing is the actual swears.

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