Please Sir? (forum questions)

Discussion in 'Chat Lounge' started by fidget, Oct 23, 2005.

  1. Adam Administrator

    Oh by the way,

    You can now type sparse. Please do not say arse though :)

  2. Impel GD Graphic and Web Design

    Bah. What a farse! :tongue:
  3. BurningSnowman Moderator

    ...This was my suggestion. I'm aware that filtering is automated and that a word which is actually meant to be censored will be censored every time. My issue was with unnecessary wildcards causing blatantly unoffensive words (like 'parse') to be censored, something which basic regular expressions are more than 'intelligent' enough to avoid. Thanks for fixing it.

    Edit: I notice you have removed the aforementioned bottom oriented word from the filter entirely. Doesn't vB give you control over wildcard matches before & after a censored string when it is mid-word? If not, that's rather lame, I must say.
  4. Adam Administrator

    BS: The main problem with per-word filtering is with derivatives of certain words.

    Most swear words for example can be used as a verb, noun, or adjective (I'm sure you know what I'm alluding to). That deals with your last paragraph (although we could type every word and its derivative, it would really go against the ease-of-use of filtering).

    No, there's no option to have a filter apply to the exact text so that you end up with sp**** (sparse) - it does the whole word.

    Good for imagination, bad for communication.

  5. BurningSnowman Moderator

    I think it did leave on the sp, for example, in sparse. But shouldn't you have the option of wildcarding a word after and not before?

    This way, for example, you could enter bottom* in the filter, and bottomy would be filtered, whereas the legitimate word pbottom would be allowed. The disadvantage would be words such as lardbottom getting past the filter. If this was a problem, such words could be added individually as well.

    I think I've seen this sort of functionality in other forum software. Obviously, if it isn't in vB, there's not much you can do about it. :(
  6. Adam Administrator


    I understood the points you made in the your earlier post. What happens when someone wants to call me a motherblaster?

    The individual word model would be excellent, and I've just confirmed that there can be an element of wildcard matching in filtered words.

    <Goes off to Google for a swearword dictionary list>

  7. BurningSnowman Moderator

    I don't know if this is of any use, Kevin? (Not work safe.) :D
  8. Adam Administrator


    That should do the trick rather nicely :).

    Moving back onto the missing theme, which one are people missing?

  9. fidget Vox et praeterea nihil

    I thought for a moment, the original point was lost :)

    The first one Kevin (the one on the left) - HU Original?
  10. fidget Vox et praeterea nihil

    Crikey!! I've never seen so much foul language!

    Learnt some new ones though.
  11. Weatherbitez New Member

    I came in here for a quiet and relaxing stroll and what do I find?Foul language!!
    My little virgin and innocent eyes have been exposed to so much already.:D:D:D
    Not only that there is a little smilie trying to jump over a sheep but he keeps falling off poor thing:tongue::tongue::tongue:.

    Just kidding,This thread had be in stitches.
    Kevin a Motherblaster? Brilliant I have to say I have never head that one but love it!!!! Although now cleaning coffee of the screen and nearly choked to death.
  12. heartbreaker Power User

    The first one - bluish and easy to read Kevin :)

  13. fidget Vox et praeterea nihil

    Kevin? Is there any chance you can increase the life of the forum cookie as well? Its frustrating when you find that you have to log in again after taking a little while to post a reply (at which point you lose the contents of your reply - unless you are astute enough to copy the text before submitting). :(
  14. Impel GD Graphic and Web Design

    I log in using the remember me option; I never have to login unless I've cleared my cookies.
  15. Adam Administrator

    Fidget: delete the cookie that's stored on your PC for these forums, that'll do the trick.

    I always copy my replies before submitting, as I used to lose some of my replies on support tickets - very annoying :)

  16. fidget Vox et praeterea nihil

    Oh silly me, you guys are right.

    I had a very unfortunate hard drive failure a few weeks back, the drawback being that I had to reinstall everything (backup was corrupted) and lost all of my password manager settings which included the log in settings (such as the remember me option). I've got a shiny new 600gb RAID0 setup with a seperate backup drive now though :)

  17. Impel GD Graphic and Web Design

  18. BurningSnowman Moderator

  19. fidget Vox et praeterea nihil

    'Tis to me lol!

    To be honest, I didn't really need it, but since I had bought 1 sata150 drive, I was peeved to find that it would only run in sata150 mode if it was part of a raid system. And boy is it fast!!!!! On this occasion I bought two Maxtor Maxline 3s at 300gb with 16mb caches.

    Once I can get the cobwebs off my wallet again, I may splash out again and run a raid0/1 with two more, but then again I recently caught sight of the latest dual core Intel chip and with a tempting 1024 FSB I fear I may be able to resist. Thankfully, the missus doesn't read these forums :shifty:

    One thing about computers, they are always getting better and faster. Thank goodness the used market always has plenty of punters.
  20. BurningSnowman Moderator

    Heh. Don't get me wrong, dual 300GB drives are very cool now, but when the comfortably laptop-size 1TB ones I linked become the norm, they'll look utterly obsolete. The 6.8GHz processor looks pretty funky too. Don't forget the 1TB of RAM. How long til that's all out of date too?

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