the spam list and my little introduction

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the spam list and my little introduction

Postby zeto » Jan 21st, '08, 08:30

There should be a list of filtered words, and the process that occurs if you get a warning for spam.

As a new member, it wasn't easy to figure out what was going on. There is no list of filtered words. There's no indicator that the post or word would be reviewed (although a searched post revealed that might be the case, which is great.) There is no indication of the spam word so that the thread could be potentially reposted without the offending material.

At the very least the automatic message should be more informative. At the very most a list and policy to review would be ideal.

Also, in my cup is Shin Shun Wakamatsu-no-mukashi New Years Matcha. It's very sweet, vibrantly green in color and taste, and simply and softly divine to the palette.

I prefer white teas, the subtle taste of silver needle during quiet times on one hand, and the earthy hearty tones of Pu-erh on the other. Genmaicha is the best bedtime tea imo. Hojicha is great for coming in out of the cold, and with some entertainment. Matcha has no equal or comparison. Many sides of tea for many sides of a day ;)

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Postby Mary R » Jan 21st, '08, 09:13

I apologize for your troubles in making your initial post. As you have assumed, we do have a list of filtered words. We have not thought it prudent to post the entire list or to include it in the automated e-mail sent to those with bounced posts, but it does contain the garden variety vulgarities as well as a few things like "Viagra," "Flomax," and "Britney Spears."

In your case, the word that tripped the filter was, in fact, not your own. It was "amateur" from studio271's quote. I have overridden the filter and re-posted the message for you, and the Mod Squad will consider re-writing the automated e-mail to help users guess what the trigger word is.

Once you get past a certain number of posts, however, your posts are completely bypassed by the filter...and you can write to your heart's content about discussing Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita with Lindsay Lohan over a cup of China's best.

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Postby zeto » Jan 21st, '08, 09:55

Ah fantastic, so in order to bypass the spam filter you need to.. spam ;)

Good thing I'm an avid board troll around the net <G> Either way I found that, albeit it was early in the morning here, someone more or less promptly told me that you'd be reviewing it via the Instant Messenger.

I've read these boards for some time now, and just couldn't help myself anymore, so I had to jump in. As for the filter, I dunno.. I'm of the camp that I'd rather be informed rather than guess, but then again they are filtered words for a reason and some may not take kindly to a giant list of all words of that nature.

I find it mildly humorous though... flo, linds, and the rest that I can't say yet heh. Y'all have obviously had some strange posts in the past.

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Postby Mary R » Jan 21st, '08, 10:58

zeto wrote:Y'all have obviously had some strange posts in the past.

You have no idea. :wink:

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Postby Wesli » Jan 21st, '08, 12:29

Welcome to the bizoards, zeto.

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Postby Chip » Jan 22nd, '08, 02:23


Welcome to, TeaChat, zeto!!!

Hope you hang around with us TeaHeads. I think you will fit right in.

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Postby Trey Winston » Jan 23rd, '08, 14:01

Welcome :D

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Postby xine » Jan 23rd, '08, 14:57

Welcome to the forum, Zeto! Sorry for the problems you had with the spam list. Hope you stick around! :)

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