Just saying "hi". Great site - lot's of interesting stuff to read. I'm keeping it short and simple this time - my first post a few days ago was rejected because of "usage of forbidden word" (?), and has vanished without trace. Never mind. Hope this works.
I also had trouble with the `forbidden word' glitch when I first tried to register with the site. I only wanted to register as `Madame Mystery' - I didn't think that was too risque! Perhaps an over-sensitive filter.
I had no trouble registering, but when my very first post came back as using "forbidden" words, I was quite intrigued. After all, English is my native language . If the offending word(s) had been highlighted - eg. kangaroo, video, aussie, etc I could have corrected them. Never mind - once my post is "de-spammed", I'm sure it will appear sooner or later. If not, I'll try and re-post it.
"Madame Mystery" is a totally different kettle of fish..........
Here's the thing. It's not just looking for offending words (though it will do things like bounce a post that contains "analytical" because of the first four letters) but it's also looking for signs that you're a spammer. So a reference to "credits" is interpreted as a sign that you have a site selling something and taking credit cards, for instance.
As noted, once past two posts, it leaves you alone, so it's a minor annoyance compared to the alternative, which is the site getting spammed with hardcore pornography a few times a day.
We should respect the other fellow's religion, but only to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is attractive and his children intelligent. —H.L. Mencken
I had no trouble registering, but when my very first post came back as using "forbidden" words, I was quite intrigued. After all, English is my native language . If the offending word(s) had been highlighted - eg. kangaroo, video, aussie [/quote]
Ah, well there you have it. Sheer pornography.
When we remember that we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.