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[SFW] The text entered may not contain profanity

David O'Meara
Rancher

Joined: Mar 06, 2001
Posts: 13459

Amazon won't let me have the following text to describe myself because the text entered may not contain profanity.

Moderator at CodeRanch.com


Dear Amazon,
I am deeply sorry for causing offence.
regards,
David O'Meara
Moderator at nowhere in particular.
fred rosenberger
lowercase baba
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
Posts: 11814
    
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boy, i never knew they were that strict. Which is ironic considering they sell a book call Jabberf***y


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marc weber
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Joined: Aug 31, 2004
Posts: 11343

Maybe the dirty word is M**erator.


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David O'Meara
Rancher

Joined: Mar 06, 2001
Posts: 13459

if you can't describe yourself without using profanity then your problems should already exclude you from the Internet.
(which is more of a plea than actual fact)
Greg Charles
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Joined: Oct 01, 2001
Posts: 2898
    
  12

I agree with you. There never has been and never will be profanity on the Internet. No dirty pictures either. Actually, maybe you meant "if you can describe yourself without using profanity", which sounds more like a problem for the Internet I know.

Anyway, I can't figure out what Amazon is on about. Maybe "oderanc" is a vile insult in Icelandic, and their screening program smugly recognized your feeble attempt to disguise it? Did you try any variations, or JavaRanch.com?
Campbell Ritchie
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Joined: Oct 13, 2005
Posts: 43295
    
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I remember once going to UCLA and I had a drink ("Stout"), which was an Imperial stout, so I thought I would wash it down with some ordinary bitter, but "wash it down" was changed by the software to
waXX XX down
I tried later with what we call Freddie Uncle Charlie Katie, and that changed to XXXX too.
Stephan van Hulst
Bartender

Joined: Sep 20, 2010
Posts: 3883
    
  18

Haha, CoedRanch sounds kinda dirty though.


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David O'Meara
Rancher

Joined: Mar 06, 2001
Posts: 13459

"Moderator at JavaRanch" is acceptable, "Moderator at Coderanch" is not.
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