Remove the wordfilter
|Opened on:||Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 04:48|
|Last modified:||Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 22:15|
The wordfilter which has recently been installed has become a major nuisance for the Foldit community.
The most pressing problem is that it blocks perfectly innocent words (e.g. "monkey", "stupid") that appear in chat. This hinders communication and adds confusion. Also, some strings (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scunthorpe_problem) have the potential to be blocked, causing the same problem.
Additionally, it fails to block the potty-mouth language it was intended to handle. There are too many ways to spell a given word for a filter to handle. (this has been well-documented)
The global channel already has a team of mods who effectively prevent the use of swear words already. In this environment, said filter is superfluous; and on group and private channels, the use of language should be left to its owners' discretion.
Numerous folders have expressed concerns regarding this wordfilter, and so this change be rolled back, as it has little or no utility, and impedes communication in Foldit's chat.