I'm often mystified when I write something here and get the "you can't send this because it contains a bad word" message, and it shows you what the word is. Yes, a lot of them are pretty obvious, and maybe my bad word vocabulary is just too limited, but I can't find anything bad in the word "email", which got my latest profile comment rejected.
A long time ago, after many complaints about the overly conservative list of censored words, Dougaroo posted on CW Help that the policy was going to be adjusted to reflect the adult players on CW and 7 Seas, versus the games Flowplay was running in the past which mainly were aimed at children. Obviously this is something that never happened and most of the "bad" words the system catches aren't really "bad" in and of themselves, but usually just contain a combination of letters within them that spell a forbidden word. I mean really, does anyone's mind automatically go to a word which is another name for a prostitute when they see the contraction of the two words who and are? I actually played on a site once where you couldn't write the word Saturday because of the "bad" word contained within it. That's totally bat-sh*t crazy.
Flowplay please do something about the silly and unneeded censoring of many common words that themselves are definitely not "bad" by anyone's definition. We are all adults here and should be treated as such, instead of nit-picked over something most of us probably never even noticed, until we got our hands spanked for writing it, and had to completely re-compose our message. I can't imagine any adult deliberately using one of these words, and then chuckling with glee and bragging to all their friends that they snuck a "bad" word within a "good" word into a message that they were sending to someone here.
By the way could someone please enlighten me as to what's so bad about the word "email"? If it's really that bad, instead of posting it here you can send me an Inbox message. Just don't use the word itself or Flowplay wont let you send the message :-)
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