I've never had issues before, but suddenly yesterday a post of mine was stopped for moderation. I had used a naughty word: "cialis"! However, I hadn't. The word was "specialist"... Then today I had a post stopped for moderation because it had the word, "crack" in it. Crack? Is there that much spam for getting crack on the forums?
Now, I'm guessing this post is about to get the same treatement, but I just wanted to say you might want to check on how rigidly our spam filter deals with words like specialist and you also might rethink some of the vocabulary it blocks. Or, at least fix it so people who've been constant posters don't have to worry about it.
- The Great Szalam
(The 'Great' stands for 'Not So Great, in fact, Extremely Humble')
No trees were harmed in the creation of this message, but several thousand electrons were mildly inconvenienced.
Our terms of service are quite explicit - we DO reserve the right to prevent, edit or delete posts because of a number of objections. You can guess these or you can look 'em up.
This ain't that. :-)
That said, it turns out the name "liver pills" is frowned upon elsewhere.
[The FTC's] ruling last week not only forbade Carter Products to use the word "liver" in the name of its pills, but told Carter's to stop claiming that its pills are specific remedies for conditions in which an individual feels "down-and-out, blue, down-in-the-dumps, worn out, sunk, logy, depressed, sluggish, allin, listless, mean, low, cross, tired, stuffy, heavy, miserable, sour, grouchy, irritable, cranky, peevish, fagged out, dull, sullen, what's-the-use, bogged down, grumpy, run down or gloomy."
The FTC left one door open. Carter's can still recommend its pills for such miseries to the extent that any of them can be temporarily relieved by an evacuation of the bowels.
So there you go.
As COWs, we eat a lot of roughage, and so tend not to need a lot of help in this department. Quite the contrary.
PS. I remember this article...originally written in 1951...but can't remember where I left my keys....