Why is my username a banned word?

Discussion in 'Site Feedback and News' started by slewis7, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. slewis7

    slewis7 Well-Known Member

    Apr 6, 2011
    3,720
    6
    38
    Retired!
    Houston, TX
    Every time someone quotes me, my username (s#####7) shows up with replaced characters. What is the deal?
     
  2. Coldar

    Coldar Well-Known Member

    Dec 26, 2008
    2,455
    1
    38
    Upstate NY/USA
    Hey, your right!
     
  3. Jacob007

    Jacob007 Well-Known Member

    Mar 5, 2012
    652
    0
    0
    Indiana
    Someone's been a bad boy!
     
  4. Royce

    Royce Well-Known Member

    Mar 22, 2011
    3,704
    0
    36
    I noticed this maybe a week ago. I'm seeing 5 smiley poop emojis between s and 7 (these things http://xn--ls8h.la/ ). It seems like a really weird encoding bug. Any time you try to write l-e-w-i-s without the dashes on the forum, it is replaced by the symbols, like this #####
     
  5. CygnetSeven

    CygnetSeven Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 6, 2010
    7,493
    8
    38
    Your reputation precedes you. =)
     
  6. slewis7

    slewis7 Well-Known Member

    Apr 6, 2011
    3,720
    6
    38
    Retired!
    Houston, TX
    Hmm... What did I ever do to the TA guys to deserve this ignominy?
     
  7. crex

    crex Doctor of Game of the Week-ology

    Oct 18, 2010
    7,679
    3
    0
    Everywhere and Nowhere
    #########################################################################################################

    Sorry, just checking the l-e-w-i-s thing
     
  8. Sanuku

    Sanuku Well-Known Member

    You did probably nothing but someone with the Name between the S and 7 did something very stupid and therefor that Nickname is Banned for probably as long as TA will exist.
     
  9. Coldar

    Coldar Well-Known Member

    Dec 26, 2008
    2,455
    1
    38
    Upstate NY/USA
    Makes your name a little more unique because of it, imo.
     
  10. Eli

    Eli ᕕ┌◕ᗜ◕┐ᕗ
    Staff Member

    Long story short, we had a very mentally ill woman threatening to personally sue me, TouchArcade, and everyone else remotely involved because people were posting about her. There were absolutely no legal grounds for such threats, but I could only handle the 24/7 text message harassment for so long.

    I made it impossible to even mention her, I added any words that could be even used to address or mention she who shall not be named to the censoring filter. Things have since died down, so I'll remove it!

    Of course the very mention of this might cause it to flare up again, so, *sigh*
     
  11. ImNoSuperMan

    ImNoSuperMan Well-Known Member

    Jun 28, 2009
    10,506
    0
    0
    #11 ImNoSuperMan, Jul 14, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2012
    TA admins hate you!!! I asked Jared to do something about it almost 3 months ago but he's too lazy to care about anything except his cat and beard I guess....
     
  12. Fireball926

    Fireball926 Well-Known Member

    Nov 21, 2010
    2,543
    0
    36
    none
    Somewhere
    wow are there any other names or words like that banned? Would be a great way to censor swearing
     
  13. Are those poop heads? Wow, I would be upset too if my handle looked like a bunch of smiling poop. Stinky...
     
  14. slewis7

    slewis7 Well-Known Member

    Apr 6, 2011
    3,720
    6
    38
    Retired!
    Houston, TX

    Thanks for addressing this, Eli. I feel better already ;-)
     

Share This Page