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Profanity filter for reviews should indicate offending words

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Profanity filter for reviews should indicate offending words

Although this subject has come up in a number of different threads here and on the Support forum, I don't recall seeing it explicitly addressed. So here goes:

When the profanity filter for reviews detects a word that is forbidden, it simply highlights the text for the entire review. The profanity filters for forum posts and for messages both highlight the individual words that are triggering the filter. Since profanities vary amongst English-speaking cultures, and since not all posters are native speakers of English, highlighting an entire review can cause confusion.

Please change the profanity filter for reviews so that it will show which words are considered profanities, rather than highlighting the entire review.

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21. Re: Profanity filter for reviews should indicate offending words

>>"If you feel uncomfortable saying the word to your grandmother..."<<

Hi Sanibel;

Some of the words that trip the filter, due to cultural differences, are common words that have multiple meanings around the world. Some examples are;

• A type of hunting dog, a c**n hound

• Another word for a male rooster – c*ck

• Another word for a donkey - Jack A**

• A traditional meat dish in the UK – F*ggots

• The short form used for a man named Richard – D*ck

• Use of a word to describe “more than one” of a round toy – ball*

• A word that is sometimes used to describe an illegitimate child – B*stard

• A short Latin word for "with" or "together with", as in "magna c*m laude" or "kitchen c*m workshop".

As you see, some of those are words that you would use, when talking to granny.

Best Regards

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22. Re: Profanity filter for reviews should indicate offending words

Ok- now if they change it and allow these words it would really make drafting Management Responces eaisyer- Owners would just have to choose one of the words reffed in the last post-DONE-move on-all we would see is one word M.Rs from now on :0)))

Edited: 7:20 pm, November 15, 2011
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23. Re: Profanity filter for reviews should indicate offending words

The filter works for forums so why not reviews:-

tripadvisor.co.uk/…37020842

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24. Re: Profanity filter for reviews should indicate offending words

Someone else on the Support forum tangling with the review profanity filter:

tripadvisor.ca/…37172214

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25. Re: Profanity filter for reviews should indicate offending words

And again:

tripadvisor.ca/ShowTopic-g1-i12105-k5170720-…

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26. Re: Profanity filter for reviews should indicate offending words

And here:

tripadvisor.ca/ShowTopic-g1-i12105-k5155584-…

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27. Re: Profanity filter for reviews should indicate offending words

We seem to be having a run on them today:

tripadvisor.ca/ShowTopic-g1-i12105-k5172932-…

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28. Re: Profanity filter for reviews should indicate offending words

Just a thought - if the very few people stopped helping out users by letting them know what the issue is, might the volume build up to such a level that TA would be embarrassed not to fix this?

Are those who respond to help users with this frequent problem, now aiding & abetting TA's behaviour?

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29. Re: Profanity filter for reviews should indicate offending words

My name is Country Wife, and I am TripAdvisor's co-dependent enabler!

Edited: 9:54 am, February 20, 2012
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30. Re: Profanity filter for reviews should indicate offending words

@Country Wife: LOL

@Joe: I think we all decide whether or not to answer questions and either way, should feel OK about it.

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