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User Info: Muffinz0rz

Muffinz0rz
4 months ago#1
Occasionally you come across a URL to a news article that contains a banned word, like j** (slang for Japanese person) or f** (slang for homosexual person). Obviously this makes said URLs impossible to post without changing the "A" to an @ and altering the link, which is just a pain for not only the TC but also everyone who wants to view the link. I can't tell you how many links I've ignored just because I didn't want to go through the process of manually editing it.

I was thinking the best thing to do would be something like when someone uses the word "autism." It's not totally unpostable like j** or f** are, but rather, it gives you a prompt and makes you check a box to make sure you're not using it as an insult.

I think something similar to that could work in cases like this, where a box will appear that says something like "I acknowledge this is a URL and that I am not posting banned words" or something like that. And even take it a step further and flag it for moderator review, again, just like posting the word "autism" does.
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User Info: TriforceSD

TriforceSD
4 months ago#2
Does seem kinda silly..

I'll sign..
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User Info: Thunderbird8

Thunderbird8
4 months ago#3
I can't see this happening, since URL shorteners exist. Though there is a possibility of them having a bad word in their own links (unless they've coded against that).

User Info: DragonAtma

DragonAtma
4 months ago#4
Some people just don't like URL shorteners.

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/captain-toad-treasure-tracker-review-roundup/1100-6460378/ may be long, but the URL tells you exactly what goes there. Even for gamespot's clickbait (which is too frequent) you still at least know *something* about what's going on; we can still guess somewhat what's going on.

Meanwhile, shortened URLs tell us absolutely nothing.
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User Info: Muffinz0rz

Muffinz0rz
4 months ago#5
DragonAtma posted...
Some people just don't like URL shorteners.

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/captain-toad-treasure-tracker-review-roundup/1100-6460378/ may be long, but the URL tells you exactly what goes there. Even for gamespot's clickbait (which is too frequent) you still at least know *something* about what's going on; we can still guess somewhat what's going on.

Meanwhile, shortened URLs tell us absolutely nothing.

I 100% refuse to click tinyurl or any url shortener. Too much potentially going wrong to be worth the risk.
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User Info: -hotdogturtle--

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4 months ago#6
Muffinz0rz posted...
I 100% refuse to click tinyurl or any url shortener. Too much potentially going wrong to be worth the risk.

Tinyurl, and any other shortener intended for legitimate uses, has a preview feature to show you the URL after you click it but before it directs you there. Only sketchy no-name sites try to hide the addresses; they usually implicitly want people to use them for malicious purposes. Tinyurl is safe.

The issue of banned words appearing in randomly generated URLs (such as Youtube links) is unfortunate, but there's no easy way to solve it. You can't simply let them pass just because they're in a URL, because then you're also allowing links to sites that put those words into their URLs on purpose (random example, a news headline containing a slur).

I know it's a minor inconvenience but just use a shortener.
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User Info: Notti

Notti
4 months ago#7
Maybe GameFAQs can auto detect the word and auto censor it?

Like you paste from youtube


httpp://youtube.com/watch?v=SKSDcensoredwordOIS


and on the forums it shows as


httpp://youtube.com/watch?v=SKSD**********OIS


But the link still is clickable to the correct video?

I'll sign, because I have had issues with article links having censored words in them.
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Megaman Omega
4 months ago#8
*signs*

The way that banned words are handled and the actual banlist are completely archaic and need an overhaul anyway.
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User Info: -hotdogturtle--

-hotdogturtle--
4 months ago#9
Megaman Omega posted...
The way that banned words are handled ... completely archaic

What is wrong with it outside of this extremely obscure situation? They let you uncensor it and type banned words freely and they stillI found a way to keep it clean for younger users that doesn't affect anything on your end.
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FarplaneDragon
4 months ago#10
I'm guessing your best bet on this one would be to send in a feedback ticket directly.

https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/feedback?type=20
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