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I like to hope that LJ has their hearts in the right place, I do...but seriously?

Banned Interest Terms

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I'm told this is done by "substring search"--so certain root words are blocked, and every derivative that includes them. There are two categories: blocked words, and blocked combinations. If you search for one of the blocked terms, you get a message that says:

Error
Sorry, we're unable to help you find users matching the interests you've provided.
instead of the the normal list of comms & journals, or note that nobody has this interest, but you could start a comm with it or add it to your journal.

The combinations seem to attempt to address child/incest sexuality issues; the others seem selected to address racism and certain WWII issues.

The intent: Block the objectionable terms, and new interests people make that attach the objectionable terms to a new word.
The result: Hundreds of innocuous interests are blocked from search.

Among the blocked terms are:
crackerjacks,doo-wop music, hospices, baby grapes, Rollercoaster Tycoon, wharfage,suspicions, unisex baby clothes, beaneries, despicable liars,pedagogics, pachinko games, spice girls, gobbledegook.

Intentionally blocked are:
childrape, sex with little girls, kiddie porn, niggers, kikes, god hatesfags, gook killers, ragheads, fucking your mother, heil hitler, stupidgooks, kkk.














more here

I think they have the best intentions, I do...but like much of LJs recent shananingans, it fails in execution.

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