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Message 1805 of 5796 (852292)
05-08-2019 7:04 PM
Reply to: Message 1799 by AZPaul3
05-08-2019 6:30 PM


Re: Former Federal Prosecutors on Obstruction
AZPaul3 writes:
(Some of the words, **** "hstn," that get chewed up by the Mad Censor, make no sense at all)._
I agree. This seems a bit much. But, it's not my house.
When a word like "hate" is added to someone's disallowed word list and evasion is attempted by using, for example, "h-ate", then it is necessary to replace "hate" in the disallowed word list with a regular expression. But regular expressions can be overly inclusive.
The regular expression for "hate" is "(?<=\W)h\S?a\S?t\S?e\S*", which also matches "hasten", the word Faith was trying to use. The reason for the "*" on the end of the regular expression is to also match "hates" and "hateful" and so forth. If someone can improve on this regular expression please message me.

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Message 1970 of 5796 (852853)
05-18-2019 11:25 AM
Reply to: Message 1936 by Chiroptera
05-16-2019 1:28 PM


Re: The joke's getting old
Chiroptera writes:
...best **** for people who....
Can we remove this absurd "censoring" now? It really seems a bit petty and kind of annoying even to some people who aren't Faith.
A few weeks ago when Faith's posts across several threads began to be dominated by disparaging comments about fellow participants instead of about the topic, I decided to try adding words to Faith's disallowed words list to see if it would help. Whenever Faith made a disparaging personal comment I would add the relevant words to her list of disallowed words. Within a short time much more of Faith's messages were about the topic instead of about the people discussing the topic.
In other words, it seems to work. Here are some excerpts from Faith posts from before I began populating her disallowed words list:
You're either illiterate or a liar.
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What is with you idiots...
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...YOU EVIL LYING CREEP.
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I DON'T NEED A LIST YOU JERK, TRUMP IS CLEARLY REFERRING TO PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT WHITE SUPREMACISTS, YOU IDIOT LYING CREEP.
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TRUMP WAS VERY CLEAR THAT HE WAS NOT TALING ABOUT WHITE SUPREMACISTS NO MATTER WHAT YOU LEFTIST LYING CREEPS THINK.
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Liar. Evil lying leftist creep. The Left came there without a permit and contributed to the violence you evil lying Leftist creep. Liar, idiot, creep, liar liar liar.
WHAT TRUMP SAID WAS VERY CLEAR AND VERY REJECTING OF WHITE SUPREMACISTS YOU LYING LEFTIST CREEP.
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iDIOT.
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THAT IS MORONIC...YOU BLITHERING IDIOTS.
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...YOU BLITHERING IDIOT,...
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...YOU MISERABLE LYING LEFTIST MORON.
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Hey idiot!
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YOU BLITHERING IDIOT.
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WHAT I WANT TO KNOW IS IF THERE ARE ANY HONEST LEFTISTS HERE WHO SEE THE TRUTH, OR IS EVERYBODY A TRUMP-HATING IDIOT WHO CAN'T SEE BEYOND HIS STUPID BIAS? THAT'S THE CHOICE, AN IDIOT OR A COWARD WHO WON'T SUPPORT THE TRUTH.
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...YOU BLITHERING IDIOT,...
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What a typical lying Leftist shyster you are...YOU NEED A SMACK TO THE HEAD THAT WOULD KNOCK YOU DOWN. ALL YOU BLITHERING LEFTIST IDIOTS NEED THAT SMACK.
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LIAR, DISGUSTING LYING SLANDERER CREEP. APPARENTLY THAT IS THE ONLY KIND OF LEFTIST THERE IS. I WON'T HOLD MY BREATH FOR ANYONE TO COME ALONG WHO KNOWS THE TRUTH. YUCK. YOU PEOPLE ARE VILE.
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...YOU MISERABLE LEFTIST IDIOT.
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YOU...ARE THE LIARS WHO TWIST WORDS TO SUPPORT YOUR IDIOTIC CLAIMS...AND ALL THE REST OF YOU ARE ALSO LYING WRETCHES WHO HAVE NO INTEGRITY WHATEVER. WHAT A COLLECTION OF COCKROACHES EVC HAS ASSEMBLED. BLECH!
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YOU LEFTISTS JUST MAKE ANYTHING UP, DON'T YOU? NOT A SHRED OF INTEGRITY. IT FEELS GOOD TO SHOUT, YOU IDIOT, FAR BETTER THAN JUST TAKING THE CRAP QUIETLY.
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I HATE LEFTISTS WITH A PASSION, I HATE LYING ANTI-TRUMPERS WHO MAKE UP CRAP AND HAVEN'T AN IOTA OF INTEGRITY. YES I HATE HATE HATE ALL OF THAT,...
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YOU'VE JUST ADDED A NEW LAYER OF IDIOCY TO THE BASIC IDIOCY.
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God may punish me but I can't wait until He punishes the lying Leftists here which should be pretty dramatic. The sooner the better.
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It's really amazing how none of you can tell the truth about ANYTHING...stay stupid.
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Idiot.
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I hate Leftists with a passion but that means I hate what they think. I hate the whole gaggle of Leftists, not individuals in particular but the whole blighted thinking pattern that is Leftism.
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I'm hating LeftISM instead of LeftISTS,...
Sorry for the length, once I got started it was hard to stop.
After that last example from Message 1536 in this thread I began adding words to Faith's disallowed words list, and gradually over the next couple weeks Faith greatly lessened the space she devoted to criticizing her fellow participants and substantially increased the space devoted to the topic. It seems to be working.
As I mentioned earlier, when you have to use regular expressions instead of plain words because someone is trying to avoid disallowed word filtering by writing, for example, "h-ate" instead of "hate", then the regular expressions can sometimes be overly inclusive. That can't be helped.
I have never abandoned EvC's original goal of achieving constructive debate that through moderation stays focused on topic.

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Message 3577 of 5796 (867282)
11-23-2019 12:29 AM
Reply to: Message 3565 by JonF
11-22-2019 7:05 PM


Re: whistleblower analogy the stupid GOP needs to understand
I was able to make Message 3563 work using [img] tags. I think Facebook isn't happy if you remove their arguments after the "?", because when I plug that URL into the browser I get the message "Bad URL timestamp". I'm on vacation and so can't verify this right now, but I suspect that when my JavaScript code attempts to validate the image URL that it is getting back the "Bad URL timestamp" message instead of a "valid image" indication.
The "Image Not Found" image is intended to be a more visible version of the standard broken image symbol. I wanted a more visible version because when scanning through old messages with broken images I often wouldn't notice them, and I like to at least make an attempt to find another copy of the image somewhere if I can. The "Image Not Found" version makes broken images much easier to detect.

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Message 4294 of 5796 (870317)
01-16-2020 8:35 PM
Reply to: Message 4225 by Theodoric
01-12-2020 5:46 PM


Re: Two Questions
Theodoric writes:
Double post.
Percy, happened when I was posting from my phone. Since there is lag on cell connection I hit post twice.
Is it possible to disable Javascript on your browser/phone combo?

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Message 4580 of 5796 (870965)
01-26-2020 9:13 PM
Reply to: Message 4295 by dwise1
01-16-2020 9:08 PM


Re: Two Questions
I missed some posts around this time, just noticed this one. Thanks for letting me know. I'll be investigating this sometime soon.
I don't understand why the current solution isn't working. It's a client side approach. Unless I discover that that approach is actually good conceptually but just has a bug a or two, I'll have to switch to a server side solution.
I implemented my original fix for double posting a long while back, but quickly discovered it didn't always work. When I fixed it a couple months ago I did some research and discovered that my original approach should have worked. I had basically done it the same way everyone else did. But I added a couple fail safes and figured that would do it, but apparently they don't work either. I'm curious what I'll find out.
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