## dmezzullo 3 years ago Ok seriously guys we have a filter in chat and messages but y dont we have one in the names there has been 2 ppl that i have inapropriate names we need to come up with a thing where there is a filter in where u sign up, I mean seriously "wingspanbutt" is that a kid friendly name?!?!?! And "BOBTHEowletGOT" Seriously we need a filter in the registration.

1. dmezzullo

@AravindG

2. dmezzullo

@uri

3. dmezzullo

@mikala1

4. dmezzullo

It gets pretty annoying when these spammers trolls whatever they r come on and mess up the chats

5. uri

Moderators can only answer this! And yes I agree there are alot of spammers

6. uri

I like your idea btw :)

7. AravindG

@dmezzullo i have seen his idea been suggested before...but i do not remember the reply to it :)

8. AravindG

*this

9. dmezzullo

Should i tag a mod?

10. AravindG

Its not required, They will surely read this.

11. AravindG

What I have to say on this is that even in chat we have only filter for a limited number of word filters .There are tons of wierd names a person can come up with ..I have examples but do not want to mention here....So its better you report a person when you see their username is not appropriate

12. dmezzullo

I do that and i talk to a mod, But it jus gets really annoying how ppl do it over and over again, Y cant they jus have a filter?!?!?! lol

13. dmezzullo

@SWAG

14. AravindG

What i am trying to say is that if we filter a word like funny for example ..the user can adjust it like f-unny or f1unny .still it is inappropriate (funny is an example lols)

15. dmezzullo

Ya but like when they blatenly do it like the two examples i put up in the question box im talking about those.

16. SWAG

Only a Admin could really answer his question, i thought that this is what confirming your email for OS was for but i guess not. They should make it a lot more strict.

17. AravindG

please do not tag mods like that @dmezzullo ....i told you they will surely take a look

18. SWAG

Do not tag them, i would remove that, especially shadow

19. dmezzullo

20. AravindG

infact shadowfiend has mentioned this many times in feed back

21. SWAG

22. SWAG

Lol @AravindG

23. AravindG

@SWAG great minds think alike :)

24. SWAG

Haha yes they do @AravindG

25. poopsiedoodle

I think I'll have to address this in my app... Anyway, great idea :)

26. dmezzullo

Lol thanks :P

27. poopsiedoodle

Then there are all the Hitlers too...

28. uri

Specially the spammers come from poopsie's school D:

29. poopsiedoodle

Nope. Alec isn't on and neither is Matt, and they're the only two that do that.

30. uri

Yes nowadays they are not getting online,I miss Alec and matt!~ :3 Tell them *Hey*

31. poopsiedoodle

$$\Huge\text{NAOOOOOOOOOO.}$$

32. dmezzullo

I kinda miss alec to spamming dmezzullo is a model lol

33. dmezzullo

lol

34. uri

But,spamming is something else,Matt was so much worried about me as to why i talk to Poopsie xD..i know he cared for me soo muchhh :3 i want him back!!

35. poopsiedoodle

That was Alec.

36. uri

Okay i WANT alec back :c

37. dmezzullo

Lol not to be disrespectful or anything but that was HILARIOUS!

38. uri

wut was?

39. tayluvsya

they just need to be kicked off

40. tayluvsya

i got spammed 60 times yesturday

41. dmezzullo

@tayluvsya Kickin em off wont help bc then they will jus log right back on.

42. tayluvsya

oh yeah i forgot @dmezzullo

43. tayluvsya

thnks for reminding me though @dmezzullo @ChemicalX @BrittanyFrench look at this

44. tayluvsya

ur just a big help @dmezzullo see ya later

45. BrittanyFrench

yeah they will just make a new account and everything..

46. tayluvsya

i just forgot for a sec

47. poopsiedoodle

#mailinator.

48. uri

49. tayluvsya

dont comment then

50. tayluvsya

js

51. SWAG

52. dmezzullo

Thats true Swag she don't know when to stop.

53. SWAG

mhm

54. poopsiedoodle

Yeah. That.

55. KingGeorge

This topic has been discussed before, and the general consensus last time, was that putting that kind of filter in for usernames would not be worth it. I'm not sure of the details, so I'll wait for the admins to get here before I try to explain things too incorrectly.

Just report the user and it will be dealt with.

57. tayluvsya

how can u delete a account

58. SWAG

Also been discussed^

59. tayluvsya

my bf needs his deleted

60. SWAG

...

lol that's ridiculous.

62. poopsiedoodle

You can't delete accounts. I think that we've been over this quite a few times now.

63. tayluvsya

srry thnks

64. blues

I second what KingGeorge says. As I understand the discussion last time it came up, filters on usernames were impractical because bad words are easily embedded in other characters - 10101*badname*10101. The search for substrings and substring variants like 10101*bandame*10101 is tougher to implement than searches on bad words picked up by the language filter. Personally, I think they should be filtered; that is mere statement of the reasons I was given why they are not. You'd need an admin to comment.

Just mah two cents, because I know everyone loves it :3 I think making a filter for names is really impractical. As Blues said, it is SO easy to go around a filter. I think if people just reported them it would really be a major issue. There are not *that* many people (proportional to everyone else joining) that create inappropriate usernames and when a mod or admin see them they take care of it.

66. poopsiedoodle

if there's no mod or admin though, then reporting will give them a community ban.

We rely on ourselves and moderators to suspend such users. We're not even convinced the filters for chat, replies, and questions are worth it. They result in two things: - The filtered versions of the words become as “bad” as the original versions anyway, so we're doing the same moderation work. - There are trivial ways around any filter that are impossible to address.

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