Topic-icon Issue with the profantity filter

14 Jul 2020 09:15 #47175 by mooseantlers
mooseantlers created the topic: Issue with the profantity filter
I was just using the in game chat; after mentioning a popular online series "The Big Lez Show" typing this tripped your game's profanity filter. To further investigate, I typed the word "lesbian" and was promptly muted. Please fix this issue; lesbian is not a nasty word. Lesbians are a part of the LGBTQ community, and to consider the entire lesbian identity as a profane word is frankly rather offensive to LGBTQ players like myself. I truly hope that this is simply a coding oversight rather than something deliberate. Notably, "gay" didn't trip the profanity filter in the same way.

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14 Jul 2020 16:28 - 14 Jul 2020 19:02 #47176 by sp0ck
sp0ck replied.
Hi mooseantlers,

thank you for your post. This is quite a delicate topic.

Putting the word gay and lesbian on the blacklist is a result of many player (male and female) complains.

Even me - as a tolerant heterosexual - I'm not amused, if I get called a gay by another player - where the intention clearly is an insult.

... you're right, that "gay" as a word can be tricked out a bit as these 3 letters can also co-exist in words with a completely different meaning. "lesbian" is totally unique - so it always triggers.

My advise is to keep those topics out of the chat - or try to rewrite it with more neutral words: the words homosexual and homophobic are not on the blacklist for example.

Sorry for any inconveniences. We hope that you still enjoy PokerTH.

Kind regards

EDIT: I removed the word "lez" from the list, as it really seems odd to me without a deeper context.
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