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    Re: Need a list of banned words

    Of course I knew that....


    *runs off to look shouting thankyou as he goes*

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    Re: Need a list of banned words

    I take it you found it ok then, I know its not perfect, an early version missed off Viagra in all spelling varients so it needed modifying, but it is a good place to start.

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    Re: Need a list of banned words

    Yeh it's fine to get started thanks very much.

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    Re: Need a list of banned words

    I don't know why you all are looking for pre-set lists. I had one of my most enjoyable lunch times with the staff all trying to think up the most offensive words they could. We got a pretty good list out of it (and I think we all learnt a new word to boot!)

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    Re: Need a list of banned words

    LOL, asking teachers to do other work apart from teaching, take that lamb to slaughter

    I can imagine the fun though!

    Edit - I should learn to type better ops:

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    Re: Need a list of banned words

    Surely the big problem with any of this is that pupils are far more inventive than we are. Someone mentioned about the possible spellings of "Viagra" which weren't included in a list eg V1agra, V!agra etc.

    For any "bad" word you can come up with, the average pupil will come up with an awful lot of alternative spellings - either because they can't spell or they're trying to get round the filter.

    How much effort are you going to put into finding (eg) "v 1 a g r a" etc?

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    Re: Need a list of banned words

    Thats why it's best to use a system that looks for phrase combinations as well.

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    Re: Need a list of banned words

    As a test, we put some unusual words on the banned list just to see how many times it was typed (one of which was my surname). I was, and still am, slightly disturbed by the number of times the word "boneless" was typed in a day. I shall have to investigate when the holidays are over.

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    Re: Need a list of banned words

    BTW - dont forget the French, German, Spanish, Italian, etc spellings.


    The Support team here can Swear in 7 different languages now!


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    Re: Need a list of banned words

    Quote Originally Posted by daveyboy
    BTW - dont forget the French, German, Spanish, Italian, etc spellings.
    The pupils at my school can barely grasp the English language, let alone a foreign one!

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