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May 22, 2012, 12:46am   #1
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Check the stars in this link:

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/how...omy-2012-05-22

I guess I can see why, but shouldn't there be a test for leading and/or trailing letters?
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May 22, 2012, 10:05am   #2
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Thanks for pointing it out. That word was a real ****.
May 23, 2012, 6:32pm   #3
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ok, I'm a idiot. Tell me what I'm looking for in that article?
May 23, 2012, 6:44pm   #4
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Your not looking for anything in the article. It was in the hyperlink that the stars appeared in place of some of the letters, like so: marke****ch


You can still see the Word Censor error in this post: http://forum.purseblog.com/money-tal...l#post21931263

I've seen numerous other examples of the same type of thing where some letters get ***'d out of completely innocuous words.
May 24, 2012, 7:26am   #5
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Thanks it was driving me crazy. As you can see it doesn't take much.
Jun 21, 2012, 4:38pm   #6
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There is a member whose name always gets stars in the middle whenever she is quoted, although her name shows up fine when she posts.
Jun 23, 2012, 11:22am   #7
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Along the same lines, isn't there a way to test for this kind of thing with the ad links? (Note the highlighted word)

http://forum.purseblog.com/up-to-the...l#post22210507
Jun 23, 2012, 6:26pm   #8
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Originally Posted by Echoes
Along the same lines, isn't there a way to test for this kind of thing with the ad links? (Note the highlighted word)

http://forum.purseblog.com/up-to-the...l#post22210507
That is awkward indeed. I can see if I can restrict that. Good catch!
Jun 23, 2012, 6:26pm   #9
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Originally Posted by whateve
There is a member whose name always gets stars in the middle whenever she is quoted, although her name shows up fine when she posts.

Can you point out which user please?
Jun 23, 2012, 6:55pm   #10
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Originally Posted by Vlad
Can you point out which user please?
ku****afuto

I imagine there are others with that same combination of letters.
Jun 23, 2012, 7:04pm   #11
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Originally Posted by whateve
ku****afuto

I imagine there are others with that same combination of letters.
I think this should be fixed now. Thanks!
Jun 23, 2012, 7:20pm   #12
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Originally Posted by Vlad
That is awkward indeed. I can see if I can restrict that. Good catch!
I see quite a few others in both ***s and links. I saw where some one had posted the letters N M together meaning 'nevermind' and it turned into a link for you-know-who.
Feb 4, 2013, 8:27am   #13
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Another example:

http://forum.purseblog.com/up-to-the...l#post23906512

Note the subject's last name in the quote.
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