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Why does ATS censor the word window for me all the time?

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posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 04:08 PM

Almost every time I type the word window in a post all I see is an underscore.

posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 04:10 PM
a reply to: ZeroReady

It's obvious we just hate windowz...


posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 04:10 PM
a reply to: ZeroReady

If you do it without a . after you are good, window

Something to do with a coding issue or something.

posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 04:15 PM
a reply to: ZeroReady
The answer is that you must never end your sentences standing by the window.
Always walk away from the window first, and then you will be safe from snipers and automatic censors.

posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 04:17 PM
Maybe Apple owns a share in ATS...

posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 04:27 PM
a reply to: Sremmos80

Thank you, I see it's the period after the word now. Man, all those sentences I won't be able to end with window now...

posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 04:58 PM

posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 05:04 PM
a reply to: JHumm

Window .

posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 05:28 PM

Did mine work?

posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 06:00 PM
If they allowed it before you know cats and dogs will start living in sin...

posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 06:05 PM

posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 07:01 PM

Fort Meade has 18 acres of mainframe computers underground. You're talking to your wife on the phone and you use the word "bomb", "president", "Allah", any of a hundred keywords, the computer recognizes it, automatically records it, red-flags it for analysis. That was 20 years ago.

Enemy of the State - 1998

Nowadays, those hundred keywords are recognized on the internet.

W_i_n_d_o_w_s is on top of that list.

Good Luck.

posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 08:57 PM
We're trying to block the word to keep from giving the aliens that monitor the site any ideas. If we say it too often, they'll come check out your windows, and who knows where things will go from there.

posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 09:08 PM
It's the same reason casinos do not have any windows from the gambling floor. If you look out the window you will see the sun coming up and immediately realize that you should probably sign off ATS and go to bed. We'd like to avoid that.

posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 09:47 PM
a reply to: SonoftheSun

What a great movie that was! I didn't realize that was that long ago. One can only guess what they are capable of now. Makes me afraid to look out the window.

posted on Jul, 27 2014 @ 09:16 AM
That explains me
Seeing '_' in my post
clicking on >edit
Seeing the word window at the end of my sentence
click >reply

Repeat to distraction.

In my post I said
'.............pumped bullets through the window(.)
So I actually thought it was some weird -anti violence description filter-
"I know, I know... I'm a dufus -

But thanks for clearing up that one

Now that I'm here, are there any other word/period cases to avoid?

Or have the sitebuilders included any 'Easter Eggs' in the source code?
Maybe if you type in a combo of words a new secret site area opens up?
- a secret society of conspiracy theorists (the irony)

Or those who make the effort and work out the correct word combo code get to see Skeptic Overlord and his minions -I mean mods (pbut) out of their 'human suits'
In all their tentacled extra terrestrial glory!

I've said too much...........
I've got to go..
There's someone at the _.

posted on Jul, 27 2014 @ 09:18 AM

Edit to add: Just looked out the window, and the sun is, indeed, coming up.
edit on 7/27/2014 by seagull because: (no reason given)

posted on Jul, 29 2014 @ 09:49 AM
window (lower case) with a period right after it can be used to hijack your browser through JavaScript. Although you can't include JavaScript in a post (well, you can, but it won't run,) this isn't likely to happen, but I presume that SO coded against the possibility by not allowing the keyword, when paired with a period, to come back from the server.

This works: Window.
This works: window .
This doesn't: window.

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