Disabling the language filter in PMs

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CaptFirePanda
Is there any way to disable the language filter for private messages? I realize that posting certain words to the general public should not be allowed, but in private messages this would seem to be something of personal preference.

No clue if vBulletin actually supports this or not, but I thought I'd ask.


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There is a language filter?
 
  • #4
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Yes, it takes out all of the u's people might insert into words like "color", "armor", etc...
 
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"Color and armor aren't words, silly.
 
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DaveC426913
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"Color and armor aren't words, silly.

Don't you mean ain't words? :wink:
 
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I speak English proper like.
 
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I wish we had an automatic text-speak filter. :smile:
 
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I wish we had an automatic text-speak filter. :smile:

ikr?
 
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Ryan_m_b
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I wish we had an automatic text-speak filter. :smile:
I wish we had an automatic crackpot filter...
 
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I only come for the crackpots.
 
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"Color and armor aren't words, silly.

So you're saying if they are not spelled "colour" or "armour", they are not words? Well, that's true for British English. I take it that you think American English is not legitimate. We say "estrogen" you and say "oestrogen".
 
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That's exactly what I'm saying.
 
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So you're saying if they are not spelled "colour" or "armour", they are not words? Well, that's true for British English. I take it you think American English is not legitimate. We say estrogen you and say oestrogen.
Clearly he was making a joke SW.
 
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Glad someone can pick up on humoUr.
 
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You say "about", I say "aboot".
 
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Let's continue our jokes privately. That way you can curse and I won't get taken so literally.
 
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Me fail English? That's unpossible!
 
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So you're saying if they are not spelled "colour" or "armour", they are not words? Well, that's true for British English. I take it that you think American English is not legitimate. We say "estrogen" you and say "oestrogen".
That would be "spelt" not spelled. :tongue2:
 
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That would be "spelt" not spelled. :tongue2:
I had some spelt once. Blegh.

Sounds like a cartoon name don't it?

Hey it's the Spelt and Flax Show! They're so zany!
 
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Weird. I don't think I've ever seen the word "spelt" before. Of course, it doesn't freak me out as much as the spelling "gaol", which I first saw a few years ago. I had a hard time believing it.

What's up with those graphs on that web page? The frequency of the word "spelled" is about 0.0005%, i.e. 1 in 200 000. I doubt that you have to read 200000 books to find the word "spelled" once, so what do they mean? That if you check all the words in all the books, 1 out of every 200000 words is "spelled"? That seems like a really bad way of measuring what spelling is more popular, because the word isn't going to be spelled both ways in the same book. Seems like it would make more sense to count the number of authors that use "spelled" and compare it to the number who use "spelt".
 
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Weird. I don't think I've ever seen the word "spelt" before. Of course, it doesn't freak me out as much as the spelling "gaol", which I first saw a few years ago. I had a hard time believing it.

The spelling of gaol is fine. It's when I found out that I was pronouncing it all wrong that I got really freaked out.
 
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Weird. I don't think I've ever seen the word "spelt" before.
I see it used here all of the time by British and Australian members.
 

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