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Asked: Nov 21 '13 at 04:26

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Last updated: Oct 02 '14 at 02:07

Following on from my comments regarding the profanity scanning issue, please list below (as answers) words you wish to have whitelisted by the scanner. If the word is rarely used in an offensive/aggressive manner then it will be whitelisted.

A number of words that have been raised on Inward Quest previously have already been whitelisted so please check first before listing them below.

asked Nov 21 '13 at 04:26

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Simon Templeton ♦♦

edited Nov 21 '13 at 04:29

The word "Crap"


answered Nov 21 '13 at 04:27

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Simon Templeton ♦♦

This word is not going to be whitelisted. While in the US, it seems that some consider this to be everyday language now, in the UK, it it still generally considered to be a vulgar unnecessary word

(Nov 21 '13 at 04:28) Simon Templeton ♦♦

lol Your answer made me laugh & laugh. Simon, no one in the US says crap. I don't know where you got your info; but it's not true. I can't recall the last time I heard the word crap spoke out loud. In the US, we say $#*! or shoot..

(Nov 21 '13 at 09:58) ele


Presumably, this word is in the filter because it can refer to a sexual practice. There are many other legitimate uses for it. See


answered Oct 01 '14 at 16:57

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edited Oct 01 '14 at 16:57

@Vesuvius This has been added to the whitelist

(Oct 02 '14 at 02:07) Simon Templeton ♦♦

I just wanted to say how much I appreciate the changes you made to the profanity scanner. Taking the time to whitelist words & not seeing hash tags any more will make my visits more enjoyable.

@Catherine is absolutely correct when she said "using profanity lowers your vibration." It even lowered my vibration when my attention was drawn to the words which were hash tagged over & over. Not an excuse; but I think the hash tags did contribute greatly to my change in mood when on IQ.

The hash symbols were ugly, harsh, too large & attention getting. Whenever I clicked on a question the first thing I would see when I viewed the page were these big ugly hash tags drawing my attention to an expletive. Before, I hardly noticed the words & easily skimmed over them. A bunch of hash tags were like looking at a puzzle that I thought I needed to solve. Or in other words I have an unnatural aversion to hash tags which I was not aware of until now.

Brilliant idea replacing the hash tags with asterisks. Now that you substituted cute calming snow flake like, small tranquil star shaped asterisks for hash tags ~ I no longer have an issue. I'm not drawn to the words like I was when I saw hash tags. I hardly notice the asterisks at all & quickly skim over the words like I used to. I no longer spend time trying to figure out what the word is. Thank - you!

As for a "watch list" ~ you were telling me the truth. I thought since my words weren't being hash tagged when I wrote out an answer w/o being logged on ~ I had to be on a watch list. I now know why the software does it prior to me posting. For me, it's a very good thing since I have uncanny ability to pick innocent words which unbeknownst to me have another meaning, which is embarrassing..

Thanks again ~ I appreciate all you've done....


I didn't realize how much profanity affected my vibration. In my real world people don't use curse words. I'm surrounded by people who rarely need to utter an expletive & would consider it rude to do so in public. I have lots of teens & 20 some years old in my life & they don't swear around me & I've never had to ask any of them not to. Even when people use profanity when they are down ~ it infects me...... We all know how moods can be contagious. Words can be contagious & infectious as well.


answered Dec 20 '13 at 00:34

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edited Dec 20 '13 at 01:47

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