Making chat more user friendly

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Making chat more user friendly

Post by phoenixffyrnig » Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:37 am

There are two main problems currently (as far as I can tell).
1) the absurd profanity filter, with its inability to accept certain combinations of letters even if they are part of another word, and the red flags against some words that aren't even mildly offensive. (I couldn't use the world cluster the other day because "lust" is profane...apparently! "Mick" is not a profane name for an Irishman).
2) any comms not in English is made almost impossible by the lack of accented letters, eg ñ, é, ä, or non-English letters such as the German ß. Also being able to use basic punctuation like quotation marks and apostrophes would be useful too.

Is there anything that can be done about this? I appreciate this may not be very high on the priorities list, so I am asking if there is any way I can contribute? I have some skill with languages but pretty much zero technological ability, but if it's a case of slogging through lists or enabling this or that I would gladly help out.
I also play an RTS game called Life 8-)

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Re: Making chat more user friendly

Post by Stratego (dev) » Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:51 am

thanks!

i think you can only help in profanity filetring.

if u find a ready logic that implemented in java or kotlin where there is a method that tells me if a text is profane or not - and which word is wrong.
than i can easily implement that.

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Re: Making chat more user friendly

Post by phoenixffyrnig » Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:17 pm

Stratego (dev) wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:51 am

if u find a ready logic that implemented in java or kotlin where there is a method that tells me if a text is profane or not
Ha, I warned you...Im already lost! You'll have to pretend I'm an idiot... ;)

In idiot-speak, does this mean find from somewhere a pre designed programme compatible with java or kotlin that would censor words according to a programmable list of naughty words?

And if so, can anyone gimme any hints as to how to start?

Regarding other letters and symbols, is that not going to be an easy fix? Thanks
I also play an RTS game called Life 8-)

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