It would be really helpful if we could get some useful assistance when the gallery flags a description due to a "Disallowed" word, perhaps by highlighting it.
It is extremely frustrating to be unable to pinpoint what the problem is when none of the words used could be considered to be inappropriate.
This has been ongoing and really needs some attention.
Thank you for considering.
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@MenaBuchner That sounds like a great suggestion! You've got my 'me too' and 'XP'!
Tip: Just in case it's of any use to you, I thought I'd share a method of troubleshooting for the 'disallowed word' that I've used.
Problem is that sometimes it's a flagged term that's a 'naughty' term in other cultures, or there's some other reason that makes no sense to us. So...
If you put the whole description in a text editor and add one word or phrase at a time and try to save until you find the word that triggered the 'disallowed word' warning.
@MenaBuchnerand @SheriGR I agree and also clicked "Me too". I have talked to people who couldn't even upload Sims with their own real life last name! But @SheriGR is right in that you never know what word is offensive in another language or country. There are even problems with some terms within the same language ! For example, there are some English terms that are fine to use in the United States, but not in Great Britain.
@MenaBuchner, you bring up some good points. But I think part of the problem also comes from slang words. There are people of all ages who play the Sims, and even if you only take into consideration players from the U.S. over all the decades represented, there are a lot of slang words and phrases that are probably taken into consideration. There are also regional differences to take into consideration as well!
But I'm just explaining why it probably is the way it is. I do think that some of the disallowed words should be allowed , especially if they are in familiar names or concepts. I've seen some pretty ridiculous things that were disallowed!
@MenaBuchner, yes totally! I can't figure out what the censor didn't like in your text! You can't correct your mistake if you don't know what it is!
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@MenaBuchner I typed this (below) into a description and cannot get the warning to come up. I have a few questions/thoughts.
This is what I was trying in the description:
Create 2 households, male & female Upload to the gallery by 13th Feb #NoCC Use #LoveMatchMB #ValentinesDay #GalleryChallenge From other entries, select a #LoveInterest for either 1 of your Sims (or both!) & make a match. Post your #LoveMatchMB on Twitter (Tag me!) & the gallery (give full credit to the creator of your partner!) on the 14th Feb, stating why they make a good #LoveMatchMB & let's celebrate this February!
Is yours exactly the same? Can you paste your description in a reply so I can try it exactly as-is?
Something I was going to experiment with was to remove duplicate tags, in case the system is flagging duplicate identical tags as spamming (especially #LoveMatchMB, since it's there 3 times).