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Known blocked terms

WARNING: This post contains words which many people may find disturbing or offensive. People who read this post aloud may find random strangers shoving bars of soap in their mouths. Printing it out from work computers is not recommended.

As of this writing, a long list of interst terms, and all derivations of them, cannot be searched on LiveJournal. They fall into three identifiable categories:

Save the Children

This set has two parts: a "family terms" list and an "activities/interests" list. Any interest that contains one from *each* set will be unsearchable; however, all these terms are searchable on their own, and in combination with other words--just not in combination with the other set.

For example, "child porn is blocked from search, although "child" and "porn" are searchable by themselves, and "food porn" is searchable, while "weoweichildasdf5pornzzaow" is not.

Group 1: Family Terms       Group 2: Activities & Interests
aunt
baby
brother
child
dad
family
father
grandfather
grandma
grandmother   
grandpa
kid
little boy
little girl
mom
mother
prepubescent    
preteen
school
sister
teacher
uncle
underage
virgin
young
bdsm
bondage
breasts
cock
cum
cunt
dick
erotica
fetish
foreplay
fuck
kink
incest
masturbate    
masturbation    
molest
oral
orgasm
orgy
orgies
penetrate
penetration
penis
perversion
pervert
porn
prostitute
prostitution    
pussy
rape
raping
sadism
sex
sluts
sodomy
spank
stripper
stripping
tits
torture
vagina
whore

Because of this set, the following terms are unsearchable:
asexual motherhood, baby grapes, baby skinks, baby talcum powder, children's choral music, circumcising little boys, draper family, ecumenical schools, family of coral, family morals, family morality, jaunty drapes, moral brotherhood, porgy's grandma, scumbag dads, spanking in schools, stripping the gauntlet, sussex county virginia, unisex baby clothes, young grapefruit, young mayoral candidates.

However, because some very similar terms are not blocked, it's still possible to search for:
child pr0n, infant porn, father fellatio, my sister's breast, naked little girls, raping babies, screwing mothers and so on.

This seems like a very ineffective bit of blocking software.

No Bigots Allowed

This section includes racist and homophobic terms. These are all blocked, along with all their derivatives.

Nasty Epithets
beaner
chink
coon
cracker   
dago
fag
gook
kike
nigger
raghead
spic
towelhead
wop

Because of these, the following terms are blocked (apologies for not sorting them alphabetically):
CRACKER: Baby crackers, cracker barrel, cracker jacks, crackerjacks, cheese and crackers, saltine crackers, wisecracker, firecracker, christmas crackers, sesame cracker, nutcracker suite
COON: cocoons, tycoon, raccoon, coon hound, maine coon cats
DAGO: Pedagogues, solidago, dagoba chocolate, dagobah
SPIC: Spicy food, spice girls, perspicacity, aspic, allspice, jeff spicoli, hospice workers, despicable, auspices, conspicuous, suspicions, sugar and spice, spica, spiccato.
FAG: Fagin, fagus, fagioli, leafage, wharfage rates, donald fagen
WOP: Doo-wop music, swop meet, twopence

ETA: Cracker and spic have been removed from the blocked search term list.
ETA 2: Coon has been removed from the blocked search term list.

Godwin's Killfile

These are terms commonly associated with Nazi ideals.

More than 14 Words   
1488
14/88
aryan
genocide
david duke
hail victory
himmler
heil hitler
kkk
ku klux klan   
prussian blue
skinhead
stormfront
third reich
white nationalism
white power
white pride
white supremacy

This means "Armenian genocide" and "genocide awareness" and "anti-genocide" are all blocked. Anti-kkk, anti white pride, anti aryan nation, and so on are blocked.
ETA: Genocide has been removed from the blocked search term list.

So is the name "maryanne," and "indo-aryan languages."


This changelog entry from June 22, 2007 gives the source code for the blockage:

-- new hook to allow interests to be ignored in search situations

+ if (LJ::run_hook("interest_search_ignore", query => $GET{int_like} || $FORM{int_like})) {
+ return $ad . "Sorry, we're unable to help you find users matching the interests you've provided.";
+ }
Emphasis added; details on the hook "interest_search_ignore" are not available.

(Updates to this list may be at http://community.livejournal.com/ljspeaks/801.html, not here.)
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