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So, I searched on this system for prohibited words and found that this hasn't been fixed.

What words are prohibited? "Fanbase" was highlighted the first time, so I removed that part. But now it doesn't tell me. This is my first attempt to review movies on your site. 

This doesn't make me want to try again.

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Really, Jane? You don't recognize both obvious four letter prohibited words? Or was your post meant to shock and scorn those who find these words offensive and not belonging in a meaningful review. I seriously doubt you need our help in locating them.
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Oh. I didn't think that would be an issue. If it were, I'd expect them to be highlighted in the same way other prohibited words were. Or use a different error message, since "fanbase" was also called prohibited.

Based on the number of posts I found in the search, many other people have difficulty identifying what words are prohibited.

But thanks for assuming I'm just trying to "shock and scorn" people. Maybe, just maybe, other people have a different view on the use of four letter words.
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Maybe they do but generally they aren't free sites posting to the general public.

If you check the Reviews Guidelines, here: http://www.imdb.com/help/search?domai...

You will not they clearly set out NOT to include "profanities or obscenities". I think it is fairly clear those two words qualify.
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I just tested using the word fanbase in a review. It was not listed as a prohibited word but as a spelling mistake. The actual message was:
There appear to be spelling mistakes in your review. Some suggestions have been made if you wish to correct them, but you do not need to do so to submit your review. Select the correct words from the dropdown menus and they will be replaced for you
When I add the 4-letter word I get another message above that one, that just states :
Your review contains prohibited words.
You apparently took that as a header to the spelling error, but it is not; it is a separate error. Note that the spelling error proper is bolded, just like the prohibited words one; it simply has an explanation following the error.
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Thanks David, that's exactly what happened. It's still frustrating that prohibited words aren't highlighted, but I can think of some reasons why producing a full list would be counter productive.

It's interesting that when I put the "four letter word" into search, I get a list of movies with that word uncensored, but user reviews cannot use it.
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I guess that could be a bit perplexing.  However, users using it in the interactive areas would likely be using it in an abusive manner.

A title, though, is a title.  It is what it is and the database needs to be accurate.  Censoring titles wouldn't go over too well.

As to highlighting...I guess it would help.  Spelling errors and expletives are a bit different though.  In the case of a misspelled word, it's a good bet that the person doesn't know it's misspelled and needs it pointed out.  One would normally know when she's used the F-word though.  I can't see how someone could get that message and not know what it's referring to, though.
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Maybe you'd be surprised how many people use expletives in daily language and not take any note of it. I honestly didn't. After thinking "fanbase" was prohibited, and seeing the number of questions about "what word(s) are prohibited in my review?!" I assumed there were just odd words that couldn't be used.

Sort of like when you miss the the duplicated word after reading it half a dozen times.
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Maybe you'd be surprised how many people use expletives in daily language
No.  I hear it.  I just would never expect it in a film review and see no need for it.

Maybe you'd be surprised to know that just because a lot of people do it, it's not widely considered acceptable behavior.  And since children use this site, and since it's a violation of the Terms and Conditions you agree to when you use the site, it's even less acceptable (in fact, since it violates the T&C's you could have your input removed and account disabled).

I am not sure who raised or educated you but if you cannot write a simple movie review without dropping F-bombs, perhaps you should find a different hobby.  Since you're suggesting you use expletives without taking any note of it, you might consider that it only makes you look bad.  In case you don't care what people think of you, consider that a good percentage of people won't take you seriously and hear what you're saying...and isn't that the point of offering an opinion via reviews?

Anyway...good luck to you!
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Wow. I find your assumptions about me, without knowing more, more offensive than a couple swear words.

There are people who are well raised, well educated, with excellent jobs who swear on a daily basis. I'm one, I'm married to one, and I work with many others.

Cheers.
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Really? You see no difference between conversations with friends and colleagues (no matter their background) and submitting a review to a major website to be published? Your language should always be tailored to your audience. Would you use such language with your minister or a child? As my grandmother was wont to say, "Ain't you got no raisin's?". Of course she wouldn't have used even such benign words in an article meant for publication.
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Really? You see no difference between conversations with friends and colleagues (no matter their background) and submitting a review to a major website to be published?
Did I say that? Though really, it's a fan review. It's an informal opinion platform for any average joe that wants to toss his two cents in. Seems like a casual setting to me.
Your language should always be tailored to your audience.
Did I say it shouldn't be? 
Would you use such language with your minister or a child? 
I have neither. 
Of course she wouldn't have used even such benign words in an article meant for publication.
I don't think "benign" is the word you're looking for. 

I'm done with this. So far DavidAH_Ca is the only person to not make offensive assumptions about my character or intelligence. What a toxic community.
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more to the point, WHAT MOVIE is this in relation to? please... :)