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Understanding the family filter at ATW

 11:07 pm on Jan 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

While Google offers three options for setting the family filters, ATW only offers only two: on or off.

All portal partners I've checked haver per default the filter set to on.

The problem however is this filter seems to have become considerably stricter.

For a site I'm promoting, which is not adult material but uses lots of vocabulry which also might be used in the adult industrie, I had until the last partial update all pages showing with the filter set to on.

Now none of the pages are showing.

The question arises if I accidentally hit a phrase which is present on all my pages, or if this filter is applied site wide?
So that if one of the pages trips into the filter the site per se gets flagged?

Any insights?



 11:13 am on Jan 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

I think the ATW filter is site wide.

(now you know why I get high blood pressure when I see a little too colorful language in msgs).

Often, that very same filter or process is what the corporate crowds put into their intranets, or into the cyber nanny filters on pc's. You really have to be careful what you put on a page or cloak it off.


 3:32 pm on Jan 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

>I think the ATW filter is site wide

Yep, confirmed. Exchanged one page, and with a couple of days delay all pages are back into the family friendly realm.

So people, careful with your wording - it's strict.


 3:39 pm on Jan 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

Is there a list of words/phrases to watch out for anywhere?


 3:44 pm on Jan 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

Not that I knew of. I guess it's not just a simple list, but rather a algo looking for combinations, densities and such.
Putting up a list would open the field for anybody to circumvent the filter easily.


 5:34 pm on Jan 31, 2003 (gmt 0)

I recall Brett mentioning that something as generic as "exotic" would get flagged by a content filter as adult related. Anyone know of other words to stay away from?


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