lucy24 - 9:20 pm on Jun 14, 2013 (gmt 0)
The 'language filter' works by detecting bad grammar or usage, rather than focusing on quality.
And, apparently, no attention at all to vocabulary. Last time this came up, I found it pretty hilarious that even the most technical areas of my site came in at "basic". This time it's funnier still, because I've added stuff. According to google, Volume II of Gairdner's edition of the Paston Letters (the earliest letters, cutting out in 1454) is Basic. One or two later volumes may cross the line to Intermediate.
I am relieved to find that they threw up their hands at my one offering from the Early English Text Society, and didn't even guess at a reading level. Could they not recognize it as English, although at least half the text is modern (i.e. no later than 1922)? On the same list, they didn't hesitate to offer one page that's 95% in a language google doesn't know-- and another that's 99% Italian.
Where's that "noidea" emoticon when you need it?