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italki should hire Sepideh and Aliph as their Chief Investigators...Mystery Solved

First... Please excuse me for posting multiple discussions on this page, but I really must post what follows.


italki should hire Sepideh and Aliph as chief investigators.


From Sepideh

From a discussion started by Sepideh two days ago which asked us what our favourite movie was:

And I noticed that you repeated this word in one of my discussions (2 days ago):
https://www.italki.com/discussion/165637
2001: A space (Od****y)...


From Aliph

It is always the same word that triggers the algorithms of banning. The name of Homer’s epic poem (not the Iliad), the name of one of the most famous films of Stanley Kubrick, the name of a current TV series, the name of a documentary film of Swiss-Iraqi filmmaker Samir, the word that describes a long adventurous journey.


Then... 20 minutes later, a message from Raffaele at itaki support that said that I used a blocked word (but didn't indicate where I used the word or when I used the word).


So, I believe (my best guess) it was an algorithm that noticed the blocked word and automatically deactivated the account because that word has been used in the past by hackers.

Feb 15, 2018 4:35 PM
Comments · 12
That is just lazy coding.
February 15, 2018

This twice happening caused whenever I hear the name of '' Ma***had'' (One of the popular city of Iran) reminds me deactivation :) 

I just was thinking about people from this city! that is enough they just say: I am from Ma***had and their account will be deactivated immediately...


February 15, 2018
IN Russian we call this
Здравствуй, жопа, Новый год!

which literally means:
"Hello, arse, New year!"

One of things to say after a surprising [tiresome] mishappening.
February 15, 2018
Nice to see you back, Richard.
February 15, 2018

It's good to see you back, Richard.

One of your upvotes is from me.

February 15, 2018
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