FIX THE CHAT RESTRICTIONS! Ease up on the filters for chatting with your team.
A team with almost no filters is called
There is a Brilliance restriction, but we make exceptions!😊
While they’ve gone to accepting every chat post & inserting asterisks for their taboo words, I learned very early to copy my text before trying to send it. That way when it was getting bounced back to me (maybe some ppl still have this version of the app; ppl on my team have dif versions of the app), I just paste & tweak what I think may be upsetting chat. This sometimes worked right from the jump but other times it took a while. Sometimes I could say the exact words but would have to send it in one sentence at a time. If anyone is still experiencing bounce back, try copy paste so you don’t have to remember just what you said but rather can adjust it after you paste. Just a thought; trying to be helpful to those out there still dealing with persnickety chat.
I totally agree. I really dislike typing a paragraph only to have it rejected because of a word like [the other word for photo].
WHY WOULD THEY DO THAT
Lmao 😂 I think they really need to do that or there will be lots of people putting 1 Star ⭐️ on this game 😔😏🙄🤔😮😦😲🙂😩😞
Charlie 🤦🏼♀️🤦🏼♀️🤦🏼♀️ Hi ho Silver, awayyy! How did I miss that? I’m usually great at trivia. I’m getting old- and now slinking away in embarrassment 🙇🏼♀️ Urgh, very fast slinking into self loathing as I knew it was Roy’s horse. *covers pulled back up over head*
The Lone Ranger's horse was named Silver. Trigger was Roy Rogers horse. But whatever...
I find it interesting that we can’t use the word wine in the chat, yet it is a word in the puzzle
Ty TippyToes. I agree with Tippy- they don’t read anything said here & you need to go directly to contacting devs. I created a topic about the dumbed down dictionary & it still hasn’t shown so I guess they didn’t approve it.
I did however, get another email, this time polite & coherent, when I contacted them about the dumb down dictionary. She apologized profusely & said it seems some players had their app default back to original dictionary but that they are working to fix this and add more dictionaries as quickly as they can. This email was from Sarah & she was very nice & addressed my concerns adequately.
Sorry to hi jack a topic on chat restrictions but also agree that innocent words on their own have either always been flagged from the jump or where in a post that gets reported repetitively therefore main words in the post are just all asterisks now. I’ll deal with that rather than it refusing to post it at all. We’ve found creative ways to get around taboo words. But I don’t know if they’ll ever let up based on what Tippy(?) said about protecting the younger ones or threats etc.
Captnemo, send the game makers an email under the the “send us a message” section on the main support page voicing your concerns. They don’t read these forum topic areas.
Please ease chat restrictions. It is getting to be excessive, hindering team communication and team cooperation, especially during tournaments. Thank you.
Lee-Ann Kenyon, Racial, some violent, vulgar words amongst others are filtered in addition to words that get repeated reported by players. Yes, the chat is “biased” in that sense, but racial and religious words can also be the most abused, too.
They are protecting us from ourselves and them from complaints as well as being able to maintain the rating for the game.
It is frustrating for those of us who try to act responsibly, but, unfortunately, not everyone does.
I wouldn’t take the chat restrictions too personally because EVERYONE can find something about the restrictions that annoys them or makes them feel personally targeted.
Lee-Ann Kenyon commented
I went to use the word negro and it wasn't accepted as a star word. This seems biased to me.
Team, part of the issue with the chat restrictions is it has been tailored to prevent solicitation and abuse of minors (noble intentions) with the collateral damage being otherwise innocent words on their own are flagged. Unfortunately, words that a child predator might use to groom an unsuspecting minor seem to be caught in the middle of this (ie “special”).
There has to be a balance somewhere, but, in the grand scheme of things, personally I would err on the side of caution of protecting minors. For me the trade off is coming up with creative workarounds for these otherwise harmless words.
I foresee this being a ongoing issue—for now, try to make lemonade with the lemons 🍋 we’ve been given until they come up with a better way of monitoring/filtering the chats.
I am resending this note as your reply did not respond to the question of censoring in the Chat tool between team members. our team of 50 people were every discouraged and feel you are ignoring our concerns.
Resending my note below:
Our team are unhappy with the level of censorship we are encountering in the Chat tool. It has caused us to be unable to express simple instructions to new players about how the game works.
For example, yesterday the word "special" was starred out of a chat about special thanks to a team member for being helpful.
Today someone was trying to say that team members who were unable to contribute to this weekends tournament should be given a "pass" and not kicked off the team. The word "pass" was censored.
Is there a list of censored words, phrases? Or a person or algorithm?
Please reply by addressing the problem,
Julian, thanks for the update. Don’t give up—if they can do something with chat restrictions in a few weeks time, I’m sure they can remedy the dictionary problem much quicker.
You are not alone in your displeasure with the dictionary; I’m sure they will get the hint (maybe we need to give them 5 hints before they help us, though 😊).
Chat restrictions have changed just last night (as have bringing back the restrictive dumbed down dictionary). Now if they don’t like a word or shorthand you say, they let it post but will substitute asterisks ** for words that are stricken such as phone 📱 (mobile device) or even the Lone Ranger’s horse’s name, Trigger (if you see asterisks there, I didn’t do it; they did)!
I created a post in feedback giving heads up about being back to the dumbed down dictionary so we’ll see if they let it through. I contacted them directly about my & my teams grave disappointment in detail & while direct, I remained polite. They responded “we’re glad you’re enjoying our new dictionary feature.” Clearly they didn’t read jack, which I told them, though again, politely. My fav app for years & I may have to dump it but as a team leader of a very happy undefeated team since team inception, I can’t do that to them. Though if they become disenchanted with the app updates & decide to leave, Ive no choice but to do the same. Took me a long arduous time to build this team, it’d be a true shame.
Hey Jodi,just curious, any luck freeing your name from the chat restrictions?
Yes, unblock my name please! 🙏🏻😩🤔