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Badwords List Concerns

I have two quick questions concerning GSA SER's badwords list's utility.

1) If I have the word 'ass' blocked on my badwords list, will this affect the ability to post backlinks where words like 'associated,' 'assassin,' class,' etc are used? Is the program smart enough to distinguish these words as separate, or does having a-s-s close together just invalidate the ability to post there?

2) More of a personal opinion: Should I block the word 'sex'?  A lot of websites probably use the word 'Sex' in relation to gender (asking if you're male or female) during registration, while other sites obviously use it for a very different reason. Could this be costing me backlinks, or is unblocking this word not worth the potential badsites?


  • SvenSven

    1) ass will just skip everything where ass is in + its surrounded with a none alpha char. Meaning class will not math

    2) yes sex in terms of gender is skipped.

  • Using a bad words list/filter is a double edged sword. It all depends how important not posting to certain sites are to you, porn related or whatever. Using "ass" in your word filter will stop your links from being built on like say - but it will also stop links from being built on
  • Trevor_BanduraTrevor_Bandura 267,647 NEW GSA SER Verified List
    @sven I think you're wrong on that one, sorry. I have the word gspot in my list and it blocks blogspot sites.
  • SvenSven
    Thats because it matches the URL/domain. On that the thing said in 1) do not apply because you have often no dash or something like that in domain names.
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