Frequently Asked Questions

This is a single FAQ from the MetaFilter FAQ.

My post or comment got an error that begins "Your comment includes the word [x]" and I can't post it.

There are some words that are so harmful that including them, even to criticize them or quote someone else, is not permitted on Metafilter. If you get this error, rewrite your text so it does not include the word, or, if you're quoting, blank out all or part of that word before posting.

You can see the list of banned words here (content warning: slurs). If you think a particular word should be added to the list, please contact us.
(tags: ) January 14, 2013 - back to questions