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I just wanted to comment "Conspiracy over cock-up, always" on an answer, and got a popup "Contents can't contain that content".

I spent a long time trying to obfuscate the 'cock', only to discover that it was the other 'co..' word that was a no-no.

I can't quite believe this isn't a transient bug on my computer. The same comment works ok here on meta.

What's going on?

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The word "conspiracy" is blacklisted when it is at the beginning of a post or tag. I suspect that this was a mistake made when the tag was blacklisted (see https://skeptics.meta.stackexchange.com/a/525/5). The blacklist is universal, so it'll trigger also on posts and comments, not only on tags as it should.

We'll talk to someone from SE to adjust the blacklist.

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    Wait … we have a word blacklist? Uh … needless to say, I think this is a very bad idea. – Konrad Rudolph Sep 14 '12 at 8:58
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    @KonradRudolph That one is meant for stuff like spam links. The conspiracy stuff should have been in the tag blacklist, not the universal one. – Mad Scientist Sep 14 '12 at 9:00
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    @KonradRudolph yeah it's mostly for tags and temporarily used for spam URLs. I'm not sure it's ever (intentionally) been used to block words inside posts – Ben Brocka Sep 14 '12 at 13:06
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    conspiracy - Fixed! Tags that start with 'conspiracy' are still blacklisted, but nothing else. – Shog9 Sep 14 '12 at 13:24
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    @Shog9 shame on you using your developer tricks to cover up this conspiracy – Ryathal Sep 14 '12 at 19:17

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