Wobbly Bog Brush!

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Wobbly Bog Brush!

Postby CyclingGuy » 18 May 2020, 10:57pm

I have an Apple tablet device but I can' use it's name on this forum because every time I type the name of it (eye pad) the forum displays it as 'Wobbly Bog Brush'

Has anyone else come across this?

Here's an example -

bog brush.png
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Re: Wobbly Bog Brush!

Postby kylecycler » 18 May 2020, 11:03pm

iPad

Just verifying that you're not winding us up - same here! :lol:

I don't know why either though. :D

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Re: Wobbly Bog Brush!

Postby CyclingGuy » 18 May 2020, 11:06pm

And using Google I found a number of other threads that have the same in them.

Interestingly if you search for WBB using the search box for the forum the only result is my post, not the other threads.

After doing some Googling it looks like this is the only forum using phpBB exhibiting this behaviour.
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Re: Wobbly Bog Brush!

Postby Mick F » 19 May 2020, 6:58am

iPad ipad IPAD :lol: :lol:

I think it's something to do with the auto-correct for spammers.
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Re: Wobbly Bog Brush!

Postby PDQ Mobile » 19 May 2020, 8:32am

Iphone
Is what I get when I write the name of my device now.
A couple of weeks ago it was a different correction.
Has the spell checker got it in for apple?

It's not right. What one writes should be what appears on the screen surely.
Bog brush is not serious but it does amount to something approaching automated censorship.

Why apple stuff?
Is this commercial espionage?
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Re: Wobbly Bog Brush!

Postby Cugel » 19 May 2020, 8:37am

One can only suggest the lump hammer; or a shot-put of the pesky gizmo into the landfill, where it can commune with the other 3,582,639,032 devices now superseded by another one destined for the same fate.

Think of the bike bits you could've acquire with all that dosh you spent on bluddy gizmo! Think of all the bike rides you could have done rather than stabbing a finger anxiously at the demanding wee techno-devil glued to your paw!!

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Re: Wobbly Bog Brush!

Postby PDQ Mobile » 19 May 2020, 8:45am

Cugel wrote:One can only suggest the lump hammer; or a shot-put of the pesky gizmo into the landfill, where it can commune with the other 3,582,639,032 devices now superseded by another one destined for the same fate.

Think of the bike bits you could've acquire with all that dosh you spent on bluddy gizmo! Think of all the bike rides you could have done rather than stabbing a finger anxiously at the demanding wee techno-devil glued to your paw!!

Cugel

It has crossed my mind - the lump hammer.

Though seeing as I was given it the bike bits aquired would be zero.
It is a bit more than just a gizmo, IMV.
A veritable box of tricks.

Typed with the thumb!!

The keypad is dire though.
Who thought a "qwerty" keypad designed for ten finger typing was a good idea on such a tiny space.
Nuts.

The suto correction going on here is by the forum software.
It is rather odd.

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Re: Wobbly Bog Brush!

Postby Mick F » 19 May 2020, 9:20am

Yes, rather odd.
I suggest Admin doesn't know about this, as it's probably an aspect of the forum software.

I'll raise the issue with the mods.
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Re: Wobbly Bog Brush!

Postby Mick F » 19 May 2020, 9:25am

Mick F wrote:It seems when someone wants to type i P a d ........... spelled without the spaces, it comes out a Wobbly Bog Brush.

Seems rather odd and pointless, though I expect it's to do with anti-spam.

Any way of stopping this so people can write about their Apple product?
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Re: Wobbly Bog Brush!

Postby Graham » 19 May 2020, 10:03am

Apologies for that. A slightly mismatched word-replacement formula intended to take the mikey out of the auto-generated T.a.p.a.talk spam message.

Now corrected. . . . ( EDIT - I hope )

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Re: Wobbly Bog Brush!

Postby PDQ Mobile » 19 May 2020, 10:24am

Graham wrote:Apologies for that. A slightly mismatched word-replacement formula intended to take the mikey out of the auto-generated T.a.p.a.talk spam message.

Now corrected. . . . ( EDIT - I hope )

Yes it's corrected and not before time IMV.
It had surfaced before.

Even more interesting to some of us sceptics is that all the errors shown upthread have now been corrected/ changed.

So at the pressing of a couple of keys a whole raft of words can be altered?

It is my view that changing something from that which was written by the poster/author is a dangerous infringement of personal rights.
Especially if that change is not notified.

The consequences could be very far reaching. IMHO

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Re: Wobbly Bog Brush!

Postby kylecycler » 19 May 2020, 10:27am

Definitely corrected - my post above now makes no sense! :)

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Re: Wobbly Bog Brush!

Postby rjb » 19 May 2020, 11:47am

What a shame i enjoyed the uncorrected version. Cant we have it back as it was. We could have a thread of auto correct humour. Ive had some of my posts auto corrected in the past which made nonsense of what i had written. :lol:
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Re: Wobbly Bog Brush!

Postby gaz » 19 May 2020, 8:43pm

PDQ Mobile wrote:Even more interesting to some of us sceptics is that all the errors shown upthread have now been corrected/ changed.

So at the pressing of a couple of keys a whole raft of words can be altered?

Yes. A forum seach for the word that is subsituted to micturate will produce different results to a forum search for the word micturate. It was ever thus.

PDQ Mobile wrote:The consequences could be very far reaching. IMHO

The great polystyrene hat episode of whenever it was that it happened for example.
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