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I just stumbled over this change (second revision):

http://stackoverflow.com/revisions/17225363/2

and I'm wondering what the sense of it could be because I never thought that scrape is an offending term.

(I'm not concerned about removing the extract tag here)

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Woah... since when did "scrape" become offensive? –  Mysticial Jun 22 '13 at 0:16
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It’s not an offensive term. It does, however, contain “crap”. Michael Myers… what horribly restrictive censoring extension are you using? D: –  minitech Jun 22 '13 at 0:19
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Whoah, whoah, whoah... let's watch the language in the title, there could be minors around. –  LittleBobbyTables Jun 22 '13 at 0:21
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@minitechη I find that censoring extension to be offensive. :P –  Mysticial Jun 22 '13 at 0:23
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Yeah, this is just what a dirty Scraper would say. You're all a bunch of scraping scrapers. –  JonW Jun 22 '13 at 0:57
    
Just be lucky it wasn't "damn" –  random Jun 22 '13 at 1:28
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That's clbuttic! –  Jim Lewis Jun 22 '13 at 2:49
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clbuttic –  Peter Mortensen Jun 22 '13 at 8:33
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ever heard of the city named "s****horpe"? Oh, sorry, my corporate filter is on. –  Jan Dvorak Jun 22 '13 at 9:37
    
Looks like @MichaelMyers was accepted into the Jeff Atwood school of newspeak. –  CodesInChaos Jun 22 '13 at 19:25
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This has just been corrected (Go minitech!), but it does concern me.

What person would censor 'scrape'?

Exactly.

It's not a person - it's a robot. I mean, seriously: this needs to be looked in to.

Even if it is a super-duper censoring robot, who said that 'crap' was bad? And if it is a robot, can we at least have it run as Community?

I don't have anything against Mr. Myers, but I would like him to explain. Meta can forgive :)


One more thought: Has his account been hacked?

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Actually, if I had to guess, I'd say this is the most likely explanation. Not that he's actually been assimilated, but that he was moderating at work and his overzealous corporate filter decided to be...helpful. –  Tim Stone Jun 22 '13 at 1:40
    
@Tim I've been looking through his history, and don't see any other... odd activity. I would suggest that he ask that the filter be turned down a little, though... –  Undo Jun 22 '13 at 1:42
    
What happens when somebody wants to transfer $$@< in base-64, I wonder? –  minitech Jun 22 '13 at 2:16
    
@minitechη Ummmm... Either it works or it doesn't. Tempting to flag that as not constructive. –  Undo Jun 22 '13 at 2:19
    
a robot does not explain the more differentiated change of the tags in my eyes. –  hakre Jun 22 '13 at 2:51
    
@hakre I'm with you. It's also unlikely that a robot is a moderator and has >60k rep. I would like to see the controlling software. :) However, the user has posted a twitter account in his profile. You may ask him? –  hek2mgl Jun 22 '13 at 3:32
    
@hek I'm not saying Mr. Myers himself is running the software - it's more likely that his pw was cracked. Still, just a conspiracy theory. Take it for what it's worth. –  Undo Jun 22 '13 at 3:34
    
@Undo ok, understood. while it is unlikely it is still possible, of course. But this would be another reason to ask the user who has edited the post –  hek2mgl Jun 22 '13 at 3:36
    
@hek Except I am the only one here without a TW account. Now to adjust the pictures under my rock. –  Undo Jun 22 '13 at 3:36
    
I have one! :) but have never been used it yet :) –  hek2mgl Jun 22 '13 at 3:38
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