I have 3 questions:

  1. On some webpages, even on popular sites, sometimes bad words come up, how to block them?

  2. And also, on some webpages, even on popular sites, sometimes such language is written that does not contain bad word(s) but the language is such that makes impact like bad words. So, how to block that language or how to convert it to a polite and gentle form?

  3. When viewing a webpage, then how to remove information, that's not related to the subject matter, and only display the main information?

I prefer a solution that is in the form of a software or a browser extension to solve the above three problems. And I prefer Open source software and open source browser extensions more, and please cite sources for any info. I use win. 10 and have Firefox browser.

A basic feature in the software or browser extension should be that the user should be able to add, delete, and edit the list of words and phrases that are to be blocked (this feature can be helpful in solving the 1st problem written above). However, this does not mean that other features are not wanted that are required to solve all the 3 problems above.

  • 1
    Removing offensive words is a problem as there is no universal definition of offensive, images of such words is more so, and phrases that do not contain any single offensive word but manage to give the same impression are almost impossible to detect automatically. – Steve Barnes Aug 2 '18 at 19:07
  • Should we block the word Tump because it contains the mildly offensive rump? One man's Mede is another man's Perisan :-) – Mawg says reinstate Monica Aug 3 '18 at 9:23
  • @SteveBarnes What I mean by offensive is, those words that are blocked, hidden, or masked using asterisks on some websites(by the websites themselves). However, if on any site on which they are not blocked, hidden, or masked, then the software or the browser extension should be able to do it(if there's one). [Question]. If some websites are able to block, hide, or mask them, then how they are able to do it? And, if they are able to do it automatically, then how can I do it? – user39803 Aug 6 '18 at 15:32
  • 1
    @Mawg In the example that you gave, the word can be blocked if it has no appropriate polite synonym. And the language should be translated. – user39803 Aug 6 '18 at 15:45
  • 1
    @user39803 - You have defined what you need happen to "Offensive" words & phrases but not defined how to define what you find offensive - e.g. Some would find offensive (and others not) the phrase "Donald Trump is a great man!" Certain anatomical names are often found offensive when used in some ways while the medical profession regards them as simple nouns. My point is there is no universal definition of "Offensive" - note that some find the idea of filtering what people can read highly offensive in itself. – Steve Barnes Aug 6 '18 at 19:19

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.