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asked 2020-04-15 10:21:31 +0000

Buadhai gravatar image

When I try to post a question, I get this:

Internal server error system error log is recorded, error will be fixed as soon as possible please report the error to the site administrators

Except, of course, on this question.

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answered 2020-04-15 12:27:03 +0000

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Unfortunately, due to spammers and other bad actors, there are a number of banned phrases in place on this site, and most likely you've typed one of them. Note that due to the way content moderation works, it might not have been an exact match, but a word or phrase you've typed in your question might have contained one of the banned phrases. As I don't have the text of your question to determine which is the offending word or phrase, I would suggest that you open a bug report, as was done for Bug 16480, and post your question in the bug report. From that, we should be able to figure out what the offending word or phrase is and tweak the Content Moderation banned word list, if it's appropriate to do so.

Alternatively, you could try a "divide-and-conquer" approach whereby you attempt to post only 1/2 your question initially and then either edit it with more and more information as it succeeds, or reduce it until it succeeds, thereby eventually narrowing down the offending word or phrase and then changing that word to something else or rephrasing your question to avoid it. Unfortunately, that won't let us know what the problematic word was though, but you can probably break the word up using dashes/spaces or something so we can hopefully find it that way too.

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Based on information provided, a change was made that ought to allow the original question to be posted now. Unfortunately, there's no guarantee this will be a permanent change, but at least @Buadhai is aware of the problem in this case, so should it happen again, it shouldn't be too difficult to work around the problem.

cmaynard gravatar imagecmaynard ( 2020-04-15 13:49:59 +0000 )edit

This is too funny. For years my wife and I have named our computing devices after household cleaning products. We've had Bleach, Clorox, Ajax, Vim, etc. Who would have guessed that Mr. M-u-s-c-l-e would turn out to be offensive?

Buadhai gravatar imageBuadhai ( 2020-04-15 23:33:23 +0000 )edit

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