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Over at the DW Answers Wiki ( we use the word TARDIS a lot. People like to ask questions about the TARDIS or such and they can't because it contains "TARD" presumably as a way to prevent people from using the phrase TARD meaning retarded but in our case it does much more harm than good == An Alex Cross Joint 23:16, January 24, 2012 (UTC)

Try removing "tard" from MediaWiki:Badwords on your wiki. --Dser (wall | email) 23:18, 1/24/2012
Turns out we don't have a bad words filter. I decided to try it myself something I've never actually done. What happens is you get redirected to another page [Why_was_my_question_redirected_here] == An Alex Cross Joint 23:36, January 24, 2012 (UTC)

[after edit conflict, in response to user:Dser:]

That can't be the solution, though. The badwords list matches things exactly. The word tard is on this wiki's badwords list, but obviously he used the word TARDIS in his original post, and I have it in my signature in lower case. And tardis is a shortcut throughout all wikia, as in tardis:Doctor Who. So if TARDIS is being blocked at his wiki, there's some other cause. I also note that w:c:drwho.answers:MediaWiki:badwords has been blanked, which is probably not desirable. czechout@fandom    fly tardis  <span style="">23:38: Tue 24 Jan 2012 
Actually, I don't think the badwords thing works with anything. See: tard. Let me try that in the middle of a sentence -- tard tard tard -- nope, nothin. czechout@fandom    fly tardis  <span style="">23:39: Tue 24 Jan 2012 
Indeed to be clear my title is now moot. The problem has nothing to do with the clean language filter. That is completely empty and for the moment i'm not worried about that we rarely get foul language. I may edit it later but for not the problem is that any entering of the word TARD into the ask section gets your question redirected "For Spamming". An odd condition == An Alex Cross Joint 23:50, January 24, 2012 (UTC)
Oh, I'm starting to get it. This is a legacy boneheaded change by user:BroadcastCorp, our old fan. He's done something non-standard to the wiki. Let me see if I can figure it out for you. czechout@fandom    fly tardis  <span style="">23:55: Tue 24 Jan 2012 
This is definitely a problem specific to your wiki. Completely able to use the word TARDIS at w:c:star-trek.answers. czechout@fandom    fly tardis  <span style="">00:03: Wed 25 Jan 2012 
"Tard" was blocked from question names on answers wikis. An exception has been made to suit "Tardis" now. In future, could you report problems like this at c:vstf:Report:Spam filter problems? Thanks. -- Deltaneos (talk) 00:05, January 25, 2012 (UTC)
Thank you. I wasn't sure where to ask and I apologize if this was the wrong area. Thanks for directing me. == An Alex Cross Joint 00:10, January 25, 2012 (UTC)
Okay, but that doesn't explain why there was no block on the word at star-trek.answers. czechout@fandom    fly tardis  <span style="">00:17: Wed 25 Jan 2012 
I think the modification was made just before the test page was created there. -- Deltaneos (talk) 00:28, January 25, 2012 (UTC)