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What exactly is the function of MediaWiki:Badwords? I come from a Wikia wiki where there used to be no admins and thus massive amounts of trolling, so I know perfectly well it doesn't censor them. Thus, what does it do? Could it be potentially used to censor somebody who uses massive amounts of that kinds of language, or what? Catuse167 19:09, January 3, 2012 (UTC)

Tagging {{Staff needed}}. --Dser (wall | email) 04:18, 1/5/2012
These are words that have been entered into our data base and are blocked for answer wikis. They can not be used to make questions. Although it looks like a huge run on sentence, it's not. ;) --Meighan WikiaStaff.png (help forum | blog) 06:16, January 5, 2012 (UTC)
Tagging {{FAQ}}. Seems like useful info for answers admins. -- Fandyllic (talk · contr) 5 Jan 2012 12:22 PM Pacific

Ah thanky. Too bad it didn't make a difference to the amount of trolling that was there before us admins can into the fray. >_<Catuse167 20:57, January 5, 2012 (UTC)

There are a few phrases blocked by the spam filter that nobody can post, but as you can imagine, we limit this - because there may well be someone who has a legitimate use for a word that's often used to troll -- RandomTime 21:00, January 5, 2012 (UTC)

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