automatic filtering of some business names in posts.

I've created a post today: https://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=723617.0
The thread contains the names of several PCB manufacturers. The name of one PCB manufacturer, namely allpcb.com (A-L-L-P-C-B.com for non-logged in users) is completely filtered out if the user is using the Arduino forum without signing in.

This may have an impact on their business since it could influence search results.

Of course, there are obvious cases of spam from users, usually with a small number of posts, who advertise links to certain suppliers. If that is the case here, the individual posts should be dealt with but generally blocking the name of a business is. IMHO, a serious step.

Not signed in:

a-l-l-p-c-b-notLoggedOn.JPG

Signed in:

a-l-l-p-c-b-LoggedOn.JPG

a-l-l-p-c-b-notLoggedOn.JPG

a-l-l-p-c-b-LoggedOn.JPG

I did a quick test today and this issue appears now to have been fixed.

Ah, I was meaning to hunt down this thread. Yes, that allpcb.com happened to be on the forum's censored word list, the existence of which I just learned of. I cleaned the list up a bit yesterday to remove some of the entries that were likely to result in false positives.

Thanks for taking the time to report this issue.

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