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Title: Magical Place of Destiny
Post by: US 89 on October 24, 2017, 10:24:48 PM
Why is the word "a l a n l a n d" being replaced with "Magical Place of Destiny"? It's not even April Fools...
Title: Re: Magical Place of Destiny
Post by: freebrickproductions on October 24, 2017, 10:27:54 PM
Why is the word "Magical Place of Destiny" being replaced with "Magical Place of Destiny"? It's not even April Fools...
You might want to check your post. ;)

Though, for those curious, the word being filtered (without spaces) is A l a n l a n d.
Title: Re: Magical Place of Destiny
Post by: US 89 on October 24, 2017, 10:30:02 PM
Why is the word "Magical Place of Destiny" being replaced with "Magical Place of Destiny"? It's not even April Fools...
You might want to check your post. ;)

Though, for those curious, the word being filtered (without spaces) is A l a n l a n d.

That's what I meant...didn't even think about that.  :pan:
Title: Re: Magical Place of Destiny
Post by: Alps on October 25, 2017, 12:15:04 AM
Because we're tired of it.
Title: Re: Magical Place of Destiny
Post by: NE2 on October 25, 2017, 01:33:54 AM
Because goat.

Please lock all shitty threads.
Title: Re: Magical Place of Destiny
Post by: 1995hoo on October 25, 2017, 09:49:35 AM
You can still type "Alanland" if you know how. (This also applies to other "forbidden words," though I'm not inclined to use either of the two such words of which I am aware.) I'm not encouraging you to do so, of course, and I harbor no nostalgia for the original thread because I didn't follow it and I seldom look at the "Fictional Highways" section.
Title: Re: Magical Place of Destiny
Post by: hbelkins on October 25, 2017, 10:20:58 AM
You can still type "Alanland" if you know how. (This also applies to other "forbidden words," though I'm not inclined to use either of the two such words of which I am aware.) I'm not encouraging you to do so, of course, and I harbor no nostalgia for the original thread because I didn't follow it and I seldom look at the "Fictional Highways" section.

What are those two forbidden words? One I know gets automatically changed to "hep cat," but I never knew there was another forbidden word.

I guess I will have to go look at Fictional to see if the title of the "A l a nland" thread got changed as well.

But it would appear that that thread has become so ingrained in the culture of this forum that it will and will not forever remain a topic of discussion. It's what the Perkins Empire wishes it had become.  :-D
Title: Re: Magical Place of Destiny
Post by: 1 on October 25, 2017, 10:31:48 AM
You can still type "Alanland" if you know how. (This also applies to other "forbidden words," though I'm not inclined to use either of the two such words of which I am aware.) I'm not encouraging you to do so, of course, and I harbor no nostalgia for the original thread because I didn't follow it and I seldom look at the "Fictional Highways" section.

What are those two forbidden words? One I know gets automatically changed to "hep cat," but I never knew there was another forbidden word.

I guess I will have to go look at Fictional to see if the title of the "A l a nland" thread got changed as well.

But it would appear that that thread has become so ingrained in the culture of this forum that it will and will not forever remain a topic of discussion. It's what the Perkins Empire wishes it had become.  :-D

Other censored words or phrases:

NE2's common statement about a certain person (or as someone else called it, "xenophobic tushy jester") becomes "mezzanine"
A word that becomes "genius" if not part of another word ("Scunthorpe" is fine)
1-size font and white text for Tapatalk messages is also done by a filter
could of, would of, should of all get corrected to "have"

And yes, the original 80-page thread got changed, too.
Title: Re: Magical Place of Destiny
Post by: formulanone on October 25, 2017, 10:52:44 AM
It's right next to Yeehaw Junction, another type of questionably-magical place:

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8484/29954427185_d53c547721_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MCYgB8)
Title: Re: Magical Place of Destiny
Post by: MNHighwayMan on October 25, 2017, 12:07:06 PM
And yes, the original 80-page thread got changed, too.

 :confused:

Not for me, it didn't. I even force-refreshed it, to clear my cache, and it still comes up with [the word that shall not be named.] I'm pretty sure the new filter only applies to posts made after the filter was implemented.
Title: Re: Magical Place of Destiny
Post by: 1995hoo on October 25, 2017, 12:10:29 PM
And yes, the original 80-page thread got changed, too.

 :confused:

Not for me, it didn't. I even force-refreshed it, to clear my cache, and it still comes up with [the word that shall not be named.] I'm pretty sure the new filter only applies to posts made after the filter was implemented.

I don't think that's the case. The PM I sent to MCRoads with the link to the original thread about said place now says "Magical Place of Destiny," even with a forced refresh, and I sent that PM prior to the institution of the new filter.
Title: Re: Magical Place of Destiny
Post by: MNHighwayMan on October 25, 2017, 12:14:48 PM
To triple-check, I even loaded the thread in Microsoft Edge (a browser I never use) and it still came up with [the original word.]

Something strange is going on.
Title: Re: Magical Place of Destiny
Post by: adventurernumber1 on October 25, 2017, 12:50:23 PM
The long, original thread has been changed to Magical Place of Destiny for me.
Title: Re: Magical Place of Destiny
Post by: jeffandnicole on October 25, 2017, 01:10:11 PM
Because we're tired of it.

Wait...but according to this https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=7720.msg171562#msg171562 you were in total awe of it.  Are you saying you're flip-flopping on this issue?  What are you, a politician?  Politicians, no matter what the subject, or the length of time, are never ever allowed to flip-flop on an issue.  I think you want my taxes to go up too.  I'm voting for the other guy!
Title: Re: Magical Place of Destiny
Post by: Mr. Matté on October 25, 2017, 01:12:56 PM
You can still type "Alanland" if you know how. (This also applies to other "forbidden words," though I'm not inclined to use either of the two such words of which I am aware.) I'm not encouraging you to do so, of course, and I harbor no nostalgia for the original thread because I didn't follow it and I seldom look at the "Fictional Highways" section.

What are those two forbidden words? One I know gets automatically changed to "hep cat," but I never knew there was another forbidden word.

I guess I will have to go look at Fictional to see if the title of the "A l a nland" thread got changed as well.

But it would appear that that thread has become so ingrained in the culture of this forum that it will and will not forever remain a topic of discussion. It's what the Perkins Empire wishes it had become.  :-D

Other censored words or phrases:

NE2's common statement about a certain person (or as someone else called it, "xenophobic tushy jester") becomes "mezzanine"
A word that becomes "genius" if not part of another word ("Scunthorpe" is fine)
1-size font and white text for Tapatalk messages is also done by a filter
could of, would of, should of all get corrected to "have"

When I was quoting what a short-tempered SUV driver yelled to me while I was riding my bike, I was apparently called a "cigarette."
Title: Re: Magical Place of Destiny
Post by: kphoger on October 25, 2017, 01:47:38 PM
Because we're tired of it.

Wait...but according to this https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=7720.msg171562#msg171562 you were in total awe of it.  Are you saying you're flip-flopping on this issue?  What are you, a politician?  Politicians, no matter what the subject, or the length of time, are never ever allowed to flip-flop on an issue.  I think you want my taxes to go up too.  I'm voting for the other guy!

He was in awe on page 1.  That doesn't mean he was still in awe after 80 pages of Alanlandic nonsense.
Title: Re: Magical Place of Destiny
Post by: Takumi on October 25, 2017, 02:44:48 PM
Especially when the last 20 pages were just mind-numbingly uninspired.
Title: Re: Magical Place of Destiny
Post by: DTComposer on October 25, 2017, 02:49:28 PM
As I went to see how it displayed for me (it does read Magical Place of Destiny) I saw this quote from vdeane about halfway down the first page and find it amusing five years later, given recent events:

Quote
Many people in the US seem to think that Puerto Rico is a foreign country for some reason.  I guess if it's not a state and speaks Spanish people assume it can't be a part of the US.
Title: Re: Magical Place of Destiny
Post by: kphoger on October 25, 2017, 02:53:55 PM
Especially when the last 20 pages were just mind-numbingly uninspired.

Agreed.  During my recent read-through of the original thread, it stopped being engaging at page 53, and I just plain stopped reading a few pages after that.
Title: Re: Magical Place of Destiny
Post by: 1 on October 25, 2017, 02:56:31 PM
Especially when the last 20 pages were just mind-numbingly uninspired.

Agreed.  During my recent read-through of the original thread, it stopped being engaging at page 53, and I just plain stopped reading a few pages after that.

That's entirely my fault. I joined on August 8, 2013. Page 53 begins on August 31, 2013. I didn't know how that thread was supposed to work, so I posted in it without realizing I wasn't following what the previous pages did.
Title: Re: Magical Place of Destiny
Post by: kphoger on October 25, 2017, 03:00:38 PM
Especially when the last 20 pages were just mind-numbingly uninspired.

Agreed.  During my recent read-through of the original thread, it stopped being engaging at page 53, and I just plain stopped reading a few pages after that.

That's entirely my fault. I joined on August 8, 2013. Page 53 begins on August 31, 2013. I didn't know how that thread was supposed to work, so I posted in it without realizing I wasn't following what the previous pages did.

Dude, I hardly think you can blame yourself for single-handedly sabotaging a thread whose OP was full of ignorant blather and which became nothing but nonsense within the first three pages.  Alanland was probably just running out of gas by that point.
Title: Re: Magical Place of Destiny
Post by: jeffandnicole on October 25, 2017, 03:10:36 PM
Because we're tired of it.

Wait...but according to this https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=7720.msg171562#msg171562 you were in total awe of it.  Are you saying you're flip-flopping on this issue?  What are you, a politician?  Politicians, no matter what the subject, or the length of time, are never ever allowed to flip-flop on an issue.  I think you want my taxes to go up too.  I'm voting for the other guy!

He was in awe on page 1.  That doesn't mean he was still in awe after 80 pages of Alanlandic nonsense.

No doubt.  Completely in jest.

I was making more of a joke the next time someone harps on a politician for being in favor of something 30 years ago, when such subject was more socially acceptable to be in favor of.
Title: Re: Magical Place of Destiny
Post by: jp the roadgeek on October 25, 2017, 05:13:38 PM
Can a mod please change the OP of the Magical Place of Destiny thread to TheMagicalPlace360?  Thank you.
Title: Re: Magical Place of Destiny
Post by: Alps on October 26, 2017, 11:04:19 AM
To triple-check, I even loaded the thread in Microsoft Edge (a browser I never use) and it still came up with [the original word.]

Something strange is going on.
You might have your filter turned off.
Title: Re: Magical Place of Destiny
Post by: MNHighwayMan on October 26, 2017, 11:06:21 AM
I checked the settings and so I do. Didn't even realize that was an option until now.
Title: Re: Magical Place of Destiny
Post by: Roadgeekteen on October 26, 2017, 08:21:56 PM
I think it is funny, even though I hate allanland.
Title: Re: Magical Place of Destiny
Post by: SSOWorld on October 26, 2017, 11:00:40 PM
Locked due to overuse and lampshading of it. It's time to put it to rest.