"Dangerous Content" or "Banned Content"?

Bingham, Ryan ryanb at AACRAO.ORG
Wed Nov 19 18:17:49 GMT 2003

Merriam-Webster isn't as creative with banned:

Entry Word: banned
Function: adjective
Text: 1 
Synonyms FORBIDDEN, prohibited, verboten
Synonyms CONTRABAND, hot

Entry Word: forbidden
Function: adjective
Text: not permitted or allowed <accepting bribes is forbidden>
Synonyms banned, prohibited, verboten
Antonyms permitted

Prohibited might work.  I agree, though, that the optimal solution would
be to make it configurable.


-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Farmer [mailto:dan.farmer at PHONEDIR.COM] 
Sent: Wednesday, November 19, 2003 1:12 PM
Subject: Re: "Dangerous Content" or "Banned Content"?

The thesaurus entry for banned might be more appropriate since Julian
was looking to move away from dangerous...

Off the top of my head {Restricted Content} might be better, but I
think if it's configurable in the MailScanner.conf file, it's really a
non-issue as anyone who doesn't like the default banned or restricted
or whatever is chosen, can just change it to their liking (including
back to {Dangerous Content} is they so desire...)


On Nov 19, 2003, at 10:50 AM, Bingham, Ryan wrote:

> I would have to agree with Timothy.  "Banned" has pretty strong
> censorship connotations in the US.
> I'm trying to think of something more neutral.
> For what it's worth, here's the Merriam-Webster Thesaurus entry for
> dangerous:
> *********
> Entry Word: dangerous

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