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a.t.m.a.
« on: November 12, 2019, 01:40:29 PM »
I don't know what causes this, but when I post the string "a t m a" without the spaces, the forum replaces it with a capital "i".

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Re: a.t.m.a.
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2019, 01:43:32 PM »
we have/had user that abused that term so we have it auto replaced.

https://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?action=profile;u=360055

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Re: a.t.m.a.
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2019, 01:47:03 PM »
I don't get it, even within words? How was it abused, is it a swear word in some language?
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Re: a.t.m.a.
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2019, 01:52:14 PM »
do a search for the term on this forum.

I think the team could consider a review over the words in the censor, but it is not high priority at this time.

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Re: a.t.m.a.
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2019, 01:57:08 PM »
I don't get it, even within words? How was it abused, is it a swear word in some language?

Within words or not within words is all or nothing, so you tend to want it on.

But the user in question spent a significant amount of effort speaking in the third person and generally annoying the heck out of everyone with veering into threads to “help”. If it had been anyone else you’d have sworn it was a super persistent troll but he actually seemed sincere. Just annoying.
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Re: a.t.m.a.
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2019, 02:05:16 PM »
Hmm, I still don't understand what these four letters mean. Is it related to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C4%80tman_(Hinduism)?
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Re: a.t.m.a.
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2019, 02:13:10 PM »
They were the user name that the aforementioned user took while writing his posts, “Atma believes...” or similar would be written in them. Whether the name has any significance beyond the user’s choice is unknown, but probable.

If I started mass trolling and writing “Arantor says...” in every post I could imagine the team censoring “Arantor” in short order, despite having no meaning in any language or culture as far as I am aware.
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Re: a.t.m.a.
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2019, 02:24:37 PM »
Ah, I see. His current name is different (advertising his buddhism BS forum).
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Re: a.t.m.a.
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2019, 02:35:17 PM »
his display name was never atma. it was a different name.

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Re: a.t.m.a.
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2019, 02:37:08 PM »
He had many names, fairly sure Atma was one of them even though he's now using the name of his site.
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Re: a.t.m.a.
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2019, 02:44:53 PM »
looking at profile edits that display name does not show up, others do.

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Re: a.t.m.a.
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2019, 02:55:05 PM »
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Re: a.t.m.a.
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2019, 03:18:36 PM »
Don’t try to tell me that some power can corrupt a person. You haven’t had enough to know what it’s like.

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Re: a.t.m.a.
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2019, 05:06:07 PM »
Sir Osis doesn't much care for anal moderation. >:(

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Re: a.t.m.a.
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2019, 05:23:04 PM »
I doesn't much care for anal moderation. >:(

Sorry, couldn't resist.
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Re: a.t.m.a.
« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2019, 05:54:16 PM »
"Batmans flatmate Mahatma was a scatman from Katmandu, never did any boatmanship but was a good hatmaker. Or was it Katmai?"

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Re: a.t.m.a.
« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2019, 05:58:13 PM »
I dont get any of it. I drunk :P

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Re: a.t.m.a.
« Reply #17 on: November 12, 2019, 11:20:48 PM »
Why do you hate the "world's greatest detective"? ;)

Not sure what Sherlock has to do with this. ;)
You can still post about Bruce Wayne though!
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Re: a.t.m.a.
« Reply #18 on: November 13, 2019, 12:21:42 AM »
When I use that phrase, I'm always thinking of the attached picture.

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