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Why does Ask remove answer for the slave trade question when it's not inappropriate to provide details?

Specifically, slaves entered North America via South Carolina, Florida, and Louisiana even when Louisiana was under the French. From there they went to ports up the Mississippi River; Saint Louis was a major slave trading port. There's a bigot moderator afoot removing legit answers to http://www.ask.com/answers/66887381/what-was-the-main-destination-for-most-slaves-imported-from-africa?qsrc=14106
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My answer has now been restored, and no doubt because I posted this question. Ask still needs to cull bigots from its payroll all the same. Mods that deny question askers the legitimate information they legitimately ask for is an outrage.

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Your answer contained words in it that triggered our filters which is why it was held for moderation. It was never permanently removed from the site, it was simply "under review", which as soon as it was reviewed, and deemed to be perfectly legitimate, it was cleared to the site.

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ClaraListensprechen
That's not what the message said. When that happens, the message is that the answer was held for review, not that it was removed. The message I got was that it was removed because it violated guidelines etc. And it was removed immediately upon clicking the Submit button.

Kindly cite which words triggered this bot you're talking about, because there aren't any that are "too colorful" or anything else for that matter. Every single one of them were benign and legitimate.
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No matter what the message said (and I'll be sure to let them know that it's giving the wrong message), it was only under review, and it was cleared long before I ever saw your question about it. The word "slave" triggers the filter, due to potential illegal and harmful ways that the word can be used.
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Good info for a newbie
That is a very touchy bot you have.
I could slave all day worrying about what words to use here.
LoL

Glad you asked Clara
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WoW !!!!!!

Tried out a test sentence and that word does trigger the bot even when used as an innocent verb.

How long does it "normally" take for a decision ?
This little trick sure could turn questions, answers, and comments into some interesting riddles.
LoL

btw......just in case the comment does disappear....it included a thank you to Clara for asking this question.
I have learned from the answer.
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ClaraListensprechen
I see that a comment DID disappear. That bot needs a serious overhaul.
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@ Terra - we try to work items that come though for moderation as soon as possible (typically within 10-15 minutes), however it is really busy then it can take longer.

@ Clara - again, no comments have been removed. Terra's first comment triggered the filter, it was moderated and cleared. The filter is for safety reasons, as there are malicious ways that even perfectly normal sounding words can be used, and if it's something that is common enough then we think it's prudent to keep a closer eye on such potential usage - for the protection of our users.



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ClaraListensprechen
I know what I saw. You simply cleared it after the message said it was removed. I'm not dreaming this up.
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You would have seen the "this comment is under review" message, while Terra's comment was in moderation. The new comment notification triggers as soon as they post, not after it is cleared, so there may have been a bit of time where the comment was not viewable to you, however it was only under review, not permanently removed.
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Thanks you two
Appreciate the info and some more food for thought about words.
I do love words
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Because there are people who might not like to talk about slaves *cough*

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