OK, here is the deal with the filter:
Please just type out whatever word it is you intend to use. The filter will change it to asterisks if it is on the list of words to be filtered. Insertion of letters or certain symbols into the word can be problematic in certain cases and can encourage others to post in a similar manner, leading us to have a higher quantity of problematic filter bypasses. Transposed letters and symbols are not caught by the VB
filter, but they can be caught by more sophisticated filters and we just want to make sure the VB
is as accessible to as many as possible. The filter is in effect to keep VB
from being blocked from universities, schools, work places, and public Internet service providers (libraries, trains, hotels etc).
As far as the thread that started this confusion, the thread title was incorrectly edited and it has been changed.