In a Webmaster World forum called 'Stupidity reigns', one user writes that when he tried to 'update an ad he couldn't list the price, $69.99, because 69 is not allowed. Forget that it's part of a price. No 69's allowed. They can't even write their software to figure out this is part of the price."
Another silly problem was mentioned by netmeg who wrote:
"I have a client who has the word "Bank" in their name. It's also part of their display url, destination url, and a good portion of their keywords. adCenter would not allow me to create a login id with the word "bank" in it, despite the fact that I have a system for creating user accounts such that I always will know which one to use for which client in which provider (obviously with different passwords) I emailed them, called them – nobody could give me an answer WHY the string "bank" was disallowed, but nobody could fix it either. To this day I still have to look up the damn user name every time I want to log on to the adCenter for that client."
Europeforvisitors wonders whether they will be banning $666 or $6.66 next. Lol.
Goingincircles finaly came up with the best suggestion saying, "It does raise an interesting point though – the difficulties of filtering content whilst allowing users to perform basic actions. [space]swearword[space] is a fairly simple one – I think that less obvious issues such as 69 or S#*$!horpe should be 'flagged' up rather than automatically filtered."
Enjoy rest of the forum at Webmaster World.