458 Bad Words Blacklist for Facebook Pages

marketing and business,social media — Ramsey Mohsen @ Thursday, February 17th, 2011 - 2:52 pm

Recently, Facebook announced major improvements to Pages. Many of the updates are new management tools and features for Community Managers and Administrators to use. If you want to read, print or download an official .PDF of all the changes, grab it here (right-click and save-as).

One of the features added to pages, that businesses and brands can now utilize, is a way to proactively moderate content posted on the page. Often it is a nightmare for PR and Community Managers to see profanity and bad words written on their Facebook Page. Administrators can now add keywords to the “Moderation Blacklist” in order to prevent them from appearing.

If a user was to write a word you define on the blacklist, they receive this prompt when they try to post their comment:
Facebook Pages: Creating, administering and editing your Page

All that said, I wanted to share a free text file of 458 bad words that you can go to your own Facebook page, copy and paste to block common profanity. The source of these bad words came from Urbano’s Blog and then I had my team (thanks Darren!), reformat the file to be comma separated so it configured with Facebook Pages correctly. Just copy and paste the text from the file, edit as you’d like, and you’re all set. Feel free to share and distribute it as you’d like.

Facebook Pages: Creating, administering and editing your Page

14 Comments »

  1. Sweet! I just learned a bunch of new words today.

    Comment by Dave Haas — February 17, 2011 @ 3:46 pm
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  3. LOL. Still, nicely done.

    Comment by Slagforcedelta — February 17, 2011 @ 9:08 pm
  4. Thanks, Ramsey. This is a nice improvement to Facebook and one that might help my company feel more comfortable interacting in this space in the future.

    Comment by Clara — February 18, 2011 @ 10:46 am
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  7. Do you have a shorter version with wildcards like f*ck that has only 200 words for use with DISQUS ???

    Comment by SpideRaY — November 25, 2011 @ 6:58 am
  8. Thank you!!!

    Comment by tiffanyamullins — January 31, 2012 @ 11:13 am
  9. Thank you! This saved me time typing them all in ^_^

    Comment by M Sharpe — February 22, 2012 @ 11:28 am
  10. love it! thank you! For the keywords!

    Comment by Deepali — May 22, 2012 @ 7:27 am
  11. I love you for this article! I’ve had 3 people spending their days calling me names on my facebook page lately, I blocked them and they still comment. I was desperate but I tried the moderation thing and it helped a lot. I added some new keywords, because my haters can’t write: “bitchh”, “hoee” and “uglyy”. Thanks again for this article :)

    Comment by Lexy — August 10, 2012 @ 4:37 am
  12. Awesome!  Thanks for the comma separated list! This will help keep things clean!

    Comment by FLKeysVacation — August 21, 2012 @ 8:19 am
  13. Thank you. You are really awesome. I was looking for this particular list only. Thank you so much.

    Comment by Unmesh — September 2, 2012 @ 8:07 am
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