The fact is the admins were getting complaints about puppy and pony
Tailor your website to the currently satisfied majority, not the extremist minority. Not that people should post nagger all the time, in which case that poster would probably be reprimanded. But to eliminate them altogether is overkill, particularly when most of us conducted ourselves quite well.
Then there's the fact that it is so easily bypassed. It might as well not exist at this point.
THEN there's Spud point about g
ay being banned, but every compound pejorative under the sun gets right through.
I'll stop here since I don't like complaining much, but yeah, this word filter is mad dumb, yo.