Just because TFP flags a post as potentially offensive, doesn't mean that it is offensive
Words like "gay" or "stupid" clearly are not offensive in most contexts, but can also be used in ways that are. Ultimately, it's up to you to decide.
Over time, we hope our library and machine learning get smarter at understanding context to reduce the number of posts that get flagged. But we are erring on the side of caution. After all, it only takes one post to change how people view you.
Help us build TFP's living library of words and phrases - #TFP
We are building the most comprehensive library of English words and phrases that could potentially signal that a post is offensive
Check out the TFP library here (NSFW)
TFP as a tool for social progress
At TFP, we hope that our app can help people think about their language and how it impacts others.
We all have said and done things we regretted, especially when we were younger or when angry or upset. It's also easier to say things online that you wouldn't ever say to someone in person.
Similarly, our attitudes and beliefs also evolve as we mature - and norms in society change. We all deserve a chance to express who we really are and what we really believe.
TFP aims to catalyze a broader dialogue on acceptable language and behavior. We know there are many gray areas - and areas of legitimate disagreement. But there's nothing more important to society and human relationships than how we communicate. Join the conversation at #TFP.