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Something that's very common to see now because Urban Dictionary clearly uses some weird algorithm that impedes definitions from getting published when there was a time when they used to publish EVERYTHING!

The site is a piece of shit now. Even if it's a G-rated definition, it's still unlikely to get published.
Not published? Fuck you, Urban Dictionary. You're useless now.
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The sickening feeling that your entries were rejected from Urban Dictionary. Often confused with anxiety and hunger.
"Your entry was rejected"
"Thats what she said.."

"Not Published"
"WHY?~!"
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An email that is commonly taken personally by people when their definition on Urban Dictionary is not published. It goes like:

Thanks for your definition of ________!

A few volunteer editors read your definition and decided to not publish it. Don't take it personally!

To understand what definitions we publish and reject, check out this blog post: (definitions can't contain links)

Try rewriting your definition so that it's easier for others to understand, then try again.

Thanks,

Urban Dictionary

Then follows the rejected definition.
Mark: Mate, my definition on Urban Dictionary was not published
Josiah: Those savage volunteer editors.
by Grounds keeper Niel March 31, 2019
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Every definition on Urban Dictionary was written by a user like you. About a thousand definitions are sent to Urban Dictionary every day, but only half enter the hallowed ranks beside ratchet, Harlem Shake, and Cleveland Steamer. People often email and ask, why didn’t my definition get published? Well, we’d like to know too.

The truth is, we don’t decide. Sometimes we’re just as puzzled. Some rejected definitions seem perfectly good to us. Sometimes we wouldn’t vote for a definition, but we can’t really say why. Urban Dictionary’s users get to edit the content, so they get to decide. However, since this is a frequent question, we thought we’d look into how users make the decision to publish or not publish a particular definition.

We wanted to understand what matters in a definition, what helps it get accepted. To do this, we started by asking users to just describe a list of eight random submissions. We gave people one line of text to describe the submission. For example, one of the words was “phil collins.”
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People described this definition as “Somewhat biased”, “opinionated”, or “NO! PHIL COLLINS IS THE SHIT”. We collected 69 responses for each word, grouped them together and tried to find the main idea in the description. We continued to group things together until we ended up with eight categories.

funny
hilarious
pun/play on words
amusing
clever/smart

clearly and correctly written
complicated/too long
bad grammar
capitalized/formatting
confused

specificity
personal
too specific
about a celebrity
slander
biased
opinionated

offensive
degrading
slander
sexist
racist
usage
redundant
original
makes sense
helpful
lame
strange
weird

quality of the definition
informative
true
wrong
accurate
stupid/dumb

graphic
disgusting
visceral
dirty

provocative
sexual
improper
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