Don't get banned from Dall-E 2: avoid these words

I just recently got the message:

" It looks like this request may not follow our [content policy].

Further policy violations may lead to an automatic suspension of your account."

My prompt was:

“A bowl of ramen with the ingredients exploding out of it”

I keep getting these warnings an I’m on the verge of being banned.

Here are some words I found triggers the automatic filter system:

  • Riot
  • Warrior
  • Battle
  • Fighting
  • Any real names
  • Anything that sounds like violence
  • Anything that can be mistaken as terrorism

Be safe folks


Some are obvious, but I’d love an official list of banned words.
I got my account deactivated for “A Computer with cables coming from beneath it, 1970s Vintage Magazine ad, scanned.”
I hope I can get it back, I don’t really understand which word could have triggered it there.

Be super careful guys, its a bit sensetive! :smiley:


You may want to feed your prompts to moderation API, before submitting them to content generation.


This works great for the most part, the only downside is that the moderation endpoint doesn’t detect whether something is political or not.

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Apparently you also can’t ask for a classical Indian painting in the style of Muhammad Faqirullah Khan, for some reason. Would be really great if the explanation was more explicit.

probably the “exploding out of it” part getting picked up by the autofilter as sexual

I previously tried generating an image with the word cockroach in it, similar to “dancing cockroaches”; I received the content policy violation warning. I just ran the moderation API on “dancing cockroaches”, it did not get flagged. Then I ran it through Dall-E and once again received a content policy violation warning. Is there a better model to use then “text-moderation-003” that is more closely aligned with Dall-E’s moderation?

OpenAI, please read this thread. Can you dial back this silliness?


This seems to be a big problem. Many people are getting their accounts suspended due to a very flawed filter wrongfully banning people. It is flooding the support team so any emails are having super long reply times, even emails unrelated to dall-e. It kinda sucks and they really need to fix it.

Same issues. Banned to have done several requests of “possibly violating” words. Didn’t have enough tests to understand if bikini is the one, or it was Pope, the problem, or “in chain”. I was attempting to create a Bosch painting…