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Overly aggressive profanity filter?

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by Sheldon, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. Sheldon

    Sheldon Well-Known Member

    Last edited: Oct 5, 2013
  2. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    Yep, just tick the option "Match exact word" next to the word you are censoring.

    Definitely needed to avoid censoring names of places. Scunthorpe is another one...

    *Edit* there you go, it's filtered on here!
     
  3. Sheldon

    Sheldon Well-Known Member

    This is here at XenForo, not sure why this is moved to Questions and Support.

    Whatever.
     
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I assumed it was a general question related to the software.

    If you had explained that in the first post I wouldn't have moved it.
     
  5. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    Ah I see. Good job I registered here as Martok then as Dickson is actually my surname!
     
  6. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Usernames are not run though the profanity filter.
     
  7. Sheldon

    Sheldon Well-Known Member

    Ok, going off the first post.

    There is a member here with the username @**** <-- does tagging that name work, or is is censored?

    Now, when you go to search from the forum list, searching that name, you get this:
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    You can search for him with dic, and he will appear:
    Screenshot_18.png
    I just happened to noticed all this when I clicked on napy8gen's member card. Why does the search not allow you to search for that name? Because of the filter itself?
     
  8. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    Does that also include tagging?
     
  9. Sheldon

    Sheldon Well-Known Member

    I tagged the name above, it was censored.
     
  10. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    You can't search for any word in the censor.

    In this case, the user likely registered before censoring was enabled for this word (I think it was recent) - you can't register any name with a censored word.
     
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  11. Sheldon

    Sheldon Well-Known Member

    Ahhh. Explains how and why it is acting that way at least.

    One last thing... would that member get the alert? The one that got censored in the tag itself?
     
  12. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    So you can register under **** Grayson who is Robin in Batman comics but can't say his name in posts or tag him?
     
  13. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    On this site.

    It's up to the admin to set up their own censor.
     
  14. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Yes, the user should receive an alert. Censorship occurs upon rendering, tagging occurs at post time.
     
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  15. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    Oh that's really cool that they still get the tag alert.
     
  16. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    @Mike just a thought but would it be an idea to have an exceptions option for filtered words?

    It's often easier to filter a word without exact matching due to the variations that people use. For example the 'c' word can be used with -s, -ed and -ing on the end as well as other possibilities. Not using the exact match option is the easiest for admins. However if there was an exceptions box for each censored word then you could add Scunthorpe into it meaning it wouldn't get filtered.
     
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  17. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Whitelisting has been suggested.
     
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  18. Dynamic

    Dynamic Well-Known Member

    I have never heard anyone say c***ed or c***ing. This is new to me. Thank you :D
     

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