Word Censoring in URLs and URL Censoring

Steve Freides

Active member
In ACP -> Options, censoring text works well enough, but I would like to block references to some domains and can't figure out how to do that.

E.g., I post

http://www.domain_name.com/folder/page_name

and I would like the whole thing removed, replaced with character(s) of my choosing, etc. Instead, it turns it into a and I see something like http://www.*.com/folder/page_name Thanks in advance for suggestions on where in the ACP I can manage this or what else I can do if not. -S-
 

Mike

XenForo developer
Staff member
You can censor *domainname.com* and it should block people from creating valid links at least. However, it doesn't block the link from being created itself, so you'll still see the shortening behavior. Changing that would require code changes.
 

Steve Freides

Active member
What I would like is if:

domain name.com*

would censor up to the next blank space - I am left with things like

*/folder/page

now - how might I request this as a future feature?

A related question, and I think I remember hearing that this might be possible - I know sometimes people are prevented from posting URL's until they've been moderated, had xxx number of posts, etc. If someone would please be kind enough to remind me where this functionality exists, what I would like to do is require all posts with URL's be moderated, and that way I'd see them, could edit them as needed, etc.

Thanks again.

-S-
 

Mike

XenForo developer
Staff member
now - how might I request this as a future feature?
It's worth posting your request in the suggestions forum.

A related question, and I think I remember hearing that this might be possible - I know sometimes people are prevented from posting URL's until they've been moderated, had xxx number of posts, etc.
I mentioned this elsewhere, but you're wanting to look at "spam phrases" in the options. This is designed as an anti-spam tool though so normally it only applies to the first few posts of users. If you globally block specific URLs, the censor option is usually what we'd recommend.
 
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