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Replacement and Censorship system works in reverse too [message #32510] Wed, 05 July 2006 23:34 Go to next message
tangledweb is currently offline  tangledweb   Australia
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I am using FUDforum 2.7.4.

Let's say in the admin console censorship system I enter "rudeWord" to be censored and "****" to replace it with.

If somebody puts rudeWord into a post, when they click submit it is replaced with ****. That is all fine, sensitive eyes are protected and everybody is happy.

The problem is, that if somebody puts **** into a post, then comes back to edit it. FUDforum helpfully assumes that they must have originally typed rudeWord and places that into their edit window instead of ****.

People get offended if they think a computer is randomly inserting swearwords into their messages, and I don't think changing the replacements back during editing is actually useful to anybody as they are just going to get censored or recensored anyway.

Please consider removing this "feature" in future versions.
Re: Replacement and Censorship system works in reverse too [message #32511 is a reply to message #32510] Thu, 06 July 2006 01:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Astoria is currently offline  Astoria   United States
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I noticed this. Also, when the string is translated back to the "original" rudeWord value, it is converted to the value of the first rudeWord in your list that uses the same replacement string.

One workaround to avoid offending your viewers is to use the same replacement string for all of your rudeWords (I was using the code :xxx: to show a smiley - index.php?t=getfile&id=2537&private=0) and then put a string that's not likely to be used that is not totally offensive as the first word to be replaced (i.e., "unprintable").
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Re: Replacement and Censorship system works in reverse too [message #32521 is a reply to message #32511] Thu, 06 July 2006 19:01 Go to previous message
Ilia is currently offline  Ilia   Canada
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There is no way to help the "reverse" decoding other then using fairly rarely used replacement strings.

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