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Comment filtering.

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Community Member, 54 Posts

11 September 2007 at 3:55pm

I'm really keen to implement some comment filtering on a site running Silverstripe. There should be an easy way to filter out comments that use foul language by looking up a list of banned words?

Just a thought at this point. Thanks.


Forum Moderator, 628 Posts

17 September 2007 at 4:40pm

Edited: 17/09/2007 4:42pm

The problem with banned words is that people innovate faster than banned words list. If you cannot write "shit" then someone will just write "sh1t" or "shite" or " shi-t", etc. Even if you do ban the words, there's nothing preventing insults occuring with plain language; e.g. "You're as smelly as a rabid dog".

On a similar note, the blog module released today (See our homepage) does have some techniques to limit comment spam; Akismet and Math Question;

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Community Member, 54 Posts

17 September 2007 at 7:04pm

Thank Sigurd. That's certainly something I hadn't thought too much about. I will definitely look into the anti-spam protection though. Akismet looks like a good service.