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Ali
Word censorship problem
 

Is there a way to make Word censorship case sensitive or match case or exact match? I'm facing the following problem with this filter. It censors part of a word. For example, the Name Dicknes is divided the first four letters are censoed and the rest of the word (nes) is left. This is a shortage in the filter.

Any help will be appreciated.

 
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Martin in black and white
Re: Word censorship problem
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The whole idea of censorship is flawed, try catching all these for example:

dik
dikhead
d ick
diCk
d i c k
dicky
trickydick
 
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Re: Word censorship problem
 
And catch also Martin's old example, something like: During this cold weekend
 
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Ali
Re: Word censorship problem
 

Thanks Martin & Ger,
I thinks it is good to have censorship, but sometimes it spoils the posts especially when there are keys words that have the combination of letters which are similar to the censored word.
This why I was thinking if there is a little modification that will help controlling the matching.

 
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Re: Word censorship problem
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I would personally say that not only the whole idea of censorship is technically flawed, it is ethically undefendable. I am truly amazed at this obsession with censorship. If a survey were organized on the Moodle forums on this topic I would vote for the immediate removal of the censor filter from current and future Moodle distributions.evil

Joseph
 
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Picture of Frank Newman
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I see the problem. But perhaps instead of deleting the word, an "inappropriate word" message could be sent to the teacher of the course. (Then appropriate 'measures' could be taken on the offender. Parents would like to have a security blanket of knowing that the chat is filtered. Should this be a admin issue or a course teacher issue? --perhaps the option should be given to the course teacher.--
 
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Just as there is a list of bad words, could there not also be one of allowed words. For example one of our teachers name is Newdick and so she is censored down to New.  If there was a list of allowed words her name could be added and not censored.
kathy
 
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