Big Brother v1.1

Release Notes

Unless other people can confirm bugs on well-formed data input, this version is out of beta.

Before reporting a bug make sure that your are using a properly formatted words list!  Words *must* beseparated by a comma!  Additional whitespace is ignored.  DO NOT attempt to use regexp in the words list!!!  This will be a feature of a later version.

Enables a word-based censor for all user input.  Optionally can report offensive language via the
Reported Content plugin.

        * Unzip the file to the elgg/mods/ directory.
        * Go to your Elgg tools administration section, find the uncaptcha tool, and
          enable it.
        * Customize the settings if desired. 

** TODO **
        * Make censoring by certain types / subtypes work.
        * Make the "visit reported link" link more accurate.


        * Added checks for whitespace characters in the filter list.
        * Disabled filtering for subtype plugin and pluginorder.

        * Initial release.

  • ideal, just what I was looking for - thank you!


  • Top man!  Seems to have fixed the problems in the previous version.  After I'd configured it, here's how it rendered a rather abusive blog I posted in my test environment:


    "smeg off you smeg , you smeg smeg , you smeg -loving smeg . Stick it up your smeg you smeg . You're a total smeg .

    I support Arsenal, although I live in Scunthorpe."

  • I need one that will outsmeg arsenal.



  • Excellent!  This version works perfectly for me.  I added a text file of almost 500 'bad' words and posted the nastiest blog I could think up.  The message was posted without the banned words, while the reported content contained the FULL text and the user info.  This is necessary for my grade 7 and 8 students, as they are always finding "creative" ways of expressing themsleves - I need to make sure that there are boundaries...exactly what i've been looking for!

  • Spoke too soon!  It works long as I don't plan on adding any other plugins.  This action results in all plugins being disabled along with the error message "You have used an innappropriate word...".  The same result occurs when I disable the BigBrother plugin.

  • Pecam,

    Please send me the exact list of words you used to be filtered (brett [[dot]] profitt [[at]]  This is often a result of bad-data and I was hoping this new release covered all the scenarios.  Guess not :-/


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