[pmwiki-users] Blocklist2 too strict?
crisses at ofobscurity.com
Sat Jul 23 19:55:45 CDT 2005
On Jul 22, 2005, at 10:23 AM, K.A.Bouton wrote:
> How can I make the words blocked less strict
> For example - the word convert seems to be blocked because of
> vertin in the
> sample list?
> should it just get words, or strings within words
It does. So that word being blocked must be the word "converting" --
Drug makers have become more sly -- they are creating drug names from
portions of real words. I literally grabbed the drug names from a
rather prolific wiki vandal. The list I put up is a suggestion/
sample, and really needs to be gone over quickly by the admin who
uses it -- or the admin will need to edit it from time-to-time if too
much is being blocked.
My suggestion: delete the "block:vertin" line from the blocklist. I
doubt it will make a difference unless vertin becomes as popular as
I will probably have to run the blocklist example against an English
dictionary at some point. I went through and deleted some by eye
that were short and obviously going to be problematic -- but some are
less obvious to the eye. In the meantime, at least it means I wasn't
particularly prejudiced towards American/English installations
(someone with a wiki installation in another language may not care
about "converting"). Mostly I removed drug names my users may well
have good reason to mention (prozac, melatonin, aspirin, ritalin,
claritan, etc.) -- and left the obscure ones.
I had similar problems lately where "specialist" was blocked because
"cialis" is in the list...etc.
*Bad* Crisses, no keyboard!
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