[pmwiki-users] Note: blocklist2 word specifications
crisses at kinhost.org
Wed Apr 19 17:44:23 CDT 2006
On Apr 1, 2006, at 7:08 PM, H. Fox wrote:
>> But there is no way to override locally and allow things that are
>> blocked in the Site.Blocklist is there? In other words if
>> Site.Blocklist blocks 'xxxyyy' then there is no way to allow that
>> in a
> Not that I know of. Maybe there should be a Site.Unblocklist. :-)
Put a space after "anal" and it will honor it. It won't work for
everything, but it will stop "analysis" from being blocked.
"unblock" would be nice, but I worked based on the blocklist. the
word speCIALISt is a problem too. Once I added the drug names to my
blocklist, I found out how DELIBERATELY clever the pharmaceutical
And now I've ensured my list email won't make it past SpamAssassin &
>> Also, is there some way to specify only a complete word block... for
>> instance, block "anal" but not "analysis" (as an example)?
> The current script is overzealous about matching. An update / rewrite
> has been discussed.
From what I've seen in response to the RFC's, PM is probably moving
it into the core distribution as an optional plug-in/script. I would
be very happy to help out. I've been reading through the recent
commentary (oh, only about 4000 messages behind in my list
reading :P ) , and I suppose I never adequately documented that I
added in support for whitespace characters into the script.
"When activated, blocklist.php scans the Main.Blocklist (now
Site.Blocklist) page looking for strings of the form block:something
where something is a sequence of characters (including spaces to end-
of-line) to be excluded from posting."
The spaces were added in because there was one clever guy who kept
posting "no spam" and wiping out pages on the wiki...so I had to
support phrases -- "no spam" is a valid "block:" item. Maybe I
should have added in an end-of-word character, but frankly my
blocklists take up quite enough processing power on my dinky
webservers :) Blocking drug names and web domains, with a few IPs
for the more persistent and creative repeat offenders seemed to have
Any improvements to the processing logic behind-the-scenes would be
I'm also sorry that the $EnableWhyBlocked broke. I have not been
monitoring PmWiki list emails -- and I feel bad that no one contacted
me. Life has been hectic. I'll work on those improvements, and
maybe the regex support request.
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