Patrick R. Michaud
pmichaud at pobox.com
Thu Mar 22 17:15:59 CDT 2007
On Fri, Mar 23, 2007 at 12:04:13AM +0200,  Jamie wrote:
> After reading one user's issues with spam I thought I'd investigate the
> blocklist function. Clearly there is something I'm missing here. Despite
> reading the explanation on this facility I'm uncertain of a couple of
> 1. Can I just copy and paste the contents of Site.Blocklist on PMWiki as I
> see it?
Yes. It's also possible to configure a site to automatically download that
page once per day and use it.
> The page on blocklists tells me there are two formats (using /\)
> yet the page Site.Blocklist is just a list of blocked words. No sign of
> any forward or backward slashes.
One format is a simple word format -- that's what you tend to see
on pmwiki.org. The other format is a regular expression format, which
is denoted by using slashes. Regular expressions allow patterns, checking
for word boundaries, etc.
> 2. If I do have to add slashes, where do I put them? The example 'block:
> /\.uni\.ch/' is a bad one because there's a .ch involved here, just to
> complicate simple brains like mine! How would you, for example, block the
> word viagra - do you just enter 'block:viagra'.
Yes, entering "block:viagra" will work, in that it will block
any post containing the string "viagra". But be careful, because
something like "block:cialis" will end up blocking normal words
> If so, why can I still enter this word in a page entry?
> I've created my own Site.Blocklist page and added a list of blocked words.
> I have added to my config file the lines:
> $EnableBlocklist = 1;
> $EnableWhyBlocked = 1;
> Is there something I'm missing?
I don't see anything you're missing. Is there a url we could
What version of PmWiki are you running?
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