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Thu Mar 22 17:22:21 CDT 2007
Latest version of PMWiki (well, downloaded about 3/4 weeks ago).
You can try any of the pages at
And the blocklist page is the same as PMWikis - Site.Blocklist
It wouldn't be anything to do with me being logged in as administrator
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Patrick R. Michaud wrote:
> 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
> like "specialist".
>> 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
> look at?
> What version of PmWiki are you running?
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