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  2. MDL-6298

Smarter Word Censorship - good word list

    Details

    • Type: New Feature New Feature
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Trivial Trivial
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 1.7
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Filters
    • Labels:
      None
    • Environment:
      All
    • URL:
      /filter/censor/filter.php
    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_17_STABLE
    • Rank:
      6921

      Description

      My English teachers complain that they cannot assign Emily Dickinson and the Hancock family is not happy about what is happening to their name with the current filter. Is there a way to improve this so that it is more sensitive to such situations? I liked the idea of a good word list. If a bad word is on the good word list then it can be changed back. This would seem to be fairly easy to implement.

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        Martin Dougiamas added a comment -

        I'd switch the filter off and introduce a policy and punishments for swearing

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        Martin Dougiamas added a comment - I'd switch the filter off and introduce a policy and punishments for swearing
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        Anthony Borrow added a comment -

        This is actually what we opted for; however, I do like the option of having a good word list especially for an elementary school environment.

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        Anthony Borrow added a comment - This is actually what we opted for; however, I do like the option of having a good word list especially for an elementary school environment.
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        Howard Liverance added a comment -

        Martin, isn't there a way to simply tell the word censor to select only whole words? As it is now, it finds offensive language in parts of words like Hancock. Without this feature, the Word filter must be turned off because it becomes bothersome.

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        Howard Liverance added a comment - Martin, isn't there a way to simply tell the word censor to select only whole words? As it is now, it finds offensive language in parts of words like Hancock. Without this feature, the Word filter must be turned off because it becomes bothersome.

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