I have just had a post flag up on our hosted solution (GameDevTV). I will go in and amend the profanity that has been entered and record the steps to reproduce for you.
I will update this response in a few moments.
These steps are from a post already being reported(flagged) for inappropriate content and does not create the flag.
These steps are where a search is performed to find posts that contain the watched word (e.g. were posted before the watch words were added);
Additional step to create content to test against
- Create a post using a word which is currently not in the Watched Word list, for example; kowabunga
Add the watched word to the Watched Word list
Perform a search across the forum for the newly added Watched Word (e.g. kowabunga)
Click on the topic title
Click on the Edit tool
Replace the offending word
Enter a Reason for Edit
Click on the Save Edit button
At this time, this has not triggered a flag to be generated. That said, I just posted with a word that was already on the Watched Word list and that didn’t either.
- Are Watched Words checked for instantly, or as part of a job that runs periodically in the background?
- If an Administrator posts, does this get excluded from the checks?
In the above, I posted using my Administrator account, and nothing has appeared at all yet (within 10 minutes of posting)
On a very related, although not specifically the same, matter, we have had images uploaded which contained a Watched Word in the filename. These escape any form of validation and are allowed to be uploaded.
I have tried;
- download the original image
- save it locally with a new name
- edit the post, delete the image
- re-upload the image with the amended file name
But the alt/hover/title text remains as per the original image.
I suspect there is perhaps some cleverness going on in the background to determine if the image was in fact the same image and thus not upload it again.
The only way I have been able to circumvent this was to save the image locally with a different file extension (e.g. jpg instead of png or vice versa), then the image was treated as a new image and the alt/hover/title text was corrected also.