CleanSpeak Tutorial: Understanding Filter Mode

Marshall Bauernfeind

Filter Mode

When working with Inversoft’s profanity filter, CleanSpeak, the flexibility and thoroughness of  the filter provides multiple tool sets to test, customize and tune the filter to meet your online community needs.

A classic profanity filtering challenge is when words are embedded in other words. This is commonly referred to as the Scunthorpe problem. Inversoft has developed a solution to this problem by introducing Filter Mode. For each entry on the CleanSpeak filter list, the filter mode defines how the word or entry will be filtered, particularly when it’s next to letters and numbers.

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CleanSpeak Tutorial: Working with Blacklist Dictionary

Marshall Bauernfeind
  • By Marshall Bauernfeind
  • CleanSpeak
  • March 16, 2014

Blacklist DictionaryWhen working with Inversoft’s profanity filter, CleanSpeak, the flexibility and thoroughness of  the filter provides multiple tool sets to test, customize and tune the filter to meet your online community needs. CleanSpeak uses a blacklist for both graylist and blacklist filtering as described in the Filtering Concepts section of Inversoft’s CleanSpeak documentation. Each entry in the blacklist has many configuration options to enable the filter to perform different types of actions.

In this tutorial you will learn about blacklist Dictionary. CleanSpeak uses the Dictionary to make intelligent decisions when blacklist entries are found embedded within other texts.

This page provides an outline to apply severity levels and tags to your business requirements. You can jump to other detailed CleanSpeak tutorials and relevant articles below.

Other Resources:

CleanSpeak Tutorial: Working with Blacklist Ignores

CleanSpeak Tutorial: Working with Blacklist Variations

Profanity Filtering 101: Embedding 

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CleanSpeak Tutorial: Working with Blacklist Ignores

Marshall Bauernfeind
  • By Marshall Bauernfeind
  • CleanSpeak
  • February 13, 2014

Blacklist IgnoresWhen working with Inversoft’s profanity filter, CleanSpeak, the flexibility and thoroughness of  the filter provides multiple tool sets to test, customize and tune the filter to meet your online community needs. CleanSpeak uses a blacklist for both graylist and blacklist filtering as described in the Filtering Concepts section of Inversoft’s CleanSpeak documentation. Each entry in the blacklist has many configuration options to enable the filter to perform different types of actions.

When adding or editing a blacklist entry, we have provided a field known as blacklist ignores that allows you to ignore any alternative form of a blacklist entry.

 

 

Blacklist Filtering Explained

Blacklist filtering prevents words/phrases from being used. Possible outcomes when CleanSpeak finds a match (or matches) on the blacklist include:

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How to Moderate Forums

Marshall Bauernfeind

Moderating Forums

There’s one fact that all successful forum owners will immediately agree upon: Forums require moderation. The success of a forum relies on the quality of content contributed by the community. User retention suffers when inappropriate or irrelevant content is posted.  Plus, this type of content creates poor search engine results which hinders new user acquisition. Moderation is essential to ensure the long term health and growth of forums.

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CleanSpeak Tutorials: Blacklist Variations

Marshall Bauernfeind
  • By Marshall Bauernfeind
  • CleanSpeak
  • January 21, 2014

Working with Blacklist Variations

In this tutorial, we show how to check and make changes to variations on CleanSpeak’s blacklist filter.

Variations should be:

  • Misspellings
  • Irregular Conjugations
  • Other User Creativities

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