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Support #4923

Comment posting censoring

Added by Matt Gold about 3 years ago. Updated about 3 years ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority name:
Normal
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Category name:
WordPress (misc)
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Start date:
2015-11-19
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Hi Boone,

I received the following report from a MALS faculty member using the Commons to teach a class.

""I just posted my reflection and I had an issue with it. I got a message from the site saying that I shouldn't post it because it contained the word "nude" - I must admit myself rather shocked at the prudery of this policy. I'm not sure if it's visible or not, but the version I can see is filled with odd question-mark icons replacing parenthetical punctuation."

The post is here: http://wgf20.commons.gc.cuny.edu/2015/11/12/assignment-9/#comments

I've asked for more details about the student's process of posting, including computer type etc.

Do you think this is possibly Akismet behavior? In my experience, the content would be held in moderation rather than censored, so I suspect something on the user's own computer interfering, but I'd like to know what you think. Thanks.

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#1 Updated by Boone Gorges about 3 years ago

  • Status changed from Assigned to Resolved
  • Target version set to Not tracked

It appears that we are running a network-activated plugin called TanTan Spam https://wordpress.org/plugins/tantan-spam/. It's likely that this was activated when the Commons was first set up, before we had Akismet integration. We have no reason for it anymore, so I'm going to disable it.

#2 Updated by Matt Gold about 3 years ago

Belated thanks for this, Boone

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