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  • What happened?
    The post or thread preview feature does not appear to apply the word/profanity filter.

  • Are you able to reproduce this problem consistently?
    Yes.

  • What steps did you take to reproduce this problem?
    1. Start a new thread or write to post a reply
    2. Ensure to include words that will DEFINITELY be filtered (just as a test).
    3. Click "Preview"
    4. Observe your words in all of their unfiltered glory!

    Yes I know you might be saying "well why are you posting profanity anyway!" - well, this is a problem because what if users (and I know some that do, myself included) use the preview feature (on other forums too) to ensure that they didn't include profanity without knowing. This is also important where the user may not know if a certain word might be censored and thus previews their writing before officially posting it.

  • What action did you expect to occur when this bug appeared?
    For words to be filtered.

  • Any additional information that will help us diagnose the issue:
    n/a

  • Browser, active browser addons, and operating system:
    n/a
  • URL where the issue occurs:
    n/a


I like to think of the preview feature as a systems emulator. If you are able to tell the difference between the emulator and the real thing, the emulator has failed.
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post #2 of 10
Confirmed.
post #3 of 10

Excuse me, but, **** this.

post #4 of 10

The profanity filter is working as intended - it filters upon post or edit, not on preview.  I tested above to make sure that preview didn't somehow work around the filter, and it does not.  Not a bug, this is just how the system works.  ph34r-smiley.gif

post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by SJHuddler View Post

The profanity filter is working as intended - it filters upon post or edit, not on preview.  I tested above to make sure that preview didn't somehow work around the filter, and it does not.  Not a bug, this is just how the system works.  ph34r-smiley.gif

Read my first post again as to why the profanity filter should work on the post/thread preview. smile.gif
Quote:
Yes I know you might be saying "well why are you posting profanity anyway!" - well, this is a problem because what if users (and I know some that do, myself included) use the preview feature (on other forums too) to ensure that they didn't include profanity without knowing. This is also important where the user may not know if a certain word might be censored and thus previews their writing before officially posting it.

Please understand that. This is a major flaw.
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It wouldn't be a bug one way or the other, but a feature request.  I'd personally consider that pretty minor if anything, but the request would need to come though the admins of OCN if they felt that it deserved prioritization.  It's working as designed, so not a bug and out of my jurisdiction, so to speak.

post #7 of 10

It shouldn't need to be a feature request because this is the way it was when we had vBulletin.  It helps remind certain people that OCN does not allow profanity.  Right now, previewing a message that is riddled with profanity may give someone the impression that we accept profanity here.  It's like, "Oh look, all of my profanity is in my preview.  Cool!  [click]".  Then they go, "What?  Now I have to go back and edit it?  Um, ok.  That's stupid."

 

If this were made as a feature request, then it could take a year or more to be looked at (just like everything else, apparently).

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post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post

It shouldn't need to be a feature request because this is the way it was when we had vBulletin.  It helps remind certain people that OCN does not allow profanity.  Right now, previewing a message that is riddled with profanity may give someone the impression that we accept profanity here.  It's like, "Oh look, all of my profanity is in my preview.  Cool!  [click]".  Then they go, "What?  Now I have to go back and edit it?  Um, ok.  That's stupid."

If this were made as a feature request, then it could take a year or more to be looked at (just like everything else, apparently).

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It looks to me like someone forgot that they were designing a platform for OCN, a place that has fairly strict rules with the goal of trying to create and maintain a professional and family-friendly environment.

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post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post

It looks to me like someone forgot that they were designing a platform for OCN, a place that has fairly strict rules with the goal of trying to create and maintain a professional and family-friendly environment.

Its simple really, what good is a thread/post preview if it doesn't actually preview what the post will look like in its entirety!?

I say get this fixed now before newer members use it as an argument for their (mis)-use of profanity (which may happen...). Better be proactive rather than reactive.
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