• Message Base Language Filter

    From Ray Quinn@1:103/705 to All on Sunday, October 27, 2019 21:12:28
    Is it possible to filter out, or mask in some way, foul language, profanity? I realize that that is the world we live in, but I really don't want or need to see some of the language that is in a lot of the forums. I hear it it at work (I work with foul-mouthed truck drivers, especially the owner), to some degree on TV and frequently, on YouTube, etc.

    I merely want a way to do this on my local system, not anything that is forwarded to downlinks. Either on-the-fly as they are imported, after imported, (for example, with smbutil or sbbsecho), or both. I know the packet BBS door has a filter, but I haven't found one on the BBS itself.

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  • From Digital Man@1:103/705 to Ray Quinn on Monday, October 28, 2019 00:09:26
    Re: Message Base Language Filter
    By: Ray Quinn to All on Sun Oct 27 2019 09:12 pm

    Is it possible to filter out, or mask in some way, foul language, profanity? I realize that that is the world we live in, but I really don't want or need to see some of the language that is in a lot of the forums. I hear it it at work (I work with foul-mouthed truck drivers, especially the owner), to some degree on TV and frequently, on YouTube, etc.

    I merely want a way to do this on my local system, not anything that is forwarded to downlinks. Either on-the-fly as they are imported, after imported, (for example, with smbutil or sbbsecho), or both. I know the packet BBS door has a filter, but I haven't found one on the BBS itself.

    There's no built-in such feature in Synchronet. But if you were to write your own message reader, you could certainly remove or change words before they are displayed to the user, as you like.

    digital man

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  • From Ray Quinn@1:103/705 to Digital Man on Monday, October 28, 2019 19:16:20
    Re: Message Base Language Filter
    By: Ray Quinn to All on Sun Oct 27 2019 09:12 pm

    There's no built-in such feature in Synchronet. But if you were to write your own message reader, you could certainly remove or change words before they are displayed to the user, as you like.

    Unfortunately, I am not a programmer. I have to research what I want to accomplish in a script or batch file each time.Oh, well, I guess I will either just have to deal with it or quit reading.

    Thanks for the reply.
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  • From Nightfox@1:103/705 to Ray Quinn on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 10:15:15
    Re: Message Base Language Filter
    By: Ray Quinn to Digital Man on Mon Oct 28 2019 07:16 pm

    Unfortunately, I am not a programmer. I have to research what I want to accomplish in a script or batch file each time.Oh, well, I guess I will either just have to deal with it or quit reading.

    Even experienced software developers often have to research ways to accomplish something in a given programming language. A developer might be using a language that is less familiar with them, or it may be the case that a language
    they know well is changing and they have to look up best ways to do something in an updated version of the language.

    In the end, there are many different programming languages, and we can't know everything, so we have to look up things a lot.

    Nightfox

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