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Can't post a simple inoffensive post
access t CliffCare
3-Feb-2016
3:13:38 PM
Can't post something. It says invalid or suspicious content. I can't find anything in it that sounds offensive(yeah, yeah, I know that's debatable) After having all sorts of issues this afternoon with summary copies of survey results, I have no patience, I am screaming and swearing and did I say I was screaming and swearing. Mod, Andrew, someone???

ajfclark
3-Feb-2016
3:39:48 PM
No, you're probably using a word like:

con text
exe cute

or various others that are now banned by chockstone due to issues with hacking and these words having special meaning to the server. Only advice I can give to to try posting a paragraph at a time until you figure out which paragraph has the naughty thing in it.

Anyway, the results are here: https://cliffcare.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/centenary-park-campground-the-pines-mt-arapiles-questionnaire-google-forms1.pdf
access t CliffCare
3-Feb-2016
3:47:04 PM
Thanks Andrew. Hmm, I'll try a few goes but really don't have time to post something that could take forever. And fewer people will read this post in Chockstone feedback. I would imagine over time, this will impact people posting on Chockstone. They will just give up trying to post things and move on.
access t CliffCare
3-Feb-2016
3:53:34 PM
Just deleted all of my post bar the link. Short and sharp.

Macciza
17-May-2016
12:05:16 PM
Can we get a list of banned words or a link to them ??
Having issues but can't see anything wrong ...

Macciza
17-May-2016
12:50:50 PM
Or even better, given that the server knows what word is the issue surely it can be returned by the script that is blocking us from posting. Then we can fix it easily. Shouldn't be too hard

rodw
17-May-2016
12:57:59 PM
On 17/05/2016 Macciza wrote:
>Or even better, given that the server knows what word is the issue surely
>it can be returned by the script that is blocking us from posting. Then
>we can fix it easily. Shouldn't be too hard

Defeats the purpose as you just do a work around by misspelling or something so filter wouldn't pick it up.

Macciza
17-May-2016
2:33:23 PM
What if all it is is a bloody ' followed by a ;

ajfclark
17-May-2016
3:03:15 PM
I tried to post the list of banned words, but the list of banned words is banned...

Gnaguts
17-May-2016
4:32:59 PM
Macca
>Can't post a simple inoffensive post

Then U best Bcome more offensive to fit in with the Chocky patois an B successful like tha pie van fellah who has no trouble posting.
technogeekery
19-Mar-2017
1:25:04 PM
On 3/02/2016 access t CliffCare wrote:
> I would imagine over time, this will impact people
>posting on Chockstone. They will just give up trying to post things and
>move on.

Yep, I've had it with posting anything more than a few words. every time I try to write a TR or review or anything more than a couple of lines, I spend a huge amount of time copy & pasting sections to try to eliminate whatever the filter is picking up.

No more. I will be positive rather than negative = Chockstone Moderator, I'm prepared to volunteer time to help you migrate this forum onto some modern software - if you do not it will simply die. (It is already on its last legs). Let me know if you would like financial or time / labour support, as I'd be very sad to see it go.
lightfoot
19-Mar-2017
2:23:39 PM
Ive had this issue a number of times now and have several trip reports i cannot be bothered trying to post after numerous failures. I also have resorted to fb for selling gear cause its too much hassle uploading resizing etc.
i would love to be part of the forum but now i just lurk. There's so much valuable knowledge and experience that is at risk of being relegated to obscurity here. I've got no idea what it takes to change formats but it needs to be done in my opinion.

PeterW
19-Mar-2017
4:33:42 PM
Not wanting to increase the load on Mods (speaking as a mod on other forums) but as an alternative to the effort required to replace the current Chocky software, could the software be tweaked to allow "suspect" posts to be submitted for moderation instead of blocked outright? If the mod decides there's nothing objectionable, they could simply release the post.

ajfclark
19-Mar-2017
7:29:55 PM
Not really. The whole point of blocking the content is stopping it being sent to the database. Due to the way it's coded and the language used, the site is very vulnerable to SQL injection attacks. If the posts were saved for moderation, exactly the same problems would occur as allowing it to be posted.

I've seen the code, it would be quite difficult to render it immune to SQL injection, hence any word that can be used in SQL to do nefarious things are blocked.

eg.
con text
exe cute

I think the only long term solution is to start using some more widely supported software and migrate the old data in.
PeterW
20-Mar-2017
12:21:49 AM
In the words of the yellow-skinned guy, Doh! Now that you've pointed it out, how could things work any other way?

OK, one last attempt at a workaround. If you've got a filter that checks for SQL keywords so a post can be blocked if necessary, could it be turned into a text replacement filter instead? For example, a list of keywords and replacements, eg. KEYWORD -> KEY_WORD.

There's a bunch of ways this could be done directly in SQL, but it depends on the DBMS you're using. The REPLACE() function works, ideally using something like CASE...WHEN...END.
PeterW
20-Mar-2017
12:23:41 AM
LOL! I fully expected that previous post to get blocked - and so of course it didn't! :-)

ajfclark
20-Mar-2017
8:26:10 AM
On 20/03/2017 PeterW wrote:
>OK, one last attempt at a workaround. If you've got a filter that checks for SQL keywords so a post can be blocked if necessary, could it be turned into a text replacement filter instead? For example, a list of keywords and replacements, eg. KEYWORD -> KEY_WORD.

That's potentially possible, but I doubt the admin has much spare time to do it.
gfdonc
20-Mar-2017
12:22:42 PM
While I've had this problem lots in the past, my most recent trip report uploaded with no issues. Pot luck?

My tip is: prepare the content in your text editor of choice, then you can paste it in a page at a time until you find the bit that upsets the forum.
Watch out for Word monkeying with "smart" quotes, though.
technogeekery
20-Mar-2017
1:25:41 PM
On 19/03/2017 ajfclark wrote:

>I think the only long term solution is to start using some more widely
>supported software and migrate the old data in.

I would be happy to help with this if I can

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