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Disemvowelr™ - A new passive-aggressive form of moderation..
Mod Version: 1.3, by magnus (Member) magnus is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.1 Rating: (4 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 49
Released: 07 Apr 2009 Last Update: 27 May 2009 Downloads: 198
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Auto-Template Additional Files  


Keywords: Disemvowel, Devowel, Revowel

Description:
Where to start? Basically, this modification will allow you (the moderator) to strip a post of it's vowels (ie. "disemvowel" -- get it? See what I did there? Oh yes..) Why would you want to do this? Well, I can think of a multitude of reasons.. none of them relevant, but I digress. Disemvoweling has been made e-famous by popular blog sites such as BoingBoing and Gizmodo.


Details:
So, what is disemvoweling exactly?

Here's what Wikipedia has to say about it:
Originally Posted by Wikipedia
In the fields of Internet discussion and forum moderation, disemvoweling is a technique used to censor unwanted postings such as spam, internet trolling, rudeness or criticism and yet maintain some transparency, both of the act and the underlying word. Disemvoweling (also spelled disemvowelling) appears to model the word "disemboweling" and involves removing vowels from questionable text, either as a form of self-censorship or as a technique used by forum moderators and newsgroup operators. The net effect of disemvoweling text is illegibility or legibility only through significant cognitive effort; thus the technique helps to suppress unwanted comments.
Neat idea, huh? Yea.. I thought so, too.. and here we are!

Cliff-Notes (y'know, for the slow..):
This mod will turn this:
This site sucks, you (and your dog) suck too. I'm going to go eat paper, bye!
... into this!:
Ths st scks, y (nd yr dg) sck t. 'm gng t g t ppr by!
(FYI, if you need pictures.. I attached those too.)



Installation:
  1. Download and unzip the attached archive.
  2. Upload included files to their respective directories.
  3. Import product-disemvowelr.xml via the Product Manager.
  4. ???
  5. Profit!

Notes:
All template edits are done automagically for you. However, if you'd like to do them yourself in an alternate location, color, whatever -- simply disable the auto-template editor plugin via the Plugin Manager.



Comments:
As with all my hacks, this modification is provided free of charge. However, if you find this product useful and have money burning a hole in your pocket, feel free to make a small donation, I won't mind.. really.

Version History:
  • 1.0 - Initial release, here's to hoping..
  • 1.1 - Added a FAQ entry as to what disemvoweling is and linked to it from within the disemvoweled post.
  • 1.1.1 - Added auto-template support for postbit_legacy
  • 1.2 - Icons! Yay! Also included instructions for manual template edits (see README.TXT)
  • 1.3 - Fixed a problem when disemvoweling a post with quotes (or possibly any BBCODE). Now the post is stripped of BBCODES before disemvoweled. No more broken quote tags.

* Please note that this modification was developed on a forum with a userbase of 1 (myself). I've tested it for basic functionality but I cannot guarantee functionality or behavior on your forum. So, please -- make backups before installing this product!

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Old 20 Aug 2009, 21:21
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Works great but anyone can quote the disemvoweled post to see what the person said and the person can just quote their own post and repost it. Any work around for this? Otherwise I like it a lot.
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Old 27 Aug 2009, 17:56
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Originally Posted by amish_irish View Post
Works great but anyone can quote the disemvoweled post to see what the person said and the person can just quote their own post and repost it. Any work around for this? Otherwise I like it a lot.
Yup I was interested in this but tbh seems a bit useless with the quoting issue :|
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Old 12 Nov 2010, 02:16
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I need this for VB4
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Old 12 Nov 2010, 15:22
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Originally Posted by Octavius. View Post
I need this for VB4
Have you installed it to see if it works on vB4 yet?
So many Mods do, always worth a try.
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Old 19 Nov 2010, 03:07
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Originally Posted by New Joe View Post
Have you installed it to see if it works on vB4 yet?
So many Mods do, always worth a try.
Doesn't work. It gives me this error.

The following error occurred when attempting to evaluate this template:
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This is likely caused by a malformed conditional statement. It is highly recommended that you fix this error before continuing, but you may continue as-is if you wish.
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