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Disemvowelr™ - A new passive-aggressive form of moderation..
Mod Version: 1.3, by magnus (Member) magnus is offline
Developer Last Online: Feb 2012 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 3.8.1 Rating: (4 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 48
Released: 07 Apr 2009 Last Update: 27 May 2009 Downloads: 191
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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  #46  
Old 28 Apr 2009, 02:58
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Any ideas?
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Old 06 May 2009, 16:59
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Eh, I love this idea but it just doesn't work right..have to remove. Thanks for the mod though bud. If you could make it where it doesn't remove vowels in quote, tags, etc..then it would be great.

Thanks
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Old 17 May 2009, 22:31
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nice mod. i dont think ill use it, but just in case im gonna tag it for future reference
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Old 27 May 2009, 13:27
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Sorry for the late update, but things have gotten pretty hectic the past few months and I haven't had time to breathe let alone update my vB mods. Anyway, should be good. Let me know if you hit any other snags!

~ m.
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Old 04 Jun 2009, 19:13
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I don't think spammers care whether you shame them. All you're doing it allowing your forum to be flooded out. Google 'WoW forum' if you want to see what your forum will look like if you let it happen.
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Old 10 Jun 2009, 14:48
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Originally Posted by sheep92032 View Post
I don't think spammers care whether you shame them. All you're doing it allowing your forum to be flooded out. Google 'WoW forum' if you want to see what your forum will look like if you let it happen.
Ideally, this would be used for troublesome posts (ie. flamebaiting, off-topic, etc.) Think of it more of a "pre-warning" before and official infraction is given.
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Old 10 Jun 2009, 15:02
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Originally Posted by sheep92032 View Post
I don't think spammers care whether you shame them. All you're doing it allowing your forum to be flooded out. Google 'WoW forum' if you want to see what your forum will look like if you let it happen.
It's not a spam tool, it's a troublesome user tool.

I won't be using this because, well, I chased all the jokers out of my forum. But I must say, it's funny. If I ever start getting trouble again, I'm definitely installing this and Miserable Users.
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Old 28 Jun 2009, 21:55
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Wonderful idea. Installed
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Old 10 Jul 2009, 18:00
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Hmmm any way that disemvowelr could be made to ignore text between QUOTE and IMG tags? Maybe not quotes (as I'm sure people would figure out a workaround and just quote their whole post), but ignoring IMG tags would be useful... This might be complicated though...

I'll update if I figure anything out!
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Old 10 Jul 2009, 18:42
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Ugh... I've got nuthin... Drats.

I'm sure it involves preg_match, but I can't wrap my mind around it right now...


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  #56  
Old 11 Jul 2009, 08:10
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I have doubts:

Does this mod takes the vowels by itself or do the admin has to disemvowel-whatever the post?, I guest the Admin or Mod has to do it. I find this hilarious and I'm so having it, but since my site is in Spanish I don't know if it will work, guess so if I, as Admin, take the vowels out, but aside from the hilarious part it takes more time than delete or edit the post, right?.
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Old 07 Aug 2009, 19:39
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@barcena - If you set the rights for a group to use it you just click a link to devowel and same to restore. Easy to use and very effective for a visible warning.

I found a possible bug (or is just on my forum).
If you reply to a thread with a disvoweled post, below you can see the post in clear.
I guess it should not be like this as it beats the purpose of having the mod.
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Old 08 Aug 2009, 15:18
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WOW, what an awesome idea!
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Old 14 Aug 2009, 20:20
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Originally Posted by magnus View Post
Absolutely, everything is template based. Just remove/comment out the portion of the auto-template edit plugin that adds it.
There seems to be two sections in the .xml that look like they are adding the message (from laymans view) could you confirm exacty what section(s) should be removed to take away the message.

Thanks
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Old 16 Aug 2009, 01:48
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Cute. This should cause about as much frustration as the Miserable Users mod. Thanks.
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