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Ban some words/links from using on the forum
Mod Version: 1.2.1, by LordOfWAR_PC (Member) LordOfWAR_PC is offline
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vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (3 votes - 4.67 average) Installs: 56
Released: 23 Jan 2011 Last Update: 10 Feb 2011 Downloads: 244
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Product was updated to version 1.2.1

Changelog v1.2.1 :
  • Fixed bug, when guests was able to read posts (with parsed bbcodes) even after option - "Disable BBCodes in all existing posts, which already include denied words/links" was enabled.

Changelog v1.2 :
  • Threads/Posts and Pm's titles will be checked for banned strings too.
  • Now it is possible to customize your own error message for every banned word/link/string.

Changelog v1.1 :
  • Now error message are provided with banned word/link which was used in users message. So users will know which word they must delete to continue.
  • All links are urldecoded before checking, so trick with posting urlencoded links will not work anymore.


In some time, every VB forum admin have an situation, when someone or some spam-bots, or groups of peoples starting writting every time same "bad" words or when they every time publishing a links on their web-sites. They think that referals from your site will help them to grow up in search systems and e.t.c.

Vbulletin have an normal autocensor, which can change some words to the "*****", but it allows to the users to write a post... Also after using autocensor, if sometimes we will want to disable it - all this links/words must be resaved in every post to see them again (because even after disabling autocensor - peoples will see same - "*******").


So... With using "BannedWords" plugin, you can ban/deny some words/links(or their parts) from using in new posts/pm's. Users will see an error after trying to add new reply/start new thread or so... (error with text that he used banned word. To be clear - I am used "word" as any string which can be an part of users message).

This plugin allows you to specify banned words, users and usergroups which will be ignored by plugin (let's say - situation, when we want to leave possibility to publish forbidden links for moderators and admins) and others options.

Plugin options (screenshot) - vBulletin Options->Banned Words Plugin Settings :

Error which users will see after creating messages with denied words (screenshot) :

If you want to customize error message for every banned word, you must make new vbphrase (for needed banned word) in Languages & Phrases->Phrase Manager->Add New Phrase :
  • Phrase Type=Error Messages
  • Product=BannedWords
  • Varname=AnyYourVarName
  • Text=AnyYourErrorMessage (your error message can contain this word - "!bword!",which will be replaced by banned word which cause the error.

After you will make new vbphrase, you must go into this plugin options and type your banned word and phrase name as shown in Example #2 :,my_error_vbphrase1

(Banned Word/Link and Phrase/Var name must be separated by comma).


If you will enable option with disabling bbcodes in all posts (with denied words), which was created recently, they (posts) will looks as shown in this screenshot (with disabled bbcodes) :


Also you can disable this product in any time, and all recently blocked words will be allowed and bbcodes in old posts with denied words will works automatically.

Product was tested on VB 3.8.6 and VB 4.0.1, but must works also on every VB 3 or 4 version...


How to install :

Just import xml file as usual VB product.

Uninstallation :

Just uninstall this product as any other VB product.

How to update :

Uninstall and then reinstall product (before that, it is recomended to save your old options into some place).


For multilanguage forums :

After installing of "Ban some words/links from using on the forum" product, you will be able to find and edit needed vbphrases :
  • bannedwords_error
  • setting_bannedwords_onoff_desc
  • setting_bannedwords_onoff_title
  • setting_bannedwords_list_desc
  • setting_bannedwords_list_title
  • setting_bannedwords_exception_usrgroups_desc
  • setting_bannedwords_exception_usrgroups_title
  • setting_bannedwords_exception_users_desc
  • setting_bannedwords_exception_users_title
  • setting_bannedwords_use_in_pm_desc
  • setting_bannedwords_use_in_pm_title
  • setting_bannedwords_disable_bb_in_exist_post_desc
  • setting_bannedwords_disable_bb_in_exist_post_title

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Old 05 May 2011, 20:01
thehawkVB thehawkVB is offline
Join Date: Apr 2011
Is there a limit in the number of words?

I added 66 of them, didn't work, with one it did.

EDIT: Ok, it seems words are to be on different lines, not separated by comma, mea culpa


Last edited by thehawkVB; 05 May 2011 at 20:07.
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Old 28 Jul 2011, 01:17
DNCL DNCL is offline
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Hello dear LordOfWAR_PC, does this mod work well with the CKEditor in 4.1.4 or 4.15? if not can you upgrade it please so i can upgrade my 4.1.3 forum.
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Old 28 Jul 2011, 02:14
rajubd rajubd is offline
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yes working on 4..1.4
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Old 25 Oct 2011, 04:10
nacaruncr nacaruncr is offline
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Installed + tagged + MOTM + 5 Stars

How I can do to appear all list of ban words when people trying to post?
example.... I have this webs in the list:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

How I can do to appear:
"Sorry, but Administrator denied one of the words, which you used in your message,,,

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Old 19 Nov 2011, 14:48
Gonzales Gonzales is offline
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perfect for my board, is work in 4.1.8, ty.
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Old 06 Feb 2012, 22:37
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muratcan25 muratcan25 is offline
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how to vbulletin 3 ?
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Old 19 Apr 2012, 09:25
Samsine Samsine is offline
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it work in 4.1.11
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Old 10 Nov 2017, 01:48
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gsk8 gsk8 is offline
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Seems to work fine on VB 4.2.5

I wish there was a way to ban the word "jap" without banning "japan". We have a huge international presence, and some folks from other countries don't understand that this is not an acceptable word.
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Old 28 May 2018, 02:06
DCD.RB DCD.RB is offline
Join Date: Jan 2011
This seem to work on vB 3.8, but I noticed someone was able to bypass this just having a quote or spoiler tags before the post.

I tested it, the banned words filter no longer checks for the words if the quotes/spoiler tags came before the banned words.

Edit: I got it, using this seems to break the plugin:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Last edited by DCD.RB; 28 May 2018 at 02:20.
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