Profanity filter

You can set up the Profanity filter to automatically replace inappropriate language in your community.

Fastpath: Admin Console: Spaces > Settings > Filters and Macros

The Profanity filter automatically detects words in your profanity list and replaces them with ***. The Profanity filter is the most commonly used filter; we recommend that you consider using it. You set up the filter by adding the words you want filtered out, and then turning the filter on. For more on filters, see Configuring filters and macros.


A Profanity filter example
Note: The Profanity filter only works with languages that have natural word boundaries. For example, this filter does not work with Japanese and Chinese.
Attention: The Custom word list has a limit of 3500 characters.

You can set the Profanity filter for the whole community or for particular spaces.

Best practices for creating profanity word list

If you have more than a few entries, enter the longer or broader phrases before the smaller and more specific ones because they are evaluated in the order you enter them.

For example, your list includes both gleeking boil-brained nit and nit. The entries are evaluated in the order you enter them. So if you've got nit before gleeking boil-brained nit, then content that includes That's rubbish, you gleeking boil-brained nit is filtered to That's rubbish, you gleeking boil-brained *** — you won't have filtered out the whole phrase.

Setting up Profanity filter

To set up the Profanity filter for your community:

  1. In the Admin Console, go to Spaces > Settings > Filters and Macros.
  2. Scroll to the Profanity filter and click Settings next to it.
  3. In Custom word list, enter the list of words you want filtered out of your content.

    Words and phrases must be separated by commas.

  4. Select check boxes for the parts of the content you want filtered: Body, Subject, and Property Values.
  5. Click Save Properties to save the changes.

    The Filters and Macros page is opened with the message detailing the result at the top.

Enabling Profanity filter

To enable the profanity filter:

  1. In the Admin Console, go to Spaces > Settings > Filters and Macros.
  2. Scroll to the Profanity filter and select On next to the filter.
  3. Click Save Settings under the list.