Keyword blocker is an addon that must be enabled by Vanilla staff. Please contact your CSM or Vanilla Support in order to have this enabled on your community.
Keyword blockers allows you to select certain unacceptable words and have the entire post sent to the moderation queue.
If you would prefer the post was simply replaced with something inoffensive, such as ****, we suggest you use the less aggressive Civil Tongue Addon.
Once enabled, you can edit what words should trigger a post being sent to the moderation queue for approval by going to the Keyword Blocker settings.
You may access these settings by going to the Dashboard, then Settings, then Addons, and selecting the settings option next to the Keyword Blocker addon, or you may select Keyword Blocker directly from the left side panel (both accomplish the same thing, the side bar option simply provides a larger view for forums with a long list of words)
Once you are in the Keyword Blocker settings, you can enter a semi-colon (;) separated list of unacceptable words:
When this is enabled, if a user attempts to publish a post that contains a blocked word, such as:
The user will be met with this screen upon attempting to post a discussion:
If the blocked word appears within a comment, the notification will appear as a pop up:
Finger emoji is only for illustrative purposes of this article and will NOT appear on the site, only the "Your comment will appear after it is approved" dialog box will actually appear.
If the verbiage in these notifications is not conducive to your branding, email your CSM to have it changed.
The blocked posts will appear in the Moderation Queue until they are approved.
Users will not be notified when their post is approved.