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Security Feature Suggestions?

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    Stephen Farr
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    @teenchat

    Sorry, I’m not sure if this is the right area to post this subject in, but it’s a funny one…

    I’m in the final stages of developing a social network for teenagers, similar to ‘Kidswirl’, but aimed at the 13-16 year old audience, and I wondered if there are any features on Buddypress that will be able to provide more protection to my users?

    Thanks

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    Stephen Farr
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    @teenchat

    Anyone?

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    Stephen Farr
    Participant

    @teenchat

    Anyone?

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    Hugo
    Moderator

    @hnla

    I’m afraid at present BP itself offers very little by way of privacy or security. There was a thread discussion on what may happen with a plugin written by one of the more experienced BP developers to provide a layer of privacy to BP, at present the community waits to find out whether it will be released to the community to use and maintain or even perhaps for it to be worked into the core.

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    Boone Gorges
    Keymaster

    @boonebgorges

    Sorry to jump in on what is apparently just a semantic issue, but I want to point out that BuddyPress is actually quite *secure*, taking advantage of a wide array of security features in WordPress intended to prevent against various kinds of mischief (SQL injection, XSS, CSRF, etc) and in some cases inventing its own. It is in the area of customizable, fine-grained *privacy* that BP is somewhat lacking at the moment.

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    @modemlooper
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    @modemlooper

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    Hugo
    Moderator

    @hnla

    Ah yes, semantics, indeed Boone. Hadn’t meant to use ‘security’ in the sense to which you refer which really is a far more server/site protection aspect and one I’m afraid to say should be par for the course for any moderately well written web application i.e sql injection after all that really is room 101 scripting ;) but in the more user orientated manner the OP was , I think, referring to, and in that respect no I’m afraid BP offers little built in to moderate, administer members, protect privacy aspects of members details, etc so where young children are concerned the OP or anyone should tread carefully

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    Stephen Farr
    Participant

    @teenchat

    I don’t suppose there is a plugin readily available to filter certain words and phrases is there?

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    Hugo
    Moderator

    @hnla

    Profanity filter? There was something but I think it was WP post specific but should be possible to achieve with a little work for BP aspects.

    There is this:
    https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/webpurifytextreplace/
    But it is a paid for solution and although it states BP support it is a little outdated so would need checking with authors as to whether it would work with alter BP versions.

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    Hugo
    Moderator

    @hnla

    This filters out nasty rude words for comment replies, maybe someone could extend that to cover BP streams.

    `
    function filter_profanity($content) {
    $profanities = array(‘smelly,’fart’,’bignose’,’lamebrain’, );
    $content=str_ireplace($profanities,’*censored*’,$content);
    return $content;
    }
    add_filter(‘comment_text’,’filter_profanity’);
    `
    Obviously I’ve had to filter the filter words as mine were simply shocking and not to be repeated in polite company.

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    Stephen Farr
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    @teenchat

    Would anyone be able to extend this?

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    Stephen Farr
    Participant

    @teenchat

    ??

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    Boone Gorges
    Keymaster

    @boonebgorges

    Please don’t bump your own posts more than once every 24 hours.

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    Stephen Farr
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    @teenchat

    Anyone please? – & thanks to hnla!

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