I’m having issues with blacklist and with the whitelist for url. These seem straightforward but yet they don’t seem to work properly for me.
You can see that I blocked “dot*com” in the blacklist to block this particular spam message getting around my URL filter. But you can see that it didn’t prevent the message.
I don’t know if it’s related but it also times out users for posting YouTube links, even though this is my whitelist. What am I missing?
Did the spam message you had, maybe have 2 spaces ? Unless * cannot be used for spaces. Not sure on that.
I believe the wildcard character (
*) only works when it’s at the end of a word, if you want to match what was sent in your chat, using “
dot com” would have worked.
If you’re familiar with RegExp you can create more advanced filters.
Had a look at the advanced filters page and it’s not saying a lot about REGEX.
Which syntax does it use please (as there are a few slightly different ones).
For help on the pattern and eventual flags/modifiers see the
RegExp link above.
The only modifier you might need is “
i” for case-insensitive matches, the others are a bit useless in our context.
For the pattern you do it like usual, so if you want to match “
dot com” and “
dotcom” for example, the pattern will be:
/dot\s?com/, then for Nightbot to work with it you just need to add a tilde (
~) before the pattern:
~/dot\s?com/, and if you want it to match “
DOT COM” as well as “
DOTCOM” too, you can add the “
As far as I can see, this may work for you…
Yep, that said, if you want to account for any character(s) that could be placed between the “
dot” and “
com” (including the lack of one), you can do the simpler:
I deleted this message as I was talking C**P
Thanks. Didn’t realize the wildcard could only go at the end. I’m pretty good with regex so I’ll just do that, much easier. Thanks
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