General Chat Thread, Education City - Obscenities in Source Code? in General; I recently had a lot of hits in policy central for Education City.
Has anyone else who uses the same ...
1st November 2012, 11:01 AM #1
Education City - Obscenities in Source Code?
I recently had a lot of hits in policy central for Education City.
Has anyone else who uses the same or similar software noticed this too? Wanted an opinion before I take it up with them.
1st November 2012, 11:18 AM #2
I can't speak for education city, but we saw this a while ago with MyMaths (which I believe is now resolved) where there are commented out lines in the flash code containing inappropriate words (in the case of mymaths it was a crude conversation between two developers IIRC). It is worth bearing in mind that sometimes if you have dynamic content analysis those 'word match' games and games that randomly generate content can trigger this based on parts of words. Is there a way to view the code at all?
1st November 2012, 11:19 AM #3
If its in coments it should be compiled out, would have to be in error messages or something to actually trip it.
1st November 2012, 11:22 AM #4
Yeah it's in everyone's best interest if these get removed. So you don't get hits on your filtering and so they don't have a PR problem.
1st November 2012, 11:24 AM #5
The words are being caught in an Infant school where the children playing would have no idea how to spell them. There are also no other web pages open to trigger them.
I will give them a ring just to be safe.
1st November 2012, 11:24 AM #6
Get it on a linux box (just the files), and run
and see if there are any dirty words lurking.
strings file.ext | tr A-Z a-z | sort | uniq
1st November 2012, 12:00 PM #7
Ive contacted them and left it with them to investigate.
1st November 2012, 12:00 PM #8
Edugeek was flagging up as being obscene and racist for me! lol Not sure if its still happening, head hasn't said anything...
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