CleanSpeak Tutorial: Understanding Filter Mode

Marshall Bauernfeind

Filter Mode

When working with Inversoft’s profanity filter, CleanSpeak, the flexibility and thoroughness of  the filter provides multiple tool sets to test, customize and tune the filter to meet your online community needs.

A classic profanity filtering challenge is when words are embedded in other words. This is commonly referred to as the Scunthorpe problem. Inversoft has developed a solution to this problem by introducing Filter Mode. For each entry on the CleanSpeak filter list, the filter mode defines how the word or entry will be filtered, particularly when it’s next to letters and numbers.


For more information and detailed documentation on Filter Mode click here. You can jump to other detailed CleanSpeak tutorials and relevant articles below.

Other Resources:

CleanSpeak Tutorial: Working with Blacklist Dictionary

CleanSpeak Tutorial: Working with Blacklist Ignores

CleanSpeak Tutorial: Working with Blacklist Variations