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    We are working on a website where we want the users to send and receive private messages. However, we don't want them to exchange phone numbers, emails or web links. We were just wondering how we can go about doing the filtering. The site is built using PHP on wordpress.

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    The best way would be to use regular expressions (pattern matching).

    Mind you, you'll only be able to block most patterns. If someone wants to send a number (say area code zero zero zero five five five one two one two), that someone will.
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    No way to stop them from exchanging things ...

    They can also do this: eight four seven, five five five, six two three one
    Or,
    "Hey man, contact me at fbook ... john smith"

    How would you stop something like that?



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