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#13 2007-04-18 04:26:08

maniqui
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Re: SPAM prevention based on commenter's "Web" field

zem wrote:

The way Textpattern handles spam estimates is a bit limited, so I’m open to suggestions on how to improve it. A couple of possibilities:

  • Store the message(s) in the comment table when saving it, and perhaps remove the evaluator log

Hi zem, I have posted some ideas about previeng comments and improving the anti-spam mechanism I have been drafting during the last days in my Google Notebook.


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#14 2007-04-18 07:28:40

Mary
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Re: SPAM prevention based on commenter's "Web" field

I think the core should have it’s own blacklist and whitelist support, which ships blank. It’s not fool-proof, but its an additional tool that can evolve based upon the individual site’s troublemakers.

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#15 2007-04-18 08:03:48

colak
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Re: SPAM prevention based on commenter's "Web" field

Mary wrote:

I think the core should have it’s own blacklist and whitelist support, which ships blank.

I second this as I think that it’ll be a great improvement.


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#16 2007-05-07 22:24:59

WebKat
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Registered: 2007-01-16
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Re: SPAM prevention based on commenter's "Web" field

Yes I would be all for a way to have spam auto-deleted. This plugin hasn’t falsely flagged anything as spam yet, so I trust it. Even if it did on ocassion delete something that wasn’t spam, it would be worth it for the time saved in deleting spam.



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#17 2007-05-22 11:47:05

The-Exit
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Re: SPAM prevention based on commenter's "Web" field

Hi

I just patched the plugin with the extentions from ruud.

Well I think, textpattern needs good anti-spam-plugins, which are easy to handle. So I would encourage a release of ruuds version as a plugin.

For not so sophisticated users a blacklist which can be edited easyly through the backend.

If the plugin flags a comment as a spam oder moderate, this should be mentioned in the E-Mail the author gets, and probably in the email is a delete link.

For the case, that a readers comment is flagged as spam, probably a second question in the preview screen would be good, e.g. the captcha or just a simple math question.

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#18 2009-02-28 12:02:36

Neko
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Registered: 2004-03-18
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Re: SPAM prevention based on commenter's "Web" field

Is something changed in the way TXP handles comments recently?

Because this part of the plug-in doesn’t seem to work anymore:

$needle = "http://";
	$urlcount = substr_count($checking,$needle);
	if($urlcount > $spam_count_limit)
		{ $spam=1; }

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