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Akismet expanded

  1. Roy
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    I would love Akismet to be expanded with a referrer spam database. I get tons of referrer spam, different urls, different IPs. These in a database would be great, so that I don't have to manually update my htaccess all the time.

    Another thing I'd love from Akismet is a network version so that I can delete all spam for the entire network in one place.

    Posted: 3 years ago #
  2. Techie
    Member

    So are you just blocking the spammers by IP so they don't generate server load for you?

    Posted: 3 years ago #
  3. Roy
    Member

    12345

    The problem is that it are different referrers and mostly even different IPs all the time, so my htaccess is getting HUGE. If these IPs would be in the Akismet database just like IPs of spammers, Akismet could be a very effective tool against referrer spam too I think.

    Posted: 3 years ago #
  4. Techie
    Member

    But that would generate a lot of server load. When every visitor starts loading the site Akismet would have to look through an entire database of known IPs (that would be huge) to stop the page load or to let it through. At least for spammers this happens after a comment is submitted, not for every page load.

    Posted: 3 years ago #
  5. Roy
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    12345

    The order of the posts is a bit weird!
    In any case, it makes sense that it would take a big server load to check the IP of every visitor, but I wonder, these spambots try to hammer spam in each and every available post. Isn't that about the same?

    Or else, how does Bad Behavior do what it does? Could my request be better be addressed to the authors of that plugin perhaps?

    Posted: 3 years ago #

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    This is not a core suggestion