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Record User Agent/Browser and OS with Comment for Better Spam Filtering

  1. WisTex
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    I was looking through some of the spam comments on my blog, and I got really curious about whether certain posts were submitted by a robot or directly. They were obviously promotional in nature, but in some cases that isn't a problem... assuming it is from a real person who visited the blog rather than a robot, and it is posted in the appropriate place (like in a post where I actually ask for links to resources). It would be nice to be able to tell the difference between robot comments and user comments.

    I would like to see the User Agent of the commenters in addition to the IP address information already provided.

    Although I know that it can be spoofed, not everyone would spoof it, so at least some would show as obvious robots.

    Posted: 3 years ago #
  2. Reaper-X
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    I second this also, although it's possible to edit the wordpress core file directly and / or edit your current spam filtering solution code by adding $comment->comment_agent to display the user agent because it's recorded in the database by default (i'm using this method atm). It'd be better if WordPress support it out of the box (in other words, display the user agent by default in admin area) :)

    Posted: 3 years ago #

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