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Dealing with spam comments (8 posts)

  1. jonlumb
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Does anyone have any suggestions for dealing with persistent spam?

    I am getting the same bit of spam over and over, and whilst I have comments down to moderate, it is getting a pain in the arse having to do it manually all the time.

    Is there any way I can write some rules to ban posts with certain phrases in, or any other automated technique?

  2. bottleneck
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #


  3. bottleneck
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    just in case,

    after installing
    Math Comment Spam Protection Plugin
    I cut spam 99 %

  4. hotkee
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Or use the one that comes with wordpress, Akismet, http://akismet.com/

  5. mrmist
    Forum Janitor
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Akismet and bad behavior meant that I've very rarely had to deal with any spam myself.

    If you're getting the same piece of spam over and over you could copy bits of it into the excluded words filter.

  6. jessn
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Yeah I do what mrmist suggested. Everytime I get spam comments I pick out words that spammers tend to use (but no one else- you don't want to block good comments) and put them in the excluded words. Things like "manhood" and "insurance"

  7. rawalex
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I would also suggest adding in places they normally link to. I have a list or things like .info, .ru, .hk, .pl, .it, all as banned terms. It gets rid of much of the spam even before any other sort of filtering.

  8. jessn
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    And if you have one guy in particular who spams non-stop there's a great plugin for banning people

    http://www.justinshattuck.com/bannage/

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