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failure in comments restriction to registered users (5 posts)

  1. geoffe
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I have restricted comments to registered users, yet still I get spam from unregistered users.

    Is this a known problem, any way to patch it?

    I'm using 2.0.7 and had the same problem in earlier versions.

  2. geoffe
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Has anyone else discovered an issue with the restriction to registered users not actually working?

    I have registration disabled as well, yet I would get comments. Has happened only once since upgrading to 2.0.7, but I'd like to know if someone has discovered this problem before I try hunting it down.

  3. geoffe
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Does no one else experience this problem or am I not asking in a proper way or channel?

    I had it happen again tonight, an unregistered visitor attempting to post spam. As all comments are moderated, it doesn't go far, but I'd still love to know how the requirement to register is not 100%.

    Also, Allow link notifications from other Weblogs (pingbacks and trackbacks.) is disabled.

  4. fhc
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I've got the same problem. I have just upgraded from 1.5.x to 2.1 and I still get spam from unregistered users. Like you all comments are moderated so it doesn't go anywhere but the moderation queue but still..

  5. geoffe
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Apparently the trouble is that there is no way to set a global option for posts to disallow pings and trackbacks.

    My solution was to edit the db to change all posts with an open ping_status to closed.

    The option to disable pings only sets the default for new posts, but does nothing for old posts.

    Your other possible method is to go to each posts and uncheck the allow ping field (above allow comments).

    I still think that it's an ugly hole for spam to get through and that there should be separate moderation schemes for regular comments and trackback comments. And a way to completely disable trackbacks/pings alltogether.

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