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getting "Blog Verification" spam even with login required (6 posts)

  1. xulu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'm in the process of setting up a blog that has already begun to get comment spam, even though we have checked the "Users must be registered and logged in to comment" option. I will enable Akismet shortly, but I'm a confused about how the spam was posted at all.

    The message says "357204 Blog Verification Said" as if "357204 Blog Verification" were a username, but no such user exists. Can anyone explain what's going on?

    Thanks!

  2. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    It is explained, just search...
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/74555?replies=11

  3. xulu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Actually, I did search and I had read the thread you pointed to. I understand that it's spam.

    My question is, how is comment spam getting posted when I have the blog set to require logins in order to comment?

    Thanks!

  4. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Because they are not humans but automated scripts that go directly to the file.
    Use an anti-spam plugin (or two :).

  5. xulu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    If they can access the script directly, bypassing the login requirement I've set up, wouldn't that be considered a bug?

  6. xulu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    . . . And for what it's worth, I have now set up Akismet.

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