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Getting rid of trolls (7 posts)

  1. CypherXero
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I wrote out an article about stopping trolls in WordPress. This article also was also featured on Slashdot, and lineman.net

  2. Ruby Sinreich
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks for the article, but it doesn't help me at all. I have one extremely virulent and energetic troll. I tried putting his address in the spamwords, but it doesn't work because I am using a plug-in that allows users to authorize their own comments by e-mail.

    What I really need is a plug-in that will allow me to maintain a list of trolls' e-mail addresses and then ensure that their posts never show up. Does anyone know of a tool like this?

  3. woddfellow2
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    [...] I am using a plug-in that allows users to authorize their own comments by e-mail.

    You should probably^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^Hdefinitely remove/disable that plugin                         .

  4. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    rubyji,
    The troll will just keep coming back with a new email address.

  5. DianeV
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Is s/he on cable or DSL? If you can find the entries in your log files -- and s/he's not on dialup or a dynamic IP -- you could block access to your blog via the .htaccess file:

    deny from 111.222.333.444
    or
    deny from his.direct.dsl.address

  6. Ruby Sinreich
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    No duh he will get new e-mail addresses, but that takes longer than getting new IP addresses. When I was using MT that was the only way to block him and it was a complete waste of time.

    Why do you think I should remove the plug-in, woodfellow?

  7. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 9 years ago #

    On a free email service I use I have more than 20 addresses because it's easy to set them up when I need a throw-away (takes maybe a minute); they also offer a number of domains for me to choose from, allowing me to mask myself even more if I was up to no good.

    Sorry, but getting a new email address is not difficult these days.

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