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how to block spam comments (from Online poker) (43 posts)

  1. pande
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hello guys,
    I am getting hell lot of comments (spam) on my blog for each blog entry :(
    I just wanted to know, is there a way to block comments based on author name/email.
    I think, IP banning is not possible for my site since I am getting same IP for all the comments.
    Thanks in advance for yoyr suggestions :)
    -pande
    This is that spam comment :(
    ---------------------------------------
    Author : free online poker (IP: 10.59.167.109 , 10.59.167.109) E-mail : sunny@
    URI : xxx.1-poker-games.us
    ---------------------------
    [links munged - Podz]

  2. Just add the author's name to your blacklist (in options/discussion). You may want to fill up your blacklist with the most frequent words too (the link is near the blacklist controls.

  3. pande
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    But i am not getting that option for "discussions"
    I am using WordPress 1.0.2...
    Thanks,

  4. lawtai
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    you might want to upgrade to WP 1.2.1, then add the plugin wp_blacklist. That would allow you to do what you want to as far as blocking spam comments.

  5. You should see "Discussions" when you upgrade to wp 1.2.1, it's just about as effective as wp_blacklist IMO.

  6. Beel
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Now why would you want to post a link to their site?? Are they giving you a cut for promulgating their spam? ;-)

  7. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    @Beel - good point :)

  8. pande
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    sorry guys,
    i just did a copy paste from the comment on my site...
    I am not the spammer ;-)

  9. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I got the same thing

  10. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Oops, hit the Post Message button too fast for the one above.
    I have something similar that happened. I also got an online gambling thing, but a different one from above. However, mine was a bit strange:
    I have about 30 or so drafts in my Write folder. Mostly just subject names and a few things in the body text (I do this to queue blogs for things that I want to write about, mostly just as a reminder).
    Well, anyway, the Spammer left comments almost all of the draft blogs. Not one appeared in published blogs.
    How can someone access those drafts? They haven't been published, there is only one user for the site (me) and everything should be locked down. Does anyone know? This is really concerning.
    Cheers,
    Todd

  11. bhanu
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    My blog also got affected with this spammers.
    Seems they made some automated scritp to post comments.
    Posts resemble "Quotes" from a famous person/book.
    So this is a BUG for wordpress. Its not a individual siteblog problem any more.

  12. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Yup, I'm getting hit by this spammer as well. Luckily not too many, but it has only started in the last couple of days. Entering all the pertinent words into the spam blocker seems to be doing the trick though.

  13. It's not a bug in WordPress, that's just how sophisticated these SPAM bots are. Whenever you have active comments, you are open to being spammed. The only way to stop SPAM is to turn off your comments.

  14. Fahim, I'm sorry I wasn't clear on what I meant before. I do like how WPBlacklist looks, and I think it's a very sophisticated/complete system. But that's my problem with it. I still prefer to have some control over my comments. So, for now, the built-in blacklist is just as effective as far as I'm concerned. However, when the days come that I'm swamped with comment SPAM and don't have time to approve/disapprove comments, I will look not further than WPBlacklist.

  15. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 9 years ago #

    So how would I delete these comments? I have v 1.0.2 and have not the slightest clue as to going about updating to the new version of wordpress. I have two left toes when it comes to blogging or troubleshooting on the computer. So how do I block this online poker crap in v 1.0.2?

  16. charle97
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    you can try this.

  17. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 9 years ago #

    SQL/DB Error:
    [You have an error in your SQL syntax near '' at line 1]
    SELECT * FROM wp_users WHERE ID =
    Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/httpd/vhosts/benreedjohnson.com/httpdocs/thoughts/wp-includes/wp-db.php:106) in /home/httpd/vhosts/benreedjohnson.com/httpdocs/thoughts/wp-admin/post.php on line 495
    I can't even delete these comments. What the heck does this mean?

  18. Sphyr
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Online-poker turned it up a notch. I added "poker" to my list of moderated words. When he was posting 1 - 2 spams a day, that worked well.
    Now "online-poker" is posting 25 an hour. None of them get displayed because of the word "poker", but my moderation panel is completely filled with these "awaiting moderation". We're talking 200 since last night.

  19. TechGnome
    Moderator
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Here's another alternative:
    http://wordpress.org/support/3/15521
    This idea is based on the fact that the poker spammer dumps comments in for posts that may or may not exist.
    macmanx - I disagree with your assertion that " The only way to stop SPAM is to turn off your comments." That simply isn't true. As I said in a different thread, if some one is determined enough, they will get through. What you can do is to make is so difficult for them that they don't bother. Between all of the items I have in place (the above hack, as well as BlackList - which I need to update) I've been reasonably secure from spam. Now, I have to admit, I don't know if it's because I haven't been targeted, or if my security is adequate. Turning off comments just doesn't cut it. That's the point of blogging (for me at any rate) is to get feed back from my readers (as few as they are.) Honestly, there are a number of blogs I've stopped visiting because I couldn't comment on their site. Sure, I could post the comment on my site and link back to them, but 1) It takes the comment out of context and 2) My site has a focus, and I try not to clutter it with non-related items.
    TG

  20. Paolo
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'll be looking into WPBlacklist as I used it with much success when using MovableType but I was hit for the first time today with the "poker" spam and managed to net all of it by having any comment with more than 2 links sent to Moderation.
    It's a bit annoying to have to manually delete things beneath my contempt but it works.

  21. Sphyr
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    It's still a bother to delete 30 comments from Moderation.

  22. Tek
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I am also having this problem I was using kitten's spam words but it isn't helping. I know I loved the blacklist in MT... I never got bothered. It just deleted that stuff and didn't even put it in a qeue for moderation. =(
    This is quite annoying.

  23. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 9 years ago #

    if only moderation had an option to delete ALL comments rather than having to go through and click the radio button for all fifty, that would be good enough for me.
    does anyone have a plugin that adds this?

  24. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Have a look at "Mass Edit Mode" which is within comments. you can either have View Mode or Mass Edit Mode.
    I have started getting spam today and used Mass Edit Mode which allows you to do one tick to remove all.
    cheers
    Newby

  25. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 9 years ago #

    so how is it that these spam bots find the wordpress distribution, i mean its not like o have it in a folder named 'wordpress'

  26. charle97
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    are you pinging anything after you post something?

  27. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 9 years ago #

    urm dont think so. sorry i am new to wordpress but in discussion options the only things checked are 'anyone posts comment' and 'A comment is approved or declined'

  28. tchansen
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Sorry, it is a 404 error on the link to http://www.macmanx.com/wordpress/bad.txt - I tried a couple of variations but it just doesn't find it.

  29. Sorry about that, I pulled it earlier today. It's back up at http://www.macmanx.com/wordpress/bad.txt with a new life span of seven more days.

  30. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Can I post without logging in?

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