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how to stop receiving comments all together? (8 posts)

  1. bambinou
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello,

    I am receiving a huge amount of comment spams everyday, how can I stop receiving comments all together so I do not use anymore space in my database for nothing?

    Thank you,

    Ben

  2. Fire Truck
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Apparently you have to change Settings -> Discussion -> Other comment settings -> Users must be registered and logged in to comment

  3. Rohan
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    go to settings -> discussions and turn off the comments.

  4. bambinou
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Rohan,

    It looks like you still receive comments in your admin panel by doing so.
    They show as pending but still come trough.

  5. webbrewers
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    In your stylesheet add:
    #respond{display:none !important;} replacing "respond" with whatever id your theme uses if different.
    No one can comment without a commment box.

  6. Fire Truck
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    ^ Since most spammers are actually not humans but bots that parse html and disregard css, I don't think this solution gonna work.

  7. webbrewers
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    That's true but I've tried it on a number of sites and it's worked.

  8. bambinou
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you,

    Yes I will try that.

    I know bots look for the tables id.

    I will try both solutions.

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