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[Plugin: Stop Spammer Registrations Plugin] Why did 3.5 send users to a spam link? (2 posts)

  1. NoahY
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I was recently alerted by a user that he was being redirected to a linksynergy site, and when I investigated, I saw that 3.5 of this plugin was actually redirecting users to that site. Now I see that 3.6 is trying to undo the damage... can you explain how an anti-spam plugin can come to facilitate spam in this way?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/stop-spammer-registrations-plugin/

  2. kpgraham
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    The default value for the redirection link was an affiliate link (not spam). In my beta test, I was experimenting with sending spammers to an affiliate link, so that users could make money from the spammer traffic.

    When I released the production code, I did not remove the beta code, and due to a bug, it became the default behavior. I quickly released the code to undo this mistake. I hope everyone updates soon so as to fix this.

    I released the code without checking that the redirect was working correctly, and now I am paying for it.

    I would not be surprised or offended if everyone stopped using the plugin.

    Keith

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