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Reduce comment spam with option to eliminate clickable links (2 posts)

  1. Jomihi
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    In the discussion settings I choose "Hold a comment in the queue if it contains 1 or more links." But I still get spam, always with a link in the website field. The whole point of posting spam is to post a link to a website. So I think it would be a huge advantage in dealing with spam if the option of holding a comment in the queue applied to the name, email, website, and comment fields, with a note saying that the comment would not appear immediately if a link was included. I think it might be helpful if there was an option for a web address to be added that was not clickable. Posting a clickable link is probably not essential to adding a comment for many websites.

    If the above is not a good option, I noticed another thing that would probably help. Spammers like to put keywords, like "car insurance" in the name field. I can imagine a legitimate comment including the words "car insurance," but I can't imagine that being the name someone would use when posting a legitimate comment. It might be helpful to have a separate comment moderation box for words like "car insurance" that applies to the name, email, and website fields, that doesn't apply to the comment field.

    Thanks!

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Have you tried activating Akismet and installing http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/cookies-for-comments/

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