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spam new problem in 1.5 (34 posts)

  1. sylday
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I have an auth image plugin and require visitors to input their e-mail address to comment and yet I'm getting flooded with spam (regular, not just trackback) with no e-mails listed.

    With 1.2 these measures worked to stop spam. Why isn't it working now? How are they getting through?

  2. sbradish
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I have exactly the same problem... despite the auth image. No idea why, even renamed the fields and the wp-comments-post file.

    Is spam getting in thru some new backdoor?

  3. Biohazard
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    In version 1.2 they are spaming to, since a day or 3-4.
    It looks that the texas holdem crew uses people or a special application to post ther spam anyway.
    I did receive spam in all topics, but due to the options i inserted, its awaiting moderation.

  4. sylday
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    They're killing me. I just woke up to find over a hundred pieces of WP spam in my inbox. If they're doing this manually, they'd have to enter their email address to post and the auth image. All of these pieces of spam have no email addy.

    There's a new backdoor somewhere.

  5. mkgago
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    yeah, I'm getting a ton of new spam, too--and it's of a more sexual nature than the poker spam I used to get.

    is there some way that these spam sites know when we've upgraded?

  6. All of need to upgrade AuthImage to the latest version:
    http://www.gudlyf.com/index.php?p=376

    Or try other anti-spam solutions:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Combating_Comment_Spam

  7. sylday
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    The auto-close comments is no longer working in the new install. That's contributing to the spam problem. Is there a newer version of this plug-in that works with 1.5?

  8. No, there is no newer version, but thank you for confirming that for me. Spam Karma has an option to penalize comments left on posts older than x days, that may be what you're looking for.

  9. minktoast
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    There seems to be something up with 1.5 (or the spammers have found a hole) see the discussion here also:

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic.php?id=24313

    Any ideas from developers or those in the know?

    The problem I have is that existing posts with "comments closed" are getting comments (sent to moderation at least) by the spammers.

  10. I'm having no problem with that. See "I have disabled comments, but comments continue to be posted." here: http://codex.wordpress.org/Combating_Comment_Spam#Q_.26_A

  11. sylday
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I don't want to shut off all comments, just comments on older posts. Would the following query work?

    Update wp_posts
    set comment_status = "closed"
    where post_date < "2005-02-14"

    Please tell me someone is working on updating auto-close comments and finding the backdoor. I love WP and I'll stick with it no matter what, but I do like it better when it works without all this aggravation.

  12. rikyo
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'm using WP1.2 and the Spaminator . The new (last couple of days - noticed by Biohazard here and others) "comment spam" from texas hold'em etc that's getting through is via TRACKBACK. I don't know how to stop it using the current setup... ideas, anyone?

  13. sylday
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Shut off pinging. That will kill the trackback spam. Run the following query in your database:

    Update wp_posts
    set ping_status = "closed"

  14. rikyo
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Will that shut off pinging/trackbacks on old posts, or just new ones?

  15. Nick Momrik
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    All posts in the DB.

  16. sylday
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    That will shut off all pings/trackbacks for all posts--past and future.

  17. Nick Momrik
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I have a couple of plugins that throw PB and TB into moderation instead if that interests you.

    http://mtdewvirus.com/code/wordpress-plugins/

  18. sylday
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I really want to auto-shutoff comments. If you could whip something like that up I would be forever grateful.

  19. rikyo
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    My trackbacks already turn up in moderation.

  20. PA
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I think that the auto close comments plugin is working and that it just doesn't work for PB and TB. It is certainly still closing off my comments as before. But trackback spam always did make it through. I've downloaded the moderation plugins to try. Thanks!

  21. sylday
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    No, I can verify for a certainty that auto-close comments no longer works on my blog. Aside from the plug-ins and the config file, the rest of my blog is an entirely new install and the plug-in doesn't work.

  22. sylday
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Got it working. :D Wish I could say it was something I did on my part, but it's not. Not sure what it is (I use FireFox so it's not a reloading issue.) but things are starting to work when this morning they didn't. Autoclose comments is functional at this time.

  23. Several users have reported that Auto-Close Comments is not entirely compatible with WordPress v1.5. You will probably continue to see erratic behavior.

  24. Jnetty99
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    What is this Auto-Close feature?
    today was the first time i got spam on my blog, i was all excited to see comments thinking they were from a friend when i saw the comments waiting to be moderated and they were all from some user called Online Poker, i click delete to five of them, but i can see how it could turn into several items to delete.

  25. It's not a feature. It's a plugin which would automatically close comments on posts older than a set amount of days. It is not compatible with WordPress v1.5.

    For other anti-spam solutions, see:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Combating_Comment_Spam

  26. Jnetty99
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Wow i keep getting Spam from the Same User Online Poker. It seems to be commention on my posts one by one from the first post till almost the end.

  27. FatherLuke
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    This seems to be working for the Texas Holdem / Online Poker problem.

    http://wordpress.org/support/10/16755

    Hope that helps...

    Okay.

  28. The SpamWordBlock plugin is obsolete in WordPress v1.5. To enable this feature in WP v1.5, go Options/Discussions and enter your chose spam words into the "Comment Blacklist" box. If a comment matches something here, it will be automatically deleted and there will be no notification. See http://codex.wordpress.org/Combating_Comment_Spam#Comment_Blacklist for more info.

  29. Jnetty99
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    So the SpamWordBlock doesnt work with 1.5 oh bummer, i just had installed it.

    So what does work with 1.5
    I'm also posting a new thread about Comment Moderation options, having issues with it.

  30. FatherLuke
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'm running 1.5

    The directions, regarding Options which macmanx posted got the ball rolling.

    Your mileage may vary
    Check local laws

    Funny, I added my own comments to the .php script. I found the phrase:

    "Spam Words Found"

    much too comforting a reception to the vermin engaged in using my webspace as private advertising, and I chose a new phrase, which I'll not post here.

    Anyway, it works.
    Hope that helps, mate.

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