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Spam Plugin (16 posts)

  1. XeroCool
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Ok. I dont use NO spam plugins but Im going to. Ive been getting everyday 3 comment spams with a fake name, url, and email. Their all just made up like fdihdfudhf#@uerhdufihdfs.com

    and same wiht the text. The text is all mixed but Its bold and then it isnt. So in a comment, There always is something like:

    ihdhdsfdhufd
    dsudhsuhfdsyu

    I want a plugin that will delete those kind of messages. I dont mind the name, and email, but those comments are not wanted. Their just spam bots, I want those comments that are spam to be deleted auto.

    Spam Karma might be good, but It might block good comments also. Same with other plugins. ANy recommendations or maybe hacks?

  2. shep
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    the new spam karma has doesn't automatically delete all comments marked as spam, so if one that isn't gets marked as spam, you just tell it its not spam.

  3. XeroCool
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Wait, Just noticed, Its trackback spam..so how do I stop it?

  4. e-head
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I just started getting the exact same trackback spam today.

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

    I use Spam-Karma .... what's trackback spam ?

    ;)

  6. skeltoac
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Trackback spam is just unwanted comments that got submitted via the Trackback system instead of the usual form post. WordPress doesn't filter Trackback comments the same way as regular comments.

    You might want to hack the trackback-handling code to send all trackbacks to moderation, as a temporary fix. To do this, find the INSERT statement and change the approval value from 1 to 0. Not sure what file, though...

  7. prissed
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    podz, do you have the trackback (experimental) option checked?

    I noticed that these started coming in on a friend's blog, but that option wasn't checked. I went ahead and checked it for her, but just curious what your setup is. :)

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

    prissed - I just updated to the latest pre-alpha and I can't see that option though I do recall it.
    I am currently being hit by trackback spams - about 1 a minute - but I only see them if I go to check SK2.

  9. skeltoac
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    One a minute! Geez! Send them to moderation or turn them off altogether. I'll look into the code for you...

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

    skeltoac - SK is taking care of it all !

    It's killing them on sight for me :)

  11. I use SpamKarma. 530 spam comments/trackbacks stopped so far and only one legitimate comment deleted (and recovered thanks to Spam Nuker).

  12. skeltoac
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Oh yeah? When I get out of work (where I don't have FTP access) I'll give it a shot. What version are you using, podz?

  13. skeltoac
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    (laughing at own stupidity)
    Podz, your first reply on this thread said it all. I didn't catch the wink. Duh.

  14. If you aren't a brave and courageous soul willing to risk it all to stop spam, then use SpamKarma v1.20 (that's what I'm using). If you are a brave and courageous soul willing to risk it all to stop spam, use the latest v2.0 alpha (pre-beta) release.

  15. davidchait
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    if you are really a brave soul, and don't get real comments at the moment, try out CG-AntiSpam (part of my CG-PowerPack) -- it might not be quite up to snuff with SK2, but it has some nice tricks (and in combination with CG-Referrer, it does pretty well).

    -d

  16. angsuman
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    @Xerocool
    A non plugin option would be to start with trackback moderation option turned on. That immediately prevents your users from getting spammed.

    Then if you notice a particular site repeatedly spamming, just add any identifier of the site (like portion of the url etc.) to the blacklist. That will nuke them from then on.

    BTW: What you are getting is a pattern of spamming I have noticed. First they try sending irrelevant or harmless looking spam. If you, by mistake, approve any of them, then very soon you will have a deluge of spam on your hands. Just delete them promptly by marking them as spam.

    PS. I wouldn't say anything about SpamKarma (especially in light of the aggresive *loving* displayed above), said enough on this forum already (hint search) ;)

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