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[suggestion] Link spamming/control and filtration (5 posts)

  1. facetown
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Had this idea and decided to share it...

    - option in the admin cp to have link spamming control enabled or not
    - textarea in the admin cp to specify words, domains or strings of text in url's that if contained in a posted link it won't be posted
    - use * as a wildcard
    *.info - would block any link that ends with .info
    *free* - would block any link that has free anywhere in it
    ftp://* - would block any link that links to an ftp site
    - option in the admin cp to only allow a certain number of links posted in a single comment (user specified), otherwise it's forced to be moderated (0 to disable)

    Personally I think something should be done about those bots and I believe that this is a good way to take more control over them so they don't keep posting links that you don't want in your comments.

    What are your thoughts about it?

  2. Michael Bishop

    Posted 8 years ago #

    My thoughts are that the plugins Spam Karma 2 and Bad Behavior (just updated) handle 99.9% of the spam that hits my sites. With the impending release of WP 2.0, it's my understanding that the plugin Akismet will be built in, or come bundled, and is supposed to be a whiz bang spam killer as well. The general idea of WP is to keep the core streamlined, and allow for plugins.

  3. ummm ... Facetown, have you looked in Options/Discussions yet?

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Discussion_Options

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Combating_Comment_Spam

  4. facetown
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    lol my bad...disregard then

  5. Spam Karma 2 ftw

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