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Weakening built-in spam control in WP comments? (3 posts)

  1. blakekr
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi, I'm using WP 1.5.2 and I'm finding that (what I think is) built-in spam control is just ditching certain user commments.

    It seems to ditch the comments that have:
    - "too many" URLs
    or, maybe,
    - URLs that are too long?
    - or both.

    The comments just disappear into the ether without a trace, no warning message.

    This seems like good behavior; the only problem is that my users are very prone to leaving valid, legitimate comments with lots of urls in the comment body text. So I want to at least partially disable this apparent spam control feature because it is frustrating them.

    Any thoughts on how to start -- and any possible gotchas that might be involved here?

  2. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 5 years ago #

    WordPress 1.5.2 is over 3 years old, man. Most of the people here have never used it and don't have the first idea what that codebase looks like.

    Upgrade already.

  3. blakekr
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    It's not a blog ... it's an intensely customized CMS that works just fine and would involve many otherwise pointless hours just to "upgrade."

    I'm sure that there are wordpress users who remember quite a bit about 1.5.2 if they're not actually still running it.

    Still would appreciate any guidance about the original question.

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