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WP Blacklist Comment SPAM Filteration (48 posts)

  1. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    In trying to help out an MT-Blacklist user, I came across two regular expressions that he said he didn't add to his own blacklist. I now know where they came from.
    Do you guys know what these two regular expressions do?:
    [*.]+-[^*]+-\.{2,}
    [0-9a-zA-Z]+-[0-9a-zA-Z]+-\S*\..{2,}

  2. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    More: In looking over the blacklist, I see that part of it is obviously an old snapshot of the MT-Blacklist master but with a lot of crap added and none of the deletions that I have made.
    You'll do yourself a big favor by getting rid of this blacklist and copying the latest list at http://www.jayallen.org/comment_spam/blacklist.txt

  3. southerngal
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Thank you Fahim! :) Awesome!

  4. Fahim
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    You're welcome :)
    Xadrian : I too want the ability to go through all existing comments after updating the list or adding new expressions to filter. Just gonna take me a while to get to it since I'm working on something else at the moment but I'll eventually add that one in :)

  5. Kitten
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I've found that the best defence is simply to set the max amount of comment links allowed to 2. I've never seen a commspam w/ less than 5. So far, I've caught every attempted commspam that's came my way.
    My $0.02

  6. MaxT
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Good point!

  7. Kitten
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Unfortunatly today I saw a sample of comment spam w/ 1 link :(
    But on the upside, did you know that the spam words list in WP can also take IPs, email addresses, and URLs? So you can match against any of those items to block spam.
    Also, check out my comment killer plugin for auto-deleting comments that get modderated.

  8. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I am having trouble getting Fahim's Blacklist plugin to work. I installed it exactly as described in the ReadMe file, it installed and imported the blacklist file from Jay Allen's site without any problem, but whenever anyone tries to post a comment, they get two errors, one which says there's an Unknown modifier 'k' in the wp-content/plugins/blacklist.php file, and a second one saying that it can't modify header information in the wp-comments-post.php file. When I deactivate the plugin, comment post without any problems (except, of course, that they're not being screened for spam.) Any ideas on how I can fix these errors?

  9. lomara
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I'm getting the same error as well. WP 1.2 , blacklist v.1.2 as well.

  10. lomara
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I just got word from Fahim that the fix is here: http://weblogtoolscollection.com/archives/2004/06/04/wpblacklist-121-released/
    I'm going to try it out now.

  11. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Installed 1.21 on WP 1.2, but I try posting comments with viagra in it, and it still lets me (when I am logged out)

  12. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Also, is there a way to get a partial IP blocked, for example, all IP starting with 128.1,1.X

  13. uhoh
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    another good regex resource if "regex coach" -- google for it

  14. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hi,
    I have the blacklist plugin installed, but today I found an email with a comment to be approved.
    While trying to do this, I couldn't, cause it was approved and up allready. The comment was a prozac spam.
    This startles me, as nobody else does have the password.
    any ideas what went wrong?
    thanks,
    jarra

  15. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 9 years ago #

    a copy of the email that wordpress send to me is here:
    http://www.jarra.nl/_TEST/spam.txt
    So it got hold to wait for approval first, but somehow approved later.
    jarra

  16. Fahim
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    This was a bug in WPBlacklist which is explained here http://sm.farook.org/index.php?p=139. I've fixed the problem and have released WPBlacklist 1.22 which you can get from http://sm.farook.org/files/WPBlacklist122.zip

  17. ColourDreamer
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    This is not my e-mail address, not my post, but a fellow blogger posted this. I don't know if this was a problem with WP or just MT, but I believe you used entries from MT Blacklist. I'm hoping you can fix something so that she can post on blogs. I use your blacklist plugin, and therefore am concerned. I'd like her to be able to post on my site!

    Me?? Blacklisted??
    × Bloggy Stuff×
    I tried commenting on a few blogs today and encountered this little nugget:

    Action Denied: Blacklisted Item Found
    sassafras@gmail.com

    I guess it doesn’t like my email address, although, my email is lil.miss.sassafras [at] gmail [dot] com.

    What to do?

  18. RaulTBC
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Possible enhancement for WP Blacklist - I am getting about 15% of comments being flagged to moderate by Blacklist, but the comments seem fine. To test I even went so far as to delete the blacklist data from the database and only import the regex commands. Same thing.

    Is it possible to write a log for each comment that is flagged to indicate what rule/word caused the flagging?

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