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  • Oh dear. Paging Jose Conti…

    At least one splogger appears to be aware of Wangguard being down, because I noticed a spike in machine generated user registrations on my forum.

    I am also having this problem. Did the plugin go under or something?
    Increase of spammy/hacker emails isn’t fun to deal with.

    To be honest.. i have up on Wang gaurd..

    It sucked.

    Im now using cloudflare. It’s free.

    Same here. Some alternative plugin?

    I honestly don’t know how cloudflare would help.

    <rant>I have received gobs of spam from servers hiding behind cloudflare IPs, and when I tried to report it they used the line “we will forward your complaint to our customer, it is between you and them”. If that is still their response, then they continue to be part of the problem instead of part of the solution. Indeed, if it is their customer sending the spam, then forwarding my complaint directly to a spammer is lunacy. Spammers are sociopaths, and are only sorry when they are caught and punished – because they got caught and punished. They are not sorry for any damage done to others, only sorry when they get damaged as a result of their sociopath behavior.</rant>

    How does cloudflare help stop sploggers?

    Apart from those replying to my post I have heard anything from any official.

    An interesting link https://wordpress.org/support/topic/help-to-save-wangguard/

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by jviseur.

    There were 29 people supporting this campaign – a bad joke.
    I assume the autor has given up….

    @kech61, The developer may simply have run out of money for the server resources.

    I still don’t understand the unclear communications so far. Uncertainty is very bad PR.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by magdamunro. Reason: proper tagging

    I still don’t understand the unclear communications so far. Uncertainty is very bad PR.

    For me too.
    I don’t understand why Jose hav’nt launched a premium plugin with paid subsciption as others do.

    Well, at least now I can feel relieved that it isn’t just me. For a minute, I really thought my account was suspended even though I didn’t do anything wrong. Hope this gets addressed soon one way or another.

    Does anyone know any viable alternatives to WangGuard?

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by popmythology.

    Does anyone know any viable alternatives to WangGuard?

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-spamshield/

    However, not for my sites cause I’m running NGinx on Plesk and this config has serious problems with .htaccess even if running NGing only in reverse proxy mode and wp-spamshiels needs full functional .htaccess

    All other Plugins eg. https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-stop-forum-spam/ are outdated / no longer maintained or ineffektive for preventing spam registrations on BBPress.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by kech61.
    • This reply was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by kech61.

    @akahlich

    I signed up… got the plug-in… enabled under attack mode…

    No more sploggers… spam…

    Found this, any relevance? :

    “After 6 years of work and only 6 donations,I don’t see that people appreciate WangGuard, so I’m Shutting Down WGG.Thanks for your confidence”

    Also the domain wanggard.com doesn’t resolve anymore:

    “DNS Records for wangguard.com: No DNS records found.
    Weird eh?

    For unknown reasons you leave out the URL to the article WangGuard Plugin Launches Indiegogo Campaign to Fund Development and Support as well as this quote:

    ‘Conti wants to keep the plugin free for all users and plans to create a campaign every year to raise funds for WangGuard development and support.

    “I have always believed that WangGuard is truly needed and everyone deserves to use it for free,” Conti said in his campaign overview. “But, on the other hand, I can’t afford to keep paying all expenses for the maintenance of the best (in my opinion) anti-splog service. I need help.”

    Personally, maybe I’m daft or something, but I looked for how to donate last autumn and couldn’t find a way prior to the IndieGogo campaign. And when that was up it seemed like too uncertain to recommend backing this. How can I tell clients needing Wangguard, not understanding why exactly, that they should donate to this project that may or may not go on?

    That’s unfortunate.

    I understand completely the move to shut down the service. I also think it could have been avoided.

    I think this is the state of WordPress now. In other technologies big companies with big money sponsor (there typically open-sourced) services like this one. WordPress is a hack, but technologically and socially.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by magdamunro.
    • This reply was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by magdamunro.
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