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  • Resolved rockstaremperor

    (@rockstaremperor)


    I had tried few different spam plugins but none could stop spam comments. After installing this plugin, I have not received a single spam comment. Thank you for this great plugin.
    My only concern is that since this plugin is stopping all spam comments but can I be sure that it is not stopping genuine comments as well?
    Appreciate if plugin author can confirm this.

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  • Plugin Author Gulshan Kumar

    (@thegulshankumar)

    Hi @rockstaremperor

    Thanks for trying Forget Spam Comment plugin. Glad to hear about effectiveness of this plugin.

    can I be sure that it is not stopping genuine comments as well?

    Please be assured, we will NEVER ever block a genuine comment. The plugin has been carefully tested before launch. I can see it is working perfectly at your site.

    The goal of this plugin is stop ‘automated bot comments’ that we normally experience in default commenting system of WordPress.

    This plugin is able to differentiate between bot and human based on common behaviour that is scroll event and some technical logic created inside plugin. Let me explain.

    Everyone knows WordPress accept POST request for comment submission at https://www.example.com/wp-comments-post.php which is action URL for comment form.

    To prevent bot comments,

    1. First off, this plugin removes this action path /wp-comments-post.php from the comment form, we also block it with error 400 if query string condition doesn’t match. Don’t worry, see the next step.

    2. It’s common that while reading an article, a visitor will scroll the web page at least once either to read more or go to comment section in bottom. Right? Exactly, we take advantage of this scroll behaviour.

    3. Now, The plugin uses a tiny JavaScript (supported in all major browsers, roughly 97%) which fixes the broken action URL by adding /wp-comments-post.php?<unique-md5-hash>. It is only whitelisted action URL for comment submission as per plugin after activation.

    4. Behind the scene, when a POST request is made at /wp-comments-post.php the plugin check does it have unique hash as query string parameter or not? If yes, means a real visitor has posted comment after scroll. If no that is bot and return 400.

    I would suggest watching this video or reading well-commented code at GitHub to see live in action. It’s interesting and you will be able to understand whole scenario. 😃

    This plugin right now has 300+ active users. I am also a user. It’s a huge responsibility to deliver a better user-experience. Currently, focused on supporting only default commenting system as clearly described in FAQs section to prevent any sort of complaints.

    If you’ve any question please feel free to ask.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Gulshan

    • This reply was modified 7 months, 1 week ago by Gulshan Kumar. Reason: typo correction
    Thread Starter rockstaremperor

    (@rockstaremperor)

    Thank you for the clarification. After trying almost all the popular free and paid plugins, this is the only plugin that has stopped spam comments.

    Plugin Author Gulshan Kumar

    (@thegulshankumar)

    You’re welcome!

    Please support my work by star rating.

    Thread Starter rockstaremperor

    (@rockstaremperor)

    Hi @thegulshankumar

    Plugin was working fine without my website getting any spam comments but since 2-3 days back, now again I am getting spam comments like before.

    Plugin Author Gulshan Kumar

    (@thegulshankumar)

    Hello!

    Thanks for writing back.

    Can you please let me know if you have received spam with any particular target keyword or IP Address?

    If yes, please try blocking it via WordPress Dashboard > Discussion Settings > Disallowed Comment Keys. It should help.

    Thanks & regards,
    Gulshan

    Thread Starter rockstaremperor

    (@rockstaremperor)

    No particular keyword or ip address. All comments are random spam from different ip addresses. I was receiving these spam comments before using your plugin. Your plugin completely stopped them but these spam comments are passing through again from last 1-2 days.

    Plugin Author Gulshan Kumar

    (@thegulshankumar)

    1. Right now, I do not see this plugin active on above mentioned site URL. Was plugin really active? Maybe you can give it another chance.

    2. I see header response x-qc-cache: hit, did you recently started using Quic Cloud CDN?

    Thanks for the information.

    Thread Starter rockstaremperor

    (@rockstaremperor)

    1. Plugin is already active.
    2. I have been using Quic Cloud CDN for more than 6 months now.

    Plugin Author Gulshan Kumar

    (@thegulshankumar)

    Hello,

    Well, I am saying based on what I am seeing your in source code. It appears in default state.
    Ref: https://i.imgur.com/dAEXQ7i.png

    Ideally, when plugin would be active, first sign is form action URL will be blank.
    Ref: https://i.imgur.com/kwojGeJ.png

    Please double check. If you believe plugin is active 100%, I suggest clearing all cache and check again.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Gulshan

    Thread Starter rockstaremperor

    (@rockstaremperor)

    Thanks for the suggestions. Deactivated and reactivated plugin and then cleared cache. Now form action url is blank. Hope it will work as before now.

    Plugin Author Gulshan Kumar

    (@thegulshankumar)

    Hello @rockstaremperor

    I do hope, anti-spam protection by Forget Spam Comment is working.
    Please let me know the update of current situation.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Gulshan

    Thread Starter rockstaremperor

    (@rockstaremperor)

    I haven’t received any spam comments since 5 days so it’s working as before. Thanks!

    Plugin Author Gulshan Kumar

    (@thegulshankumar)

    Good to know. Thanks for confirming. 😊

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