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  • I searched the forum and read the wiki. I don’t think I’m doing it right. I am trying to install the plugin for auto-close comments. I don’t know anything about scripts. I just followed the instructions and copied the non-cron script example on the site. I changed the first instance of “age-cutoff.” It hasn’t worked. Am I supposed to change it everywhere? What am I doing wrong? Help, spam is killing me on past posts.

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  • Mark (podz)

    (@podz)

    Support Maven

    There seem to be different issues from people here:

    kitchie: Do a search here for ‘whitespace’

    petiteangliase: The spammers are leaving trackbacks, not comments. Check my spam page for some possible solutions.

    gt: any errors reported ? tried changing the ’15 DAY’ ? Link to your site ?

    This is getting a very complex thread. By all means continue here, but please do describe your problems as fully as possible – a “me too” is impossible to help with.

    Podz,

    I changed the interval to “1” I then followed what charlie said up top and edited a post. It still let me post on older posts. Does it make a difference if I’m using popup comments? My website is www[dot]gtquandary[com]/wordpress

    ^bump

    Just a question regarding this plugin. I activated this plugin and so far, all my old posts have the words “Sorry, comments are closed at this time” showing up instead of the comment form.

    So this means that spammers are unable to leave any comments on these posts even though they have access to the wp-comments-post.php file, right?

    Mark (podz)

    (@podz)

    Support Maven

    @gt – that should not make a difference. It should show a “Comments closed” type message.

    @autumnqui – comment spamming is sorted, yes but trackback spamming is not. TB spamming uses a different route through WP code. Have a look at the section here on that:
    http://www.tamba2.org.uk/wordpress/spam

    podz: Okay! Thank you so much! 😛

    Podz,

    I am out of ideas. Thanks for the help so far. Any other ideas? Did I do the install correctly? I hate spam!

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