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  • i’ve been getting the same one over and over. Also one for texas-holdem poker. WP catches them for moderation but it still is a pain to have to go click them one by one and then delete. Even a “select all” button for deletion would make it not so bad. Definitely need something to flat out block someone like this from commenting after one is deleted.

    Yeah, there are lots of posts on this guy. I bet I’ve deleted 100 of his attempts in the last 24 hours. Not one of them has made it to the front page, but it’s a pain having to delete them.

    i’ve been blocking his IP addresses from my cPanel. There’s a button called “IP deny” and then you can block golimar.com

    my host uses cpanel as well and i blocked his ip but it hasn’t done any good.
    i think the best thing that i’ve heard works is the ‘comment preview’ hack. i’ve had it up for about an hour and so far it has stopped when i was getting them heavily the hour before. I’ll know for sure if it stops the bot come morning. was an easy install and the extra step should stop an auto bot.
    get it via laughing lizard here: http://weblogtoolscollection.com/archives/2004/05/20/coment-preview-for-wordpress-12/

    I renamed the wp-comments-post.php, that stopped it completely.
    Banning the i.p. doesn’t work, he’s changing it after every post.

    Moderator James Huff

    @macmanx

    Just do a search here for “comment spam”. There is at least one new topic a day created about this, let’s try to keep that number down.

    << I renamed the wp-comments-post.php, that stopped it completely. >>
    Can you tell us in which scripts and where we need to swap references to the former wp-comments-post.php file with the newly-renamed file?
    Also, are there other blog systems that have solved this problem ?
    Wonder how they did it.

    Can you tell us in which scripts and where we need to swap references to the former wp-comments-post.php file with the newly-renamed file?
    renaming wp-comments-post.php
    Also, are there other blog systems that have solved this problem ?
    nope. however, turning off comments altogether will solve the problem.

    Moderator James Huff

    @macmanx

    Sorry, allow me to nudge in here and repeat something…
    “Just do a search here for “comment spam”. There is at least one new topic a day created about this, let’s try to keep that number down.”
    There are numerous SPAM-prevention solution available here (including instructions on renaming the comment post file). Just do a bloody search.

    please stop telling people to do a search. people won’t listen.

    Moderator James Huff

    @macmanx

    Well, about 90% of them do immediately. The other 8 realize that no one is answering and eventually search after all. Then there’s the other 2% who get the luck of having someone with enough free time to search for them and provide them with a link. We don’t all have enough free time for that, and this isn’t a paying gig. Everyone here is a volunteer in a community. And, as a community effort, I hope that people will learn how to search for information rather than wait for it to be handed to them.

    I’ve done searches for comment spam here. I haven’t found an easy solution to just disable all comments and stop people from accessing the comment script that lets them post comments anyway.

    Moderator James Huff

    @macmanx

    ::Sigh::
    “I’ve done searches for comment spam here. I haven’t found an easy solution to just disable all comments and stop people from accessing the comment script that lets them post comments anyway.”
    Do you mean like this one ( http://wiki.wordpress.org/How%20to%20combat%20comment%20spam%20with%20WordPress ) which is result number #5 under the “On Documentation Wiki” section and this one ( http://wordpress.org/support/3/13443 ), entitled “Comment Spam” and result #4 under “Thread Title Matches”?
    Can we up the effort just a few notches? We’d all love to help you, but we need you to try the simple things (like searching) first.

    Bryan Villarin

    @btvillarin

    Happiness Engineer at Automattic

    Just wanted to hop on, adding that the Wiki’s “How to combat comment spam with WordPress” links to LisaS’s thread on how renaming the wp-comments-post.php file will help against spam bots. So technically, it was in the Wiki too.

    Bryan Villarin

    @btvillarin

    Happiness Engineer at Automattic

    No worries, I don’t think he speaks for most of us… 😉

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