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Kitten's Spaminator blocking posts by administrator (9 posts)

  1. Gillie2tat
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I was having a lot of trouble with spammers which continued after I installed WordPress 1.5 (thanks Podz for the excellent tutorial which made this installation such a painless procedure).

    I do have a quick question about Kitten's Spaminator which I'm using because Spam Karma isn't compatible with the type of MySql database that my web host has installed.

    I have tried to post comments several times to see if the system is working and on each occasion Spaminator has blocked me as a spammer.

    Here is what it said in its report:-

    "I\'m just testing the comments system to see whether it\'s working!<!-- X-spaminator-passed: IP check --><!-- X-spaminator-passed: email check --><!-- X-spaminator-passed: author check --><!-- X-spaminator-passed: author url --><!-- X-spaminator-passed: comment body --><!-- X-spaminator-strike: unknown url, Array, 4 -->"

    As you can see there was no URL incorporated in the message so I can't imagine why it thinks my URL is unknown:) any ideas? This might answer what I've seen reported several times by other people that they can't post to their own blogs because Spaminator blocks the attempted posting.

    I'm just setting up a non-admin ID to see if that lets me post:) will post back if that works.

  2. Gillie2tat, contact the author of that site via email.

    As a side note, that's why I stopped using Spaminator. I use Spam Karma now.
    http://unknowngenius.com/blog/wordpress/spam-karma

  3. lawtai
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Try using spam karma instead. I've tried spaminator in the past and turned it off because it seemed to be blocking too many good comments. While I'm not using Spam karma myself, I've heard that it does a pretty good job keeping the spam away.

  4. Gillie2tat
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    OK I will e-mail Kitten, but as I said I can't use Spam Karma because it isn't compatible with the coding language for the My Sql database that my web host provides.

    Thanks for the speedy answer though:)

  5. lawtai
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Try using blacklist? I'm currently using that and I don't get any spam.

  6. Gillie2tat
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Yup the issue of not being able to post when I was logged in as Admin was resolved by creating a separate user ID and logging in with that. When I did that, Spaminator did not delete the comment as spam. It has to be something to do with being logged in as admin.

    Thanks Lawtai for your comments and assistance and I'll e-mail Kitten with this one and post back when I have a response.

  7. I can't use Spam Karma because it isn't compatible with the coding language for the My Sql database that my web host provides.

    Huh?! I'd love to hear what their excuse was. MySQL is MySQL.

  8. Gillie2tat
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    What they said was that the error I was getting meant that my database must be in MyIsam and not in InnoDB

    I haven't a clue what that means of course:)

    The error I was getting was:-

    [The used table type doesn't support FULLTEXT indexes] ALTER TABLE wp_comments ADD FULLTEXT KEY spamk_fulltext (comment_content)

  9. Cyndy Otty
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    "What they said was that the error I was getting meant that my database must be in MyIsam and not in InnoDB"

    MyIsam and InnoDB are the types of tables that MySQL has. Generally it's regarded that InnoDB is the better form but by default MyIsam is the type of table that is created unless you specifically tell MySQL to create them as InnoDB. You can actually convert your tables in the Operations tab....though I don't know why it'd be necessary really I've never had a problem running anything with MyIsam tables on WordPress.

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