This is a quick little something that I whipped up:
It’s still a little rough, but does it’s job nicely. Basically, it takes the features of Spammer Tar Pit & Three Strikes plugins, and munges them together so that you get the best of both worlds.
A comment that “strikes out” isn’t posted, avoiding mod queue clutter.
After striking out, the spammer is tar pitted.
No one is blocked from looking at your site.
Only comes into play when a comment is posted.
Light weight and fast, with minimal use of regular expressions.
The code is shielded from global space, to avoid memory hogging when not needed.
Some of the default weighting are different from the original 3 Strikes, mainly lack of a proper referer is weighted heavier, to ward off stupid spambots.
Returns a HTTP “OK” message to the spammer so that no flags are raised that your site is fighting spam. But prints a message for humans explaining what happened.
If you’ve been using my Spam Words plugin to build up your spam words list, then you’ll be all set to take full advantage of this.
Hint: drop the last quad of any IP addresses in your spam words list (111.222.333.444 becomes 111.222.333) so that out newest holdem friend’s botnet will get blocked more effectively.
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