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  • Notice a lot of Blogs users are creating the theme was changed and on the front page it says

    Not Found

    Sorry, but you are looking for something that isn’t here.

    I know that the first post message works and when you change themes it also shows the created first post message.I just tested it.

    What I’m thinking is they are using software to create the blogs and check the theme and delete the posts.
    Doe anyone know if this is possible?

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  • Is it possible someone’s doing a training course, as part of which your users are being shown how to delete the Welcome post? They may not realise that to do so will provoke this error.

    on all 30 blogs created in the last week?
    maybe but I think it a bot just wanted confirmation if anyone has seen it.
    it not the same ip address’s coming from a few different ones. and they are creating more then one blog.

    Andrea Rennick


    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    I vote sploggers.

    As in, they are not legit users. Check and see if they changed the blogroll links.

    Yep 3/4 is splogs and
    I have a few with a few accounts linking to one web site.

    I no longer belong to wpmu dev due to the cost. Is there a another type of plug in or service to stop sploggers from making an account

    I have the following plug ins
    Bad Behavior – w/ honeypot api code
    and enties in .htaccess file

    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_METHOD} POST
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} .wp-signup.php*
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ! [OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^$
    RewriteRule (.*) [R=301,L]

    this seem to stop a few I’m down from 5 or 6 a day to 1
    I know the plug ins just protect the blog.
    I need something to protect or warn of splogger before and after registration
    Block before and if they get through then to warn me of a bad blog.

    I have been searching Google and mostly plugins to stop stealing content and reporting spam on the owners blog not for the network

    I really don’t want to happen what happen to one of the blog services in shutting down 70,000 blogs because of a few bad ones.

    Andrea Rennick


    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    rename your signup file and / or make it a page template. If you’ve linked to it from the home page, put a nofollow on it. Spammers search for the defaults.

    Or moderate new blogs.

    I took your advice and remembered the anti-slpog plug in from wpmudev did that So I installed it and having a problem with url in one of the themes.
    the code to put in to get the required change wpsignup is <?php ust_wpsignup_url(); ?> I’m having a problem with it. It is producing a double url

    this is the line in the theme

    <?php if( is_home() && str_replace("/","",$_SERVER['REQUEST_URI']) != '<?php ust_wpsignup_url(); ?>' && str_replace("/","",$_SERVER['REQUEST_URI']) != 'register' ) { ?>

    How do I get it to stop the doubling? I’m not good at html /php

    I’m no long a member there I could not afford it.

    Andrea Rennick


    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    Hi Thanks for the link.
    I would also like to get the anti-splog working also. I know it will not flag splogs due to I’m not a member any more, but it will change the wp-signup.php file and randomize it each day that’s the real feature I want to get working but I need the html to fix the above example.
    I could not find a wp-signup randomizer.

    Andrea Rennick


    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    What about simply renaming the file (and the references inside) and making the link to the signup page a no follow link?

    It’s old, but relevant.

    Or making that same file a page template?

    Also see this post about blocking IP addresses:

    stopping splogs – the nuclear option

    Wow that is great I’m working on it now I was also thinking about They have a api that checks their database and out of the 40 blogs created 5 of there IP address’s where in their database.
    It might be over kill but I will do all three :>

    as always you are the Best Thanks

    I have installed the moderate new blogs plug-in.
    and so far I’m not sure it doing anything but making me look at a blog that not created yet or worked on yet until I activate it. It is preventing the splogger from changing the theme with no content in the blog and waiting for someone or a script to comeback and fill in the post about electronics with links to a something different or a blog roll a mile long.

    You would not know if its a splogger until that either don’t work on it or change the theme and don’t come back for a while (splog in waiting).

    I also put in spambot and entries in the htaccess file.
    I’m down to 2 or 3 a day.

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