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[closed] Spambot Stopper (48 posts)

  1. dkaye315
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    despite the plugins, they're still getting through mine as well. that includes tarpit (that just encouraged them even more), and kitty's spamwords and spamkiller.
    for the time being i admit defeat and i'm disabling commenting on the site. :(

  2. dkaye, log into phpmyadmin and enter the wp_comments table and see if there are any pre-existing SPAM comments there. See the following link for more info: http://www.tamba2.org.uk/wordpress/spam/#imm

  3. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Why not make use of an image containing random un-OCR'able letters, and the comment poster has to type in those letters first? Like they use on many registration sites?

  4. Elliott C. Bäck
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I was getting spam with Matt's plugin, so I've created a modification that generates a time-dependent, client-dependent, client-computed md5 hash. I am betting I'll get 0 spam.
    http://elliottback.com/wp/archives/2004/11/29/spam-stopgap-extreme/

  5. prara
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    The original plugin packaged by Matt is not that effective anymore.

  6. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I hope plugins like this are bundled in 1.3 - speaking of which.... please please please give us a date :D

  7. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 10 years ago #

    please please please don't ask :)

  8. The honest, truthful, "no need to ask further questions" answer: As of now, the official release date is, "When it's ready". So, I'd say, somewhere between Dec. 2004 and Dec. 2005.
    P.S. There do appear to be some advanced anti-spam techniques in the pipeline for 1.3.

  9. TechGnome
    Moderator
    Posted 10 years ago #

    If you need anything more specific than macmanx's dates, does 15 Dec 2005 work? Or Feb 11 2005? or May 30th?
    Why is everyone so hard up for a date?
    Tg

  10. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    @shepherg: You don't use WordPress for your website do you?

  11. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I've found that the best anti-"comment spam" has been to drop the comment links to no more than 1 link per post. What I'd LIKE to have is a setting that automatically deletes unmoderated comments (mostly spam) after a preset time that I indicate.

  12. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Just installed Matt's plugin. Very simple. Thanks for taking the time to build this.
    It's disappointing to see the posts here indicating that the spammers are circumventing this plugin.
    Here's an idea-- How about the comment form include a javascript code that waits 20 seconds before writing some site-specific hashcode into a hidden field of the comments form. Would this be possible? It would make it more expensive on the client side for spambots because they'd have to actually run a browser with javascript and be slowed-down to dedicating 20 seconds (or more) per spam post.
    Appreciatively,
    seth
    [www.austinskatenotes.org]

  13. I actually like that idea! Just think of the rate that these bots have been spamming us. If we can all slow these bots down, 20 seconds per post, then there could be virtual stop in spam posting, or a major decrease, or a mad dash to circumvent this technique. Until they do circumvent it, it does sound like a good idea.

  14. njhbandsmancouk
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I've started work on an apache plugin (mod_spambot), see http://spambot.sourceforge.net

  15. friend_of_grommit
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I have a dumb question: where do I actually download this plugin? Thanks!

  16. n3ldan
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

  17. ic3y
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    You can also disable links or certain links.
    You can also block it's ip on your server.

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