Support » Plugins » Weakening built-in spam control in WP comments?

  • blakekr


    Hi, I’m using WP 1.5.2 and I’m finding that (what I think is) built-in spam control is just ditching certain user commments.

    It seems to ditch the comments that have:
    – “too many” URLs
    or, maybe,
    – URLs that are too long?
    – or both.

    The comments just disappear into the ether without a trace, no warning message.

    This seems like good behavior; the only problem is that my users are very prone to leaving valid, legitimate comments with lots of urls in the comment body text. So I want to at least partially disable this apparent spam control feature because it is frustrating them.

    Any thoughts on how to start — and any possible gotchas that might be involved here?

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  • Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)


    WordPress 1.5.2 is over 3 years old, man. Most of the people here have never used it and don’t have the first idea what that codebase looks like.

    Upgrade already.



    It’s not a blog … it’s an intensely customized CMS that works just fine and would involve many otherwise pointless hours just to “upgrade.”

    I’m sure that there are wordpress users who remember quite a bit about 1.5.2 if they’re not actually still running it.

    Still would appreciate any guidance about the original question.

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