Bad Behavior has protected us for some time now, always there and reliable.
I installed this plug-in only to be locked out of my own site. I have no idea what happened -- I whitelisted my IP address and am using the same machine that logged in and setup the plug-in less than a day ago.
This is clearly buggy and unreliable. Avoid it at all costs, unless you want to be blacklisted from your own site and waste hours trying to resolve it.
Ever since activating Bad Behavior, We are forced to sign back into the dashboard every 5 minutes and whenever anything is saved. As soon as any staff member signs back in, all of the changes that had made to the site, a post, or other element reverts back to the previous save. Nearly every time the plugin dropped a staff member from the site, it would load a white/grey screen with the text, "Cheatin', eh?"
The settings for Bad Behavior are all either set to "recommended" or were left alone after activation. Our IP addresses and logins were added to the whitelist, but that had no effect.
It's difficult to say if this plugin even works because even though it said it had blocked over 300 spam/negative activities, it still allowed several spam users to join our BuddyPress and create spammy groups.
As soon as Bad Behavior was deactivated, we haven't had any problems with staying signed in.
This plugin has stopped a number of malicious parameters from getting through. Thanks for helping to keep our sites intact!
i try to activate the plugin to my website and suddenly white screen of death http://www.zapeline.com
After the problems with Googlebots, I decided to test other plugins. But it seems I did not find the best solution for the moment... So I went back to Bad Behavior - wiht Cookies for comments in complement.
Works great! Installed for a week and already blocked over 600 attempts from comment spammers, referrer spammers, email harvesters, login bots, and other blacklisted IP's.
This plugin will effectively block any visitors using waterfox (and possibly others).
Bad Behavior has reliably reduced the amount of comment spam I get on every site I have used it on. Nothing's perfect, but this plugin has been much more effective than most for me.
I almost always configure it with my Project Honeypot API key.
I am getting 15 spam comments per hour. This plugin is not working.
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