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Comment spam .. updated
Posted by Steve on Tue 30 Dec 2008 at 11:37

I've updated the code behind this site a little in an attempt to reduce the recent spam problem we've been having.

Yesterday I deleted 188 spam comments (well I didn't delete them, but I marked them as hidden). Each comment body contained 20+ URLs to spam sites, and was quite definitely "not good".

Just to recap:

  • The anti-spam facilities mostly apply to anonymous users only.
  • If you have an account and login you'll not be subject to them.

If you'd like to help you can click the "report this comment" link beneath any comment which looks like spam to you - that link is only visible if you're signed in though. If you're an anonymous user you'll not see it.

Only report comments which are either personally abusive, or clear spam. If you disagree with the comment reply back instead!

If you'd like to read about my solution I documented it over here.

 

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Re: Comment spam .. updated
Posted by ajt (195.112.xx.xx) on Tue 30 Dec 2008 at 11:51
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The HANTS-LUG Wiki is getting a lot of wiki spam at the moment and it has quite a lot of anti-spamming protection.

Spammers can't die soon enough...!

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"It's Not Magic, It's Work"
Adam

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Re: Comment spam .. updated
Posted by Steve (80.68.xx.xx) on Tue 30 Dec 2008 at 12:07
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They really do persist in spoiling anything they can - wikis are especially prone to bots.

Steve

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