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What are you doing for Spam

  • Avatar of Bbrian017
    bbrian017
    Participant

    @bbrian017

    I won http://www.blogengage.com

    The biggest issue I have is spam!

    Any suggestions for registration, comments, creating blogs, and posting regarding spam prevention?

    Any mods would be greatly appreciated

    Thanks,

    Brian

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  • Avatar of Bbrian017
    bbrian017
    Participant

    @bbrian017

    So I’m getting spammed now from East Indians! What’s new! Anything we can do to stop this?

    Can I approve blogs before they are allowed?

    Avatar of Nicola Greco
    nicolagreco
    Participant

    @nicolagreco

    I’ve written the bpdev-nospam, that is included in bpdev plugins http://bp-dev.org/download

    it’s not complete, but it filters spams account, and wire content.

    Avatar of Thebigk
    thebigk
    Participant

    @thebigk

    I’m not able to find it. Download contains only following:

    Core 0.3b

    Admin 0.3b

    AutoSuggest 0.3b

    Search 0.3b

    Theme 0.3b

    Widgets 0.3b

    Flickr 0.3b

    YouTube 0.3b

    Group Extra 0.3b

    TinyMCE 0.3b

    Avatar of Mikem1986
    mikem1986
    Participant

    @mikem1986

    Does Aksimet not work with WPMU?

    Avatar of Nicola Greco
    nicolagreco
    Participant

    @nicolagreco

    don’t worry :) BPDEV NoSpam is included :)

    i’ve to update the site asap

    Avatar of Anointed
    Anointed
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    @anointed

    I had an idea of another way to combat the constant comment spam and registrations from bots, though I don\’t know if it would work.

    As the bots don\’t read the page like humans do, they just search for and find the forums to fill in, brings up an interesting idea.

    What about using \’hidden\’ fields that are not displayed on the screen itself.

    The idea being that if data is input into the field it could not possibly be a human, so we then know to \’not activate\’ or error out the comment/registration etc…

    The ‘auto spam bot programs’ that I have come across all look for specific fields etc. We could do something like name the hidden field ‘password’ etc, so the bot thinks it’s legit, but it’s not.

    Does anyone know if the bots are \’smart enough\’ to figure this out and get around it?

    Avatar of Cdaniel
    cdaniel
    Participant

    @cdaniel

    I had a problem with spam without reCaptcha

    reCaptcha kills spam bots and I have no more spam.

    Good luck

    Avatar of Bbrian017
    bbrian017
    Participant

    @bbrian017

    reCaptcha is best bet!

    or maybe BPDEV from nicola

    Avatar of wpmubp.org
    wpmubp
    Participant

    @takuya

    wpmudev has an anti spam plugin for signup form. Also Donncha has another plugin for wpmu and comments.

    Avatar of Nicola Greco
    nicolagreco
    Participant

    @nicolagreco

    @anointed that’s what wp_nonce does :)

    i suggest to use bpdev nospam (it include the captcha of wpmudev integrated with bp)

    Avatar of Enlightenmental1
    enlightenmental1
    Participant

    @enlightenmental1

    when is your no-spam plugin scheduled to be complete?

    Im currently using wp-captcha, but would like to beef-up my spam protection

    Avatar of Nicola Greco
    nicolagreco
    Participant

    @nicolagreco

    it works now, it will be complete asap

    Avatar of Bbrian017
    bbrian017
    Participant

    @bbrian017

    is it complete? can we have an update? I’m cleaning my site often! The bots are bad!

    Avatar of Bbrian017
    bbrian017
    Participant

    @bbrian017

    Nicola,

    is this ready for the new version of buddy press?

    Thanks,

    Brian

    Avatar of r-a-y
    r-a-y
    Moderator

    @r-a-y

    Avatar of Bbrian017
    bbrian017
    Participant

    @bbrian017

    Hey thanks again Ray :)

    This spam is a serious issue isn’t it?

    I get the same crap on my pligg website! Spam after spam!

    So it’s not only a buddy press thing.

    Thanks for the link.

    Avatar of Peterverkooijen
    peterverkooijen
    Participant

    @peterverkooijen

    Changing the register slug so far looks very effective in my installations. Could that be built into the core somehow?

    Avatar of Bbrian017
    bbrian017
    Participant

    @bbrian017

    I don’t see this register slug inside the wp-config.

    What exactly am I looking for.

    I could not find:

    define( ‘BP_REGISTER_SLUG’, ‘yourregisterslug’ );

    Also if it change the register page location do I have to create new files so it actually exists?

    Avatar of Peterverkooijen
    peterverkooijen
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    @peterverkooijen

    @Bbrian017, you have to add that line to wp-config.php yourself + a few other things. It’s explained here.

    It’s a bit of a hack, so I think it would be good if it became part of the basic setup, maybe at installation (wpmu).

    Avatar of Bbrian017
    bbrian017
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    @bbrian017

    I had to close registration the spam is so bad. I’m assuming the person that is spamming our websites is someone within the community here at buddy press.

    As soon as I made a rude comment about the developers ignoring spam issues I got hit by spam like never before.

    Avatar of Andrea Rennick
    Andrea Rennick
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    @andrea_r

    There’s really no need to make unfounded accusations like that.

    Avatar of Bbrian017
    bbrian017
    Participant

    @bbrian017

    Yes perhaps that’s true but let’s not ignore the obvious. Who better to write spam software for buddy press then a buddy press developer.

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