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  • Lily
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    @lilyo

    @jwack good luck!


    Lily
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    @lilyo

    @jwack
    – Yep

    – Yes, it’s not the most accessible-friendly way to prevent splogging but we do require people use the code in order to register at all, instead of a captcha. And we haven’t had a single spammer since. But for the few who don’t know it, we also provide the link where they can easily find out what it is, especially if they feel too lazy to look it up (I would be, heh).

    Since our targets are mostly local people or former residents, they tend to know what the zip code is. If you have a genre-specific site, perhaps a similar technique could be applied? Or maybe a developer here could help you to modify the code so it applies only to the blog registration? I’m more of a front-end user/designer so altering other dev’s code is way out of my league >_<;


    Lily
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    @lilyo

    @jwack

    hi, I had similar issues… even after removing the blog signup at registration, spammers would sign up, activate their accounts, and then create a new splog. to help cut down, I tried these steps:

    – changed my registration slug in bp-custom.php:
    define ( ‘BP_REGISTER_SLUG’, ‘join’ );

    – also added a redirect of wp-signup.php inside bp-custom.php:
    function register_redirect() {
    if (strpos($_SERVER, ‘wp-signup.php’) !== false ) {
    $url = ‘http://www.mysite.com/join&#8217;;
    wp_redirect($url);
    exit;
    }
    }
    add_action(‘init’, ‘register’);

    those two helped but didn’t completely remove the issue, this plugin really nailed it for us though:

    – installed this plugin: https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/invitation-code-checker/ (since we have a local comm site, we just used a zip code as the invite code)
    Not sure how your site is set up but perhaps you can find a way to use it too, may even allow you to re-enable blog sign up at registration. It says Tested up to: WordPress MU 2.8.4 but I have WP 3.0.3 with network enabled and BP 1.2.6 and still seems to be working just fine.

    Most of these suggestions were pulled from helpful posts on BP, hopefully they help you out a bit =)


    Lily
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    @lilyo

    @pisanojm hey there, this is the same issue I mentioned in another thread (https://buddypress.org/community/groups/buddystream/forum/topic/buddystream-beta-release/?topic_page=4&num=15#post-75968) but it looks like the friends/groups/favorites filtering are now working on your buddystream site – do you have a patch available? That’d be really helpful =)


    Lily
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    @lilyo

    After browsing some of the links posted here, something I’ve noticed on several of the sites using buddystream as well as the buddystream.net site – the first set of filtering is broken on the main activity page and each member’s page: Personal, Friends, Groups, Favorites, etc.

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