Spam, Splog and Dirtbag Prevention
Alright my fellow WPers and BPers. I’m getting ready to rollout my first production BP site – I’ve built a few in dev just for fun and never launched them as I wanted to play with all the fun $h!t that BuddyPress has to offer before finally committing to BP. Now that I have, I’m faced with the glorious burden that is Spam, Splog and Dirtbag prevention.
It’s already known that wp is susceptible to spammers, and with a few plugins and actionable steps, I’m good to go with my WP sites, however, I’ve been researching Spam Prevention for BuddyPress and am having a bit of difficulty determining the best course of action at this point. Partly because BuddyPress has advanced so much over the last few years and partially because every blogger with an extra 5 minutes to write a B.S. article without real knowledge behind it has spun and respun the same nonsense articles over and over again.
That all being said, what I’m looking for is a bit of Guidance from some actual BuddyPress users (you guys and gals). There are so many options and combinations that I could literally spend the next month researching and testing different combinations of plugins and hacks before I even come close to a solution, so I’m hoping that you…YES YOU! can share with me, the steps, plugins, hacks that you have in place to help protect your BuddyPress sites from Spammers, Sploggers and Dirtbags. Like you, I want to create a spam-free community (or as close to spam-free as I can…lol) and want to hear what everyone has/is done/doing to protect themselves from people trying to sell my members knockoff handbags, boner pills and work from home solutions….lol.
Thanks in advance, I really appreciate any guidance/advice that any and all of you could recommend.
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