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Antil spam measure - a suggestion

  1. I came here looking for an answer to a specific spam-related question that seems relevant to this discussion, so I'll raise it here. My apologies if people feel it's off-topic. My main problem with spam is people targetting older posts. I see from the WordPress.org documentation that there are a couple of .php scripts that will either close down posts to comments after they've been up for a specified period (Auto Shuttoff Comments) or turn on comment moderation for older posts (Ozh's Auto-moderate comments, though there are problems with that link at the moment).

    Is it possible, though, to implement such solutions in a WordPress.com blog?   If it is, how and where do I save the scripts?

  2. That's one way I know it's spam is if it's old, like months to a year old. They also seem to go after just a couple of posts. Is there some sort of a portal in those certain posts? lol

  3. Best bet would be to submit a Feedback once it comes back up on Monday with this idea.

    Gotta admit that I'm leaning against it though, as least for my own setup. Most of my comments left are on older posts.

    Granted I do a fair amount of strange things with my blog though and my usage is different from other folks. :)

  4. Another issue with any form of Captura system if it's picture based is with those folks who sit behind any sort of proxy or caching server. Since the name of the picture is hardcoded, they're going to see the first picture or set of pictures over and over again, not the updated ones.

    edit: I just had an email about this from a user on Comcast with their broken proxy servers. That's why I'm posting this.

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