anti-spam plugins

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  • #41893

    4ecorp
    Member

    Do you recommend using additional spam blockers?

    #42097

    mark
    Staff

    You are protected by Akismet already.
    You have comment moderation if you wish.
    There is no way to integrate any additional spam protection.

    #42102

    just an idea…

    a huge chunk of the spam i get here (not that i get that much, relatively) is in BBcode. i know akismet can’t universally block html or BBcode.

    but could we have our spam blacklists execute ahead of akismet?
    then the comments with [/url] wouldn’t even make it to akismet, so i wouldn’t have to read them.

    #42106

    drmike
    Member

    Every spam comment that I have seen that has included BBCode has been caught by Akismet.

    To be honest, the idea of actually blocking on that instead of spam tagging would be one that I would be against since there are those folks out there who may think that using BBCode is the way to go.

    I also don’t like the idea of comment blocking either. Spam tagging would be best.

    #42121

    i don’t want akismet to block on it, i just want my blacklist to actually blacklist.

    right now, words in my blacklist are meaningless, since they go to moderation anyway.

    yes, akismet catches all of them, but i check all my akismet spam for false positives, because there are always some.

    i know some folks use bbcode, and some folks use textile, and some folks don’t allow anything. my point is, i know what’s allowed on my blog, and i’d just like the power to filter it as such.

    it’s not a recommendation for everyone to blacklist [/url], just for everyone to be allowed a blacklist.

    #42124

    drmike
    Member

    That’s the best that’s going to happen. They’re going to go either into moderation or the Akismet folder.

    You said it yourself. There’s always false positives.

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