Posts Tagged ‘Comment_Spam’

Are You Spamming Comments Inadvertently?

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January 24th, 2010
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Blogging Essays, Business of Blogging, Spam

In a blog post titles “6 Steps to Kill Your Community“, Matt listed “Allow Spam Through” as the second step and “Don’t Participate in Comments” as the fourth step to killing your community. We treat comments and reader participation very seriously at Weblog Tools Collection. We highlight commenters, try to identify the frequent comments who participate willingly and heuristically remove nofollow tags from the links of commenters who participate in the community. I have personally chosen and thanked frequent commenter by providing them deeper access and rights to the various portals, elevating and applauding their presence within the community and have chosen most of my co-authors based on their participation and passion within the communities that I purvey. In short, I agree with Matt in that relevant comments and passionate participation are the lifeblood of any community. But our little blog gets a lot of attention from spammers. We are […]

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Plugin Review: Yawasp

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February 15th, 2009
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Weekly Plugin Review, WordPress Plugins

Who doesn’t hate spam? Ever since blogs became common place, one thing that we have to worry about is spammers. It is like the constant battle of good vs. evil with the good folks finding means to defend themselves and others and the bad ones finding better means to attack the innocent ones! Yawasp (Yet Another WordPress Anti-Spam Plugin) is one such plugin that uses an innovative approach to battle comment spam. Description Most anti-comment-spambot-plugins focus on user interaction, e.g. captcha or math comment spam protection. Yawasp focuses on handling comment-spam-protection within WordPress. It replaces the names of the comment form fields with random names, protecting your blog from spambots that aim at the default comment field names. Furthermore it adds a blank field, hidden from the user, that needs to be left empty. In addition, the random field names are changed every 24 hours, giving a spambot no chance […]

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WP plugin: Bad Behavior 2

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WP plugin: Bad Behavior 2 This new version of Bad Behavior has a bunch of new features including faster code, variable strictness of traffic filtering, lesser usage of the database (which is really important for higher traffic sites) and a new wrapper API. Bad Behavior is now also available for ExpressionEngine, MediaWiki and generic non-database mode for any PHP script, forum, guestbook, Movable Type, etc. Thanks Michael va email.

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HOW-TO: Protecting your Blog from Spam

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November 11th, 2005
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HOW-TO: Protecting your Blog from Spam: Read up on various methods to protect your WordPress blog from spam. More information at the WordPress Codex on comment spam.

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