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Comment spam returns…again

November 30, 2004 Leave a comment Go to comments

I’m getting hammered with comment spam again. A lot of it is caught by the spam word list and Blacklist, but that doesn’t really help, considering I have to go through and delete it anyway. So, I’m now trying this hack, which changes the wp-comments-post.php name. Hopefully that works.

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  1. November 30, 2004 at 1:07 pm | #1

    So, did the hack work?

  2. November 30, 2004 at 2:40 pm | #2

    So far, yes.

  3. November 30, 2004 at 4:28 pm | #3

    Jeff,

    I installed that hack my second day at LitW after I got hit with 20 spams. I’ve had absolutely no spam since that time.

  4. November 30, 2004 at 4:41 pm | #4

    Cool. Eventually they’ll probably look for the renamed page, though. It looks like it’s pretty easy to change, though.

  5. Joe
    November 30, 2004 at 8:19 pm | #5

    Actually, I’m planning on changing the name of the file in the hack occassionally. That way, someone who installs the hack a month from now will have a different file name than someone who installs the hack today. If I keep changing the name, hopefully spammers will never be able to target the right file. :-)

  6. November 30, 2004 at 8:39 pm | #6

    Sounds like a solution. The hack seems to be working perfectly, so nice job. :)

  7. December 1, 2004 at 6:26 am | #7

    Maybe I’ll try it, too. WpBlacklist is only marginally effective, anyway.

  1. December 1, 2004 at 1:31 pm | #1
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