[pmwiki-users] Spam control
jo at durchholz.org
Fri Mar 10 02:04:42 CST 2006
Carlos AB schrieb:
> * Spammers to respect and *maybe* contribute with the site. (most
> vandalism *I* have seen is not made by robots)
That's a rare thing to see in general.
The wiki's I'm administering have been thankfully ignored by spammers
yet, but one of the blogs is regularly spammed by robots.
> My idea was to use a small space in the front page to display the spam
> included in a page called (let's say) Main.Spam and a recipe to display
> a number of entries inside that page .
Downside: more text to render, slower page rendering, slower page
> How many of the site admins in this list feel about this idea?
I have been following a different line of thought.
One of the blogs I'm administering is a WordPress one. WordPress has a
plugin named "Spam Karma 2" (SK2). It would be a good idea to take that
plugin and reuse it for PmWiki.
Highlights of SK2 are:
* It's been very reliable for me so far.
* It will regularly mail a summary report of spam caught.
* Each spam is accompagnied with a link to reclassify it as ham.
* It gives a rating, explaining why it thinks something is spam or not.
* It looks just at the text and a few configuration options.
The interface to the rest of the system should be rather narrow,
so it should be easy to isolate.
(Exception: SK2 integrates with the management screens of WordPress.
I.e. the configuration may have to be redone - not a taxing task,
but still some work.)
I haven't found time to look into the technical details, and when I look
at my current workload and backlog, I think it's unlikely that I ever will.
In other words, this is a project begging to be picked up by somebody :-)
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