[pmwiki-users] comment spam and blogs
parody at u.washington.edu
Tue Apr 28 14:32:47 CDT 2009
I am having a very hard time controlling spam on my blog. I am using a
numerical access code and the blocklist stuff
Here is the configuration for blocklist in config.php:
## Attempting to block spam
$EnableBlocklist = 10;
$EnableWhyBlocked = 1;
$BlocklistDownload["$SiteAdminGroup.Blocklist-PmWiki"] = array('format' =>
$BlocklistDownloadRefresh = 86400 * 1;
$BlocklistActions['comment'] = 1;
I made an assumption about the BlocklistDownloadRefresh rate, since it isn't
explicit in the documentation how to set it for anything but once a week. I
think that the above should make it download once a day, but not sure.
I am also using urlapprove.php, which successfully blocks the the urls from
being linked, but doesn't stop the page from being saved if there are more
than 5 unapproved urls. I think fixing this alone may be enough for me.
Does the captcha work better than the access code? Maybe I should switch to
that? In general I find the captcha stuff annoying, but if I have to do it,
it is better than checking my blog constantly to delete unwanted comments.
Any ideas would be most welcome, as this is such an annoying problem.
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