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[2.x] Blog is unusable because of spam

Started by on May 27, 2010 – Contents updated: May 27, 2010

May 27, 2010 11:34    

My b2evolution Version: 2.x

My blog (marunchak.co.uk) is being inundated by spam, advertisements etc...

I currently have recaptcha implemented, as you can see for yourselves, but it is doing nothing to help. It's gotten to the point where I am seriously considering another blogging solution. I realise that I may have something configured incorrectly but am unsure of what it could be.

Has anyone cut out spam completely?

Kind regards

May 27, 2010 12:07

Depends on number and type of spam you are getting..

If you are getting manually typed spam by obnoxious spammers, that's harder to fight with..There is not really a fool proof solution to that..I had a few of those and they have stopped trying when they found out the new comment status is "draft" and their stupid spam comments would never bu published..

OTOH, automated spam bots are easier to fight with, a captcha should do fine but as i ve told you earlier that b2evo captcha plugin might not do the trick as the spam bots are more advanced than that plugin and can read through.. so i'd recommend you try [url=http://recaptcha.net/whyrecaptcha.html]recaptcha[/url]

May 27, 2010 21:04

I currently have recaptcha implemented

so i'd recommend you try recaptcha

:)

Do you have comments or message form spam?

- You can completely get rid of spam by allowing comments from registered users only.
- I'd recommend you modify the comments form and lelete the URL field from it.

b2evo 4 has serious security improvements, it requires visitors/spammers to actually open the comments form to be able to post.

May 27, 2010 21:24

sam2kb wrote:

I currently have recaptcha implemented

so i'd recommend you try recaptcha

:)

Well he says he does but i did not see any recaptcha plugin in his blog comments field

May 27, 2010 21:56

sam2kb wrote:

No offense ;)

non taken B)
btw, see my userblog plugin post P:


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