[wp-hackers] Comments automatically being marked as spam
wp-hackers at nicolaskuttler.de
Thu May 20 17:56:45 UTC 2010
even though it defaults to marking spam as spam, and not dropping it. And the plugin reverts to that setting after every upgrade. I use Akismet as well of course.
On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 11:46:23AM -0500, Otto wrote:
> Sounds like just one more reason to not use captchas at all, to me.
> I use three plugins:
> With those three, I get maybe one spam that makes it through per
> month. The first two simply block spam outright, without filing it as
> spam at all. Very clean.
> No captcha's necessary.
> On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 11:21 AM, Jeremy Clarke <jer at simianuprising.com> wrote:
> > On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 11:08 AM, Potkanski, Jason
> > <jpotkanski at tribune.com> wrote:
> >> http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-recaptcha/changelog/
> >> http://www.blaenkdenum.com/2010/03/recaptcha-marking-all-comments-as-spam/
> > Those links point out that 2.9.7 is a VITAL upgrade to the recaptcha
> > plugin! They changed the nature of their service and updating the
> > library is mandatory or all comments are marked as spam. In my testing
> > I was actually still seeing the all-spam behavior with 2.9.7, but
> > updating the recaptchalib.php file from the recaptcha google code site
> > (not the wp one but the core one) made it start working again. YMMV
> > but manually getting the most recent version of the library is the
> > safest bet.
> > If you're not sure then try disabling recaptcha and see if its still happening.
> > ANYONE WHO USES RECAPTCHA TAKE NOTE! THIS IS A NIGHTMARE! You need to
> > upgrade right away and go through your spam queue to find the real
> > comments. Filtering for just comment_type=comment makes it a lot
> > easier (as trackbacks aren't affected and you might have a lot of
> > them).
> > I bet your trackbacks actually are mostly spam, did you try testing a
> > totally legitimate trackback?
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> > Jeremy Clarke
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