[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress] #2081: Problem with spam ¿bug?

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Mon Mar 8 04:13:39 UTC 2010

#2081: Problem with spam ¿bug?
Reporter:  j.conti            |       Owner:       
    Type:  defect             |      Status:  new  
Priority:  major              |   Milestone:  1.2.2
Keywords:  reporter-feedback  |  

Comment(by cnorris23):

 At the time this ticket was created, the only changes since 1.2 that
 involve anything effecting spam was a change in how a new username was
 validated. The change was to a newer WP function, that handles username
 validation. If anything, the change was a hardening. While I can't
 currently rule out something in BP being the issue, my guess is that it's
 not. I would say that it's more likely to do with the fact that you're
 making yourself a larger target, and larger targets are hard to hit. WP/BP
 have very search engine friendly URLs, and just the
 installation/activation of BP greatly increases the amount of links you
 have on your site. Given the fact that almost every page of BP contains a
 form, I'm guessing these URLs are reaching search engines, and becoming
 like blood in the water to sharks. If the spam involved some sort of issue
 with people gaining access to areas they shouldn't find accessable, then
 we might have a problem. This however is not the case.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.buddypress.org/ticket/2081#comment:4>
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