[wp-hackers] An idea for preventing spam
kylev-wp at kylev.com
Sun Apr 10 19:02:46 GMT 2005
On Sun, Apr 10, 2005 at 02:08:12PM -0400, Basil Crow wrote:
> The idea is: automatically put the comment in moderation (or even mark
> it as spam) if it ends with
> by <a href="(.*)">(.*)</a>
> since most comment spam I'm getting nowadays ends with the words "by"
> and a link.
In the anti-spam world, we'd call that a "bad solution". Though it
would catch some spam, it's far too simple. I'd bet on about a 40% or
more false positive rate.
This certainly doesn't warrant a plugin of its own, IMHO. Doesn't
someone have a plugin that allows you to apply a customizable set of
regex's to comments?
 I actually work in the email and anti-spam world for a living.
kylev at kylev.com
Some people have a way with words, while others... erm... thingy.
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