[wp-hackers] An idea for preventing spam

David Chait davebytes at comcast.net
Sun Apr 10 20:40:29 GMT 2005

I'd agree it doesn't warrant its own plugin just for that one case. 
CG-Antispam uses a number of techniques, including looking at the links in 
the comment versus domain/word blacklist, number of links, repetitive posts, 
etc.  There's more to it than just something that simple -- you just happen 
to have hit a single-patterned spammer at the moment. ;)

But there's a half-dozen antispam plugins out there that should catch it 
already so long as it's hitting one of the existing filters.  A few do let 
you add your own regex (I don't currently, as I try to avoid regex tests for 
speed reasons...), if you find stuff getting through.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kyle VanderBeek" <kylev-wp at kylev.com>
To: <wp-hackers at lists.automattic.com>
Sent: Sunday, April 10, 2005 3:02 PM
Subject: Re: [wp-hackers] An idea for preventing spam

> 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[1], 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. 

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