[wp-hackers] The Whois in comment emails
wp at igeek.info
Wed Dec 7 22:41:47 GMT 2005
Podz <podz at tamba2.org.uk> wrote:
| But what did it do ? I can't see what it's there for.
| The 'author' line gives the IP and the provider. The anti-spam
| we have now would seem to do a better job of any Whois so if the
| original intent was that it gave a blog owner more information then
| this not been superceded ? If someone is open about their info, then
| will be in the author line. If they are not then the Whois line adds
| nothing either.
| Just thinking out loud :)
I maybe wrong in interpreting what you mean but I think that you are
to say that it would be better to do away with display of IP of a
author, right? Well, I wouldn't support that, since that can be a fairly
bit of info for a blog admin despite the advancement of the current
plugins for WordPress. One usefulness that I see is that if I see spam
repeatedly from one IP, then I just block that IP for sometime using my
file, which in turn saves my precious bandwidth from being wasted, which
none of the current anti-spam tools does. Bad Behavior can come to that
but still it requires WP to be loaded & processed, I think that blocking
.htaccess is more effective than Bad Behavior, since the former method
applied directly on the server & hence requires no script execution.
Just my thoughts!! :)
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