[wp-hackers] Close old comments and pingbacks: feature or plugin?

Mike Purvis mike at uwmike.com
Fri Jul 14 15:41:13 GMT 2006

You could implement this without affecting updates if you just
included the randomized URL in your comment form's template, and then
used an htaccess redirect to screen direct requests, and point the
randomized ones back to the correct location.

But yeah, it's basically like Meyer's Orange filter; stops working
when too many start using it.


On 7/14/06, Brian Layman <Brian at thecodecave.com> wrote:
> > One thing I did that helped reduce a lot of it was to rename
> wp-comments-post.php to a
> > random name and update the comment form's action to that new name.
> I always wondered if someone did that.  It seems like a great way to reduce
> spam, but of course if WordPress adopted that in the core, spam bots would
> come out that parse the name of the comment form prior to spamming.
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