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

Austin Matzko if.website at gmail.com
Wed Jul 19 03:30:31 GMT 2006

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.

For what it's worth, I've completely deleted my wp-comments-post.php
file (as I use my comments preview plugin that circumvents it
anyways), with no noticeable decrease in the amount of comment spam
caught by SK2 and Akismet, so the spambots must mainly be submitting
to the form action, no matter what it's named.

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