[wp-hackers] Spam plugin (was:Deprecated functions and files)

Ryan McCue ryanmccue at cubegames.net
Fri Aug 15 07:42:48 GMT 2008

Viper007Bond wrote:
> Cookies for comments sounds nice, but then how do you handle
> ping/trackbacks?
> Defensio works decently well for me personally.
> Since March 23rd:
> * 295755 spam
> * 848 legitimate comments
> * 109 false negatives (undetected spam)
> * 54 false positives (legitimate comments identified as spam)
> Although I'm always open to suggestions and that cookies for comments seems
> nice enough, at least until the bots get smart enough to start using session
> cookies.

I personally use my own plugin which adds a hidden nonce to the comment 
form, to ensure that the backend can't be used directly. Can anyone see 
any cons on this? (Of course, this doesn't affect trackbacks, so I use 
Simple Trackback Validation as well)

Ryan M.

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