[wp-hackers] spam comment link

Silverstein, Jesse Jesse.Silverstein at xerox.com
Mon Mar 30 15:52:40 GMT 2009

Could it generate a link with a built-in nonce that had an explicit
expiration date next to the link, and a graceful fallback if the link
was clicked after the nonce expired?
I.e. Mark this comment as spam (expires 3/31/09 03:42 <my default

Granted it's not very pretty...

P.S. Hi, I'm new to this list. Developing a WP plugin for Xerox that I'm
not allowed to talk about, but I figured I would try to lend a hand to
the community since I'm already so engrossed in WP code on a daily

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Subject: Re: [wp-hackers] spam comment link

2009/3/30 Thomas Scholz <info at toscho.de>:
> Am 30.03.2009, 12:27 Uhr, schrieb Ryan McCue <lists at rotorised.com>:
>> Joost de Valk wrote:
>>> Is there any way that the comment emails could provide a link that
>>> would automatically spam the comment, instead of having to click the
>>> "Spam Comment" button again?
> I second that. This would be very useful.
>> I think you'd have to include a nonce with the email, but the point
>> email is to be independent of time, so it's kind of contradictory.
> Why should e-mail be independent of time? The date header is mandatory
for a
> reason. ;)

I think the point to be made is that the nonce in the normal admin
screen is time sensitive, whereas clicking on a link in an email can
happen any (easily a long) time after it was generated and delivered.

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