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comment/trackback spam stopped

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by csguy, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. csguy

    csguy BANNED BANNED

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    I stopped comment and trackback spam on my blog by installing a re-captcha plugin. Looks like my blog isn't worth the money to spam :)

    I had disabled comments but somehow was still getting about 80 trackbacks per day.
     
  2. acotut

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  3. blackberry

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    Another spam trick is to block people (works for bots too) who try to post with a blank referrer (lots of spammers blank referrers).

    I use that using htaccess:



    # BEGIN DENY COMMENT POSTING TO NO REFERRER REQUESTS #RewriteEngine On #RewriteCond %{REQUEST_METHOD} POST #RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} .wp-comments-post\.php* #RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^$ #END DENY COMMENT POSTING TO NO REFERRER REQUESTS


    NOTE: This is for wordpress. DO NOT use it if you dont use a self hosted version of wordpress, as it will throw an error (usually error 500).
     
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2012