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I was doing my daily wp-admin walktrough when..

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by todordonev, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. todordonev

    todordonev Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Nov 23, 2012
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    So I have this simple new food blog with quality recipes which is slowly going viral, yada yada..
    I noticed that I have 14 new comments to random posts (recipes) so I've decided to see them. I was amazed - all the comments were positive (except for 2 "big traffic opportunities"), which is good for my blog, and its visitors. So I started to read them and manually approve them, when all of a sudden... I saw the comment sender names:
    "acne scar removal"
    "quick credit repair"
    "cosmetic surgery for men"
    I knew what is going on here - people searching for auto approval blog posts. Because all the bloggers don't touch the discussion settings the default option is like "user must have atleast one approved post". In this situation the posts were actualy very warm and sweet towards my articles ...BULLSHIT... I went straight to settings->discussions and made changes so everytime someone leaves a comment I have to manually approve every single comment, not just the first one. I kept the comments anyways.

    Nice try BST service providers...

    I strongly recommend every WordPress blogger to edit their settings, because their blog will be flooded with spam..
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2014