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  • PlanHQ
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    Comments - additions and spam protection Link to this post

    *Spam Protection - Human Verification*
    Have you thought about or do you have any spam protection on comments?

    I've noticed one of our posts got over 600 spam comments, and a post on the new PlanHQ.com site has just got its first spam.

    Requiring one of those human verification codes when you post would be great.

    * Other*
    * Add a link: So that the commentor name points back to the website in the link field, geat for google and linking together the blogosphere conversations
    * Add new comment: This should go below the existing discussion to encourage people to read the discussion first then make their coment

    cheers,

    Tim.

  • Sam
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    Re: Comments - additions and spam protection Link to this post

    There is some code to link into Kismet, but I think an account needs to be set up on a site by site basis.

    Whoever it was who made this feature, can they post some instructions?

  • Andy
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    Re: Comments - additions and spam protection Link to this post

    You can set up spam filtering for comments using Akismet. See:

    http://doc.silverstripe.com/doku.php?id=ssakismet

  • Sigurd
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    Re: Comments - additions and spam protection Link to this post

    You can see akismet in action at http://demo.silverstripe.com/blog

  • Decisive Flow
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    Re: Comments - additions and spam protection Link to this post

    Thanks for the link. If it wold be possible, could you make the documentation a little more detailed. I have no idea where in the config file to put the code, or where the config file is ( I assume it is the one under CMS)?

    I have put my code in as follows (obviously substituting 'key' for our key):

    ));

    SSAkismet::setAPIKey('key');
       SSAkismet::setSaveSpam(true);

    ?>

    it doesn't seem to do anything when I add ?showspam=1 to either the end of the blog url or our main site url. Now I'm confused... Is there another step?

  • Decisive Flow
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    Re: Comments - additions and spam protection Link to this post

    This is quite urgent as we have 900 or so spam comments and it's spiraling out of control. It looks like a simple fix, it just doesn't seem to do anything!

  • Tim
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    Re: Comments - additions and spam protection Link to this post

    Hi Natalie

    There are no 'quick fixes' for this. Even with the Akismet spam protection on our site, we are getting a good 20 - 30 spams a day which I delete several times a day.

    We are going to need to introduce some sort of 'human verification' steps to prevent this.

    In the mean time, I'd suggest you simply disable page comments (I've done this on a number of our heavily spammed pages)

  • Andy
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    Re: Comments - additions and spam protection Link to this post

    The config file mentioned is the _config.php in your project specific folder. Sorry for any ambiguity.

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