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  • Decisive Flow
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    yeah human verification looks like the best option... Between this blog and simple and loveable, sometimes you actually grind to a halt with stupid blog spam! Thanks for your help and hanging out for that verification...

    P.S so does this mean out Akismet is working? because I still don't get the list of spam when I type in that URL...

  • Decisive Flow
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    Hey,

    I have another site with spam now. Am trying ot put akismet in but there don't appear to be any better instructions than before.

    Why not list SS on this page: http://akismet.com/development/

    Then you get some free publicity and make life much easier for those using ss as a blog!

    Otherwise, the blogging function is so limited - my wordpress blog catches basically all spam comments

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

    Didn't see much mention in this topic, and it is pretty old. So not sure if you are aware but there is built in spam verification now, and I'd also suggest the recaptcha module.

    More info in this topic - http://www.silverstripe.com/extending-hacking-silverstripe-forum/flat/223021

    As for akismet, don't have any experience with it so can't help you out. Sorry.

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

    A classical way of preventing (bot) spam is the honeypot:

    In your form include a field called "Website" (or email, or whatever relevant) and hide it with css (display:none) and in the processing script don't continue if there is something in there and if its empty continue processing.

    I have no clue how to get that validation in silverstripe, but it would be great to have in default "contact" forms and user-made forms.

    Any ideas how to get this working?

    Thanks.

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