[wp-hackers] Spam results

Robert Deaton false.hopes at gmail.com
Sun Dec 5 09:25:56 UTC 2004

Maybe talk to zedrdave about making the WPPM included with 1.3 and the
official repository for WordPress plugins. Would save a lot of people
a lot of time on the support forums when looking for something that's
in a hard to find plugin if there's a sort of centralized database.

On Sat, 04 Dec 2004 13:23:05 -0500, Owen Winkler
<ringmaster at midnightcircus.com> wrote:
> Matt Mullenweg wrote:
> > I'm curious what spam methods are working best for everyone? I see
> > lots of comments people saying they're using something but not many
> > saying what's working. Namely, what would be the best methods to roll
> > in? Obviously something like captcha doesn't fit the WP philosophy,
> > but some of the other approaches (scoring comments, better management
> > of floods, auto-closing) I think could be very effective even when
> > mass-deployed. Thoughts?
> >
> Is it wise to roll in spam catching routines when the code changes to
> WordPress aren't nearly as fast as the changes to spam scripts and the
> plugin code that effectively stops them?
> Remove the default moderation code from the core entirely and allow
> plugin(s) to manage the comment moderation exclusively.  Include a stern
> warning on install/upgrade to enable one of the few included, proven
> plugin spam solutions, - perhaps even include plugin activation as part
> of the install.
> Owen
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