[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #7268: Comments with ' or " in are treated as spam

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Wed Jul 9 08:56:13 GMT 2008

#7268: Comments with ' or " in are treated as spam
 Reporter:  NigelDunn  |       Owner:  anonymous
     Type:  defect     |      Status:  new      
 Priority:  normal     |   Milestone:  2.7      
Component:  General    |     Version:  2.5.1    
 Severity:  normal     |    Keywords:           
 On one site we've had a number of comments being automatically classed as
 spam where the user has included the character ' (& also possibly ").
 These are being converted into ' (when I've used print_r to put
 create the body text for wp_mail they're actually \') and then are
 being flagged as spam by wp_blacklist_check.

 If I amend line 415 of wp-includes/comment.php to check for character 39
 as well then the same comment is added into the comment list for approval.

 No extra spam filters/plugins have been included on the site, it's just
 using the default processing supplied by WP 2.5.1. Nothing has been added
 to the comment blacklist setting in Settings->Discussion

 The site is running on a shared Unix server & the hosting company have
 switched off phpInfo(), so unfortunately I can't supply the settings

Ticket URL: <http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/7268>
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