[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #49529: Remove WEBSITE field from comments

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Thu Feb 27 16:32:10 UTC 2020

#49529: Remove WEBSITE field from comments
 Reporter:  ttodua       |      Owner:  (none)
     Type:  enhancement  |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal       |  Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  General      |    Version:
 Severity:  normal       |   Keywords:
  Focuses:               |
 I think that it's time to remove the "WEBSITE" field from comments at all
 (or at least, make it optional, with the default state disabled), because
 nowadays, that field is JUST AN ATTRACTION to spam, and nothing actually
 usable (I am not sure it has ever been usable more than the downside of
 spamming targets).

 Also, my suggestion also, to just loose any attraction for spamming, is to
 convert all links in comments to javascript clickable elements (like
 [https://jsfiddle.net/ax9zwyLm/1/ this example] ), so all spammers would
 know there is not reason for spamming because they wouldnt have any
 "backlink" actually.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/49529>
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