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(@BlackFalcon)
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I hate to say this, but my current archive is getting hit with a ton of spam ATM. Disabling anonymous reviews doesn't help, cause the bots and human spammers can beat the current simple captcha. I say for a new version demands better spam control.

That's why I suggest Are You A Human? for anonymous reviews and registration. It stops all bots, and would greatly reduce the spam the staff of an archive would have to deal with.

 
Posted : 20/08/2014 4:10 am
(@sheepcontrol)
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Already have two systems I am looking at, one is Stop Forum Spam, which provides eMail/IP lookup of known spammer agents (this is what keeps this forum safe ever since we switched).
The other works together with project honeypot, basically also identifying malicious visitors and denying them access to any functionality whatsoever.

Captchas only work against bots on bot-nets (otherwise innocent IP ranges).

AYAH could be implemented for the anonymous stuff, in combination with the above. Also filtering anon posts for usual spam keywords, links, and all that stuff maybe - not there yet.

 
Posted : 21/08/2014 6:03 am
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Can you make it easy to hook-in to the comment system so that we can add features like Akismet ? I use SFS and Honeypot but also Askismet to read all comments and do an extra layer of spam-protection.

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Posted : 23/09/2014 12:00 pm
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Can you make it easy to hook-in to the comment system so that we can add features like Akismet ? I use SFS and Honeypot but also Askismet to read all comments and do an extra layer of spam-protection.

Sure, something like a hook that handles all posts/registrations, and that could be fueled with all kinds of different anti-spam tools, using whatever applies to the situation at hand (post, registration, ...).

Do you use Akismet only for guest posts or also for members?

 
Posted : 23/09/2014 12:18 pm
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I don't use Akismet myself at UFF (but I use it at my personal blog) because if you go above a certain number of requests, you have to start paying each month.

 
Posted : 26/09/2014 12:57 am
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I don't use Akismet myself at UFF (but I use it at my personal blog) because if you go above a certain number of requests, you have to start paying each month.

Well, it could be implemented in a way it only applies for guest posts (if activated) or for new members, just to keep a closer watch on them for the first days, that would seriously reduce the amount of requests I think.

 
Posted : 26/09/2014 8:45 pm
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Plus I forgot to mention it's only free for personal accounts.

 
Posted : 27/09/2014 2:20 am
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Makes me wonder how they define free account, lemme look into that, but there are Akismet API for a lot of CMS, so must be possible somehow.

 
Posted : 27/09/2014 4:38 am
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I think it's free as long as you aren't commercial, or have a ton (like 15,000+) requests a day. At least that's what I can recall from reading at the official site.

 
Posted : 07/10/2014 3:01 am
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