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Implemented AKISMET - SPAM Blocker

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Business Coach, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. Business Coach

    Business Coach Active Member

    Wordpress uses Akismet

    to auto block known spammers

    any plans to integrate this
  2. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

  3. AnthonyCea

    AnthonyCea Well-Known Member

  4. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

  5. jasetaro

    jasetaro Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure I'd say it's sucks, but it does seem to generate more false positives and/or false negatives on forums than it does on blogs. I still think it's useful compliment to Stop Forum Stop or Bot Scout though... I'd rather spend a few minutes clearing the mod cue in the morning then dealing the fallout from the graphic porn spam slipped though during the though during the night.
  6. AnthonyCea

    AnthonyCea Well-Known Member

    There can be no 'graphic porn' if you pre-moderate all new member posts, you can do this easy by setting up user groups and move your 'good members' into a Super user group not subject to pre-moderation !!
  7. Jaxel

    Jaxel Well-Known Member

    Akismet is AWFUL for forums. Using Akismet for a year on my old forums, these are my findings...

    False Positives... WAY TOO MANY
    True Positives... ZERO, NADA, ZILCH

    My script uses StopForumSpam, BotScout and FSpamList.
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  8. ManagerJosh

    ManagerJosh Well-Known Member

    I'm personally a big fan of typepad's antispam countermeasures. It gives me the right balance :)
  9. craigiri

    craigiri Well-Known Member

    I tried typepads for 10 minutes and it flagged a number of decent users.....so I am back to manual.
    I go through the new signups each morning and look for hints....and also have stop forum spam (only hits about 20% of the time).....but it's easy to tell from some basics.
    I also have an IP lookup built into my review screen so I can see if the location matches the required field location they entered.....
    It takes me about 5 minutes a day - to go though the 10-20 new signups and do a pretty good job of deleting any suspects.
    My users would help me if any got through.
  10. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Implemented in 1.2.
    TsinJu likes this.

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