View Full Version : ....HTML code to stop comments-box spam?

08-08-2005, 09:27 PM
...could anyone perhaps be so kind to provide me with some HTML code to stop spam in (blog) comments boxes?
i'm getting a bit annoyed about it...sigh

09-08-2005, 11:52 AM
having been spending increasing amounts of time deleting comments from about 6 blogs on my MT 2.66 installation which have got about 10,000 spam comments so far ...

as that old MT only allows comment deletion piecemeal, and only bans by IP, i spent last night implementing:
MT-BLACKLIST (http://www.jayallen.org/projects/mt-blacklist/)


this page is MTspecific, but has useful general advice about avoiding comments box spam apllicable if your using other blogging systems: http://www.sixapart.com/pronet/comment_spam

ithink eden also have experience of this issue somewhat ?? ...

09-08-2005, 05:13 PM
I use MT-Blacklist. It's pretty effective. Stops about 15 spam comments a week.

Forces moderation of anything suspect.

john eden
11-08-2005, 11:15 AM
I use wordpress which seems similar to MT - i.e. blacklist and moderation options.

I just got back from holiday to find 700 spam comments. :mad: but easily sorted by adding a new word to the blacklist (from the email address in this case).

I have no clue about coding though!

Also, I think Haloscan comments are fairly spam-free, there was a thread on this before here iirc.