[pmwiki-users] comment spam and blogs

Simon nzskiwi at gmail.com
Thu Apr 30 05:41:25 CDT 2009

I use a publicly accessible password,
I don't even have to go as far as a captcha,
it has stopped 100% of the spam,
see for example

edit the page to see how it works


2009/4/29 Maria McKinley <parody at u.washington.edu>:
> Hello,
> I am having a very hard time controlling spam on my blog. I am using a
> numerical access code and the blocklist stuff
> Here is the configuration for blocklist in config.php:
> ## Attempting to block spam
> $EnableBlocklist = 10;
> $EnableWhyBlocked = 1;
> $BlocklistDownload["$SiteAdminGroup.Blocklist-PmWiki"] = array('format' =>
> 'pmwiki');
> $BlocklistDownloadRefresh = 86400 * 1;
> $BlocklistActions['comment'] = 1;
> I made an assumption about the BlocklistDownloadRefresh rate, since it isn't
> explicit in the documentation how to set it for anything but once a week. I
> think that the above should make it download once a day, but not sure.
> I am also using urlapprove.php, which successfully blocks the the urls from
> being linked, but doesn't stop the page from being saved if there are more
> than 5 unapproved urls. I think fixing this alone may be enough for me.
> Does the captcha work better than the access code? Maybe I should switch to
> that? In general I find the captcha stuff annoying, but if I have to do it,
> it is better than checking my blog constantly to delete unwanted comments.
> Any ideas would be most welcome, as this is such an annoying problem.
> cheers,
> maria
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