Comments are Working Now

By: leelefever on November 5, 2006 - 3:33pm
After a little technical difficulty, it appears that comments are working properly now, but you'll still need to be a logged-in member of TwinF to participate. 
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Updated: Please Log in to Comment

By: leelefever on November 4, 2006 - 1:41am

There are people in this world that use computers and the Internet for unbelievably worthless means.  They set their computers to visit sites like TwinF and automatically generate 100s comments like this jewel:

Subject: qbvxlao deoypc
By: qyelrtp olrdg (not verified) on November 4, 2006 - 12:39am
gvhb tydwolufr rxdzuvcg mpgkqfyi dqkhfe oxei fnltzawhb


As you can tell, they are complete nonsense and do not even serve the usual spam purpose of advertising - the link goes no where.  I awoke yesterday to find about 100 new spam comments.  Today it was about 600 - too many for me to manage, especially as we travel.

The site has a spam blocker that works well, but these comments are inconsistent so the blocker can't establish what is spam and what is not.  Unfortunately I have no choice but to turn off anonymous comments.  This means that, for now, you must be logged into TwinF to leave comments.   I hate it, but this is the only choice until we get some things worked out.

 I'm not a violent person my any means, but I really, really want one wish - and that is to punch a comment spammer right in the face one really good time. That would make me feel a little better.

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Comments Now Open to One and All

By: leelefever on November 17, 2005 - 11:52am

One of the big things about having a website like TwinF is preventing spam.  For those of you not aware, spammers are a plague among bloggers. They leave comments on entries that link to unrelated and often vile websites.  Then, the comments must be removed by the owners of the site.

On the road, we do not want to deal with spammers, so we required registration for leaving comments and adding travel experiences. I've been assured by the Bryght guys that the Drupal spam module should be able prevent a majority of spam.

So, the spam module is now enabled and comments are open to anyone with the desire, so long as you're not offering to sell something.  We'd LOVE to hear from you, so please do comment at will.

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