Monday, March 04

Geek

Spam?

I said earlier that I thought there was a bug in the spam filter, such that it was identifying spam but then failing to block it.

I was right.  Think it's fixed now.  We should see a marked decrease in spam going forward - about the only thing that is likely to still get through is those lunatics who manually sign up and post comments like real human beings.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 01:07 AM | Comments (13) | Add Comment | Trackbacks (Suck)
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1 Spam spam spamly spam.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Monday, March 04 2013 01:34 AM (PiXy!)

2 Okay, real human beings can still get through, which is good.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Monday, March 04 2013 01:35 AM (PiXy!)

3 Real-ish, anyway.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Monday, March 04 2013 01:35 AM (PiXy!)

4 I'm a real human. I'm not so sure about Brickmuppet and Wonderduck, though.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Monday, March 04 2013 01:37 AM (+rSRq)

5 Anyone want to buy some herbal Viagra?

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Monday, March 04 2013 01:37 AM (+rSRq)

6 Should still work for ducks, but we'll need to verify.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Monday, March 04 2013 01:45 AM (PiXy!)

7 Am I supposed to be seeing an "edit" button? (which doesn't do anything?)

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Monday, March 04 2013 01:55 AM (+rSRq)

8 Yeah, ignore it for now.  One day soon it will actually let you edit.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Monday, March 04 2013 01:59 AM (PiXy!)

9

OK. Just a point: it shouldn't last forever. At Metafilter they implemented something like that, but only for the first five minutes after you post.

An "infinite edit" function is potentially a means of serious abuse.

(Also, will the edited comment get passed through the spam filter again?)

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Monday, March 04 2013 02:24 AM (+rSRq)

10 Yeah, I'm thinking half an hour by default, adjustable in the blog settings.

And good point on the spam filter - yes, it probably has to go through the filter every time, otherwise it's just a matter of time before some sneaky bugger works it out and abuses it.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Monday, March 04 2013 02:49 AM (PiXy!)

11 Hey!  Listen!  I'm testin' here.

Posted by: Wonderduck at Monday, March 04 2013 03:37 AM (8xjaN)

12 And no spam at all today. It's like noticing that a headache is gone!

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Monday, March 04 2013 12:15 PM (+rSRq)

13 \o/

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Monday, March 04 2013 12:46 PM (PiXy!)

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