Core Spam Control Thoughts

Permalink
The recent private message spam we've been seeing on concrete5.org has moved spam control up a bit higher on our todo list.

We'll implement it in the core, probably in a spam helper that will act as an abstraction layer for different spam checking services/libraries.

We're looking at Akismet. Can anyone recommend other libraries/services that we should take a look at?

Thanks

ryan
View Replies:
michaelmior replied on at Permalink Reply
michaelmior
Just a simple +1 for Akismet. And to add this blog post which may be helpful

http://www.simianstudios.com/blog/post/using-akismet-to-prevent-com...

Also, it would be cool to have this as a function callable from blocks to provide spam protection for third-party stuff :)
Mnkras replied on at Permalink Reply
Mnkras
-1 for akismet ;)
used it (when i ran on WP) and it doesn't like code...
plus its made by the company that makes Wordpress :P
also if you make +$500 a month on your site you have to buy a commercial license


+1 for typepad
frz replied on at Permalink Reply
frz
btw: just so we're clear... +1 for automattic, wordpress is a great blog and a crappy CMS. we should play with nice with them since we're basically the opposite..

That being said, Yeah I'm still a cheap-o looking at $600/yr for spam protection on concrete5.org so a flexible layer that can work with different solutions here would be nice.
12345j replied on at Permalink Reply
12345j
typepad anti-spam is a good solution, and is open source
admin replied on at Permalink Reply
Whatever happened with this? Our site has been getting deluged with SPAM. CAPTCHAs are a dreadful user experience and I've read a lot of articles stating that the spammers are actually better at deciphering them than humans!

What I would really like is an Akismet plug-in, but this post made me think that something might be added to the core. is that true?
12345j replied on at Permalink Reply
12345j
https://github.com/concrete5/addon_akismet/
admin replied on at Permalink Reply
Thanks for this! I installed this on my personal site and it couldn't have been simpler.

My personal site uses forms created through the C5 form block. How will this work if I use an HTML block with raw form code from a third party? We use a marketing automation service that supplies form code. Will this Akismet add-on work with that scenario? Will the add-on know I have the form on my site if I didn't create it through C5?
admin replied on at Permalink Reply
As a follow up to my last question, I asked the following question about Akismet integration to the developer from our marketing automation service (which is the source of our forms):
"We currently use forms created in LoopFuse. Will Akismet work with these forms? I have a plug-in for our CMS that accepts the API key, I just don't know what happens after Submit, where everything goes, and what will happen when we implement Akismet."

His response was this question:
"[is] it to be part of a Javascript submit or on the back end?"

Do you have an answer to this question? I'm not a developer so I don't know how to respond.
admin replied on at Permalink Reply
Anyone have thoughts on my last question?