Stopping spam comments in WP big problem for me

by nuc63
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What plugins are available to stop WP from showing the html links of the spammers and just show name and comment?
#big #comments #problem #spam #stopping
  • Profile picture of the author Cardsearch
    I found that Bad Behavior had stopped access to my WP site in the past 7 days. Is this legal? I realize that they supposedly stop spam but am not familiar with them and my sales on the site have decreased to 0.
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    • Profile picture of the author nuc63
      Originally Posted by Cardsearch View Post

      I found that Bad Behavior had stopped access to my WP site in the past 7 days. Is this legal? I realize that they supposedly stop spam but am not familiar with them and my sales on the site have decreased to 0.
      Not sure what you mean by bad behavior
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      • Profile picture of the author genietoast
        Wordpress usually gives you Askimet plugin to use, but I found another one that works really well called G.A.S.P. from the blog Grow Map. It's free.
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        • Profile picture of the author xrvel
          Code:
          http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-nofollow-post/
          It can remove links on comment AND add nofollow to your external links on post.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Barboza
    Use Facebook Comment plugin
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  • Profile picture of the author LooseChange
    I've found that even if you remove the links, spammers will just put their text link in the body of the comment. It's sad but I've gotten to the point that Ijust turn comments off on most of my blogs.
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  • Profile picture of the author Abledragon
    I find that Bad Behavior and Akismet together are very effective at stopping spam, particularly if you set up an account at HoneyPot and add the http:BLAccess key (which Bad Behavior supports).

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    • Profile picture of the author nuc63
      I have been testing plugins from comments etc and plugin Comments Cleaner seems to be the winner. Thanks for everyones feedback


      Comments Cleaner
      This plugin removes all HTML tags, BBCode tags and links from added comments.
      Version 1.1.3 | By Daniel Frużyński | Visit plugin site

      all my comments arrive like the following, no links just comments, most are spam but some are posted.
      Author : (IP: )
      E-mail : email
      URL :
      Whois : whois
      Comment:
      are you on linkedin?
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  • Profile picture of the author Christian Little
    I usually use Akismet, which works pretty well at blocking most scrapebox comments. When add in a captcha plugin and you will wipe out about 99% of all spam comments.
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  • Profile picture of the author AFI
    The plugin that comes default with WordPress will stop them all.....Akismet. Problem solved.
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  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    Originally Posted by nuc63 View Post

    What plugins are available to stop WP from showing the html links of the spammers and just show name and comment?
    Honestly, if they ARE spam comments... why on the earth would you like to keep them in on your blog, even with disabled links???

    Do you think a huge number of spam comments would create the impression that your blog is an "active/interactive" place?
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  • Profile picture of the author dking1
    I have found AKISMET very good and useful, it stops spam comment
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    • Profile picture of the author bretski
      I just require that all comments be approved so I have zero spam comments on my site. Of course, I have a total of zero comment all together on my sites because I don't get anything other than spam comments!
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