Status: Unresolved

    SPAM-proof the Guestbook

    Issue Number:
    219
    Severity:
    Major
    Description:
    My guestbook again has spam in it. As much as I like getting guestbook entries, i hate spam and any company and its hirelings that resorts to it. there's got to be a way to stop the spam.
    Comments:

    jedion357's picture
    jedion357
    September 14, 2011 - 3:21pm
    funny how they dont hit everyone with the spam.
    I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

    w00t's picture
    w00t
    September 14, 2011 - 5:16pm
    I thought everyone had control over their Guestbook?
    I bet there are more infected users, we just check our GB....

    Ascent's picture
    Ascent
    September 15, 2011 - 12:40pm
    I can delete posts. I just don't want them to begin with. SPAM is advertisement. And when I've been off the site for a while and come back to find SPAM, that means I've been spamming everyone who has wandered into my guestbook for that period of time.
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    jedion357's picture
    jedion357
    September 15, 2011 - 4:06pm
    I don't think that guest books get all that much action; I just got my first entry. But you are right it s annoying. Wonder if its possible to block guest book entries that contain links?
    I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

    TerlObar's picture
    TerlObar
    September 15, 2011 - 4:27pm
    The only guestbook entry I've ever gotten was by Larry.  Definitely spam Foot in mouth.  i.e. I've never had a problem.  I wonder what causes an account to be targeted.
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    Ascent's picture
    Ascent
    September 15, 2011 - 6:58pm
    Good point. For me, that's a total of 5 spams in my guestbook in the last six months.
    View my profile for a list of articles I have written, am writing, will write.
    "It's yo' mama!" —Wicket W. Warrick, Star Wars Ep. VI: Return of the Jedi
    "That guy's wise." —Logray, Star Wars Ep.VI: Return of the Jedi
    Do You Wanna Date My Avatar? - Felicia Day (The Guild)

    jedion357's picture
    jedion357
    September 15, 2011 - 8:05pm
    Ascent wrote:
    Good point. For me, that's a total of 5 spams in my guestbook in the last six months.


    Maybe its the ghost of Will the Missing stalking and spamming you?
    I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

    w00t's picture
    w00t
    September 15, 2011 - 8:37pm
    TerlObar wrote:
    The only guestbook entry I've ever gotten was by Larry.  Definitely spam Foot in mouth.  i.e. I've never had a problem.  I wonder what causes an account to be targeted.
    Heh. I did. ;-)