Posts Tagged ‘Akismet’

Continue On Fighting Spams

Posted on January 2007 at about 10:28 PM by hwa

Remember the fighting spams article i wrote the other day? So far my spam forces are doing well, they reduced the spam a bit and my wp-comments-post.php not as flooded as last time.

However today i read something from Lorelle VanFossen’s blog where she talk a little bit about Bad Behavior, the following quote makes me want to install Bad Behavior:

Bad Behavior is a unique comment spam fighter. It’s goal is similar to Akismet and Spam Karma, but Bad Behavior stops known comment spammers from even getting into the door of your blog. It turns them away before they get a chance to post by testing IP addresses and other criteria to determine if they are human or machine, and shoots down the machines and known enemies of blogs.

Yes i need something like that, a first layer defend, a spam fighter that will stop spams even before it touch my wp-comments-post.php. 😈

What Is FlatPress?

Posted on January 2007 at about 5:00 PM by hwa

I remember that few years back, where people just get to know PHP, and CGI was still ruling the internet, back at that time many web application was using a very special kind of primitive database, called flat-file database.

A flat-file database is a kind of database that is made from text, mean that you can open and see what is inside the database by using any text editor, there’s no complicated SQL command or whatever, just a simple text file, and all your data are stored into this text file. Well, basically that’s the idea.

But of course there’s a drawback with flat-file, a major one is flat-file database is extremely slow.

So what is FlatPress? FlatPress is a version of WordPress that doesn’t require any MySQL database, it use flat-file database to store data. This could be very useful if you are looking for an economic web hosting plan, or you can even find a free web hosting to host your WordPress as long as it support PHP.

According to NoWhereMan, the FlatPress developer, only the simplest plugin will work with FlatPress, however Akismet and some simple theme will still work with FlatPress.

Fighting Spams

Posted on January 2007 at about 10:53 PM by hwa

Spam really drive me crazy! 😑 Few days ago my host sent me an email telling that my wp-comments-post.php is under attack, the server was flooded and they have to CHMOD it to 000, causing visitors unable to comment in my blog. Out of desperation and frustration i installed Spam Karma 2. 😑

Actually before this i already have Akismet, and it’s doing a great job in fighting spams, Akismet filtered almost all of my spams, since i install Akismet until now, only a few spams get through Akismet, this is good, but i need more than that. 😑

Although Akismet filtered the spams, however my wp-comments-post.php still get flooded, this is because Akismet only let the spam goes into moderate mode, it doesn’t really stop the spam from coming in. So i went out and search for more.

Now i’m inviting Spam Karma 2 to join my forces, hoping that it will help me to fight spams, and yes my spam did reduced, now everyday i receive around ten spams or more, this is very good. But i want the spam to be stopped once and for all, not giving it a single chance to touch my wp-comments-post.php.

I’m still observing whether the spammers still flooding my wp-comments-post.php or not, hopefully it’s not, but if yes, then i will invite more into my forces and by then let’s see who will win this time! 😈

More Spams Than Ever!!

Posted on December 2006 at about 2:34 AM by hwa

Recently i had been getting more and more spam than ever, before this it was only like 100 spams per day, but now i get more then 300 spams, and just now i cleared all the spams caught by Akismet, after two hours i’m getting another 72 spams!! 😑

Akismet is doing fine in catching all the spams in my blog, but these spammer just hammering my server too much! Look at the statistic by SlimStat below, they are just keep on sending spams to wp-comments-post.php every minute every second!! 😑

SlimStat statistic
Spammers should just die!!!

However i found out that i’m not the only one who experience this problem, there are many other people also having the same problem too, especially Mark who has been really pissed of by these spam floods. πŸ˜†

PS: I get another 30 spams after i finished writing this post, DAMN!!! 😑