Great Blog Engine, how do I stop all the spam???

Feb 17, 2011 at 8:16 AM

The heading pretty well says it all.

Cheers,

Mike.

Coordinator
Feb 17, 2011 at 8:35 AM

If you haven't turned on Recaptcha yet, that is a good idea.  The Akismet Filter extension and Stop Forum Spam extensions help too.  A recent blog post on some of this.

Recaptcha helps protect against bots.  There are still people who are manually leaving spam.  Akismet and Stop Forum Spam help with that, as those services are tracking spammers across the internet.

A 3rd option would be to turn on Disqus, and let them handle your comments.  That's an option in the control panel.

Feb 17, 2011 at 4:44 PM
Edited Feb 17, 2011 at 4:44 PM

Remove the "Powered by" in the master page.

Feb 17, 2011 at 9:15 PM

Why does removing the "Powered by" item in the master page reduce comment spam? Is it something that spammers scan for?

Feb 17, 2011 at 11:36 PM

Yes, they look for :

"powered by blogengine.net" + "notify me when new comments are added"

"powered by blogengine.net" "notify me when new comments are added" iphone

happy "notify me when new comments are added" "powered by blogengine.net"

"powered by blogengine.net" "notify me when new comments are added" iphone 2g

"powered by blogengine.net" "notify me when new comments are added" 

"notify me when new comments are added" "powered by blogengine.net" 

coasta rica "notify me when new comments are added" "powered by blogengine.net"

etc.

Feb 18, 2011 at 6:27 AM

Hi,

If my opinion count, if youre BE is for Personal Purposes follow Ben idea Mike.

If youre BE is for Comercial Purposes follow the other idea.

I dont like the idea of removing " Powered By " ... If BE is an Open Source Project why Remove the " Author " ?

 

Cheers !

Feb 18, 2011 at 1:36 PM

Just replace "Powered by BlogEngine.Net" by "BlogEngine.Net"

 

Feb 19, 2011 at 4:49 AM

Nice Move dmichaud :-)

Cheers !

Feb 23, 2011 at 9:33 PM

Thanks guys, I must have my email alerts turned off, I thought you were all ignoring me L

I kind of gathered that those mindless bot builders were targeting BlogEngine, they need to get a real life and use their powers for good. If there are any spammers or virus builders listening, 99% of the people on this forum could probably do better job of it if they wanted. My mother said to me when I was a young punk and had said to her, “I am a great driver, I can go around corners with the wheels screeching” she answered, “So can I!” think about it.

Anyway thanks for your help I will run with dmichaud80’s to begin with and see how it goes.

Thanks again,

Mike.

Feb 23, 2011 at 9:52 PM

Also, how do I turn Recaptcha, I am using version 1.5.0.7

Feb 25, 2011 at 3:45 AM

Hi Mike,

In 1.5 i dont know, im using 2.0 but well ...

You log in as admin and then goto extensions list. Then you can enable.

This on 2.0 as i said on 1.5 i dont know.

Good Luck

Oct 16, 2011 at 4:36 PM

 

For AlenCoder

Do I see spam here?  :)

Feb 20, 2012 at 7:03 PM

captcha is a must if you don't want to get your blog spammed like crazy. Also, have your blog moderated. Removing "powered by" is a waste of time