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mrichter 09-17-2008 11:04 AM


I justg received a comment on one of my coins. As with many of the comments I recieve it was some kind of spam with nonsensical words combined witrh URLs that look suspiscious.

I like the comment feature a lot but I get about 3 times more of this type of comment than I do actual comments about the coin. Is there a way to change the comment feature to give us the choice to accept comments from anyone or limit it to registered users?



rasiel 09-17-2008 04:17 PM

matt, let me try addressing this by putting a captcha on the comments page. if this doesn't work then i'll have the programmers do as you suggest and allow to limit only to signed in users.

please advise,

mrichter 09-17-2008 06:31 PM


I don't know what a captcha is but anything that will stop the goobldygook is fine by me.

I received two of these mtypes of messages today.


rasiel 09-17-2008 06:34 PM

oh, sorry about the technojargon hehe! the captcha is the "enter the code on this box" type of thing you see on many websites. it's now next to any comment so hopefully it'll stem the tide of spammers a bit. if that doesn't work i can have the comment tool remade - which i might end up doing anyway.


Saturninos 09-29-2008 01:48 PM

Wowgold -- Repeated Spams
I have been getting spam inserted as comments on some of my coins for the last couple of weeks. They are all from the same spammer. This is getting through even though I turned off the "allow comment function". I'm getting an average of about 6 to 8 per day. I continue to delete them but I'm wondering if you are already aware of this?

mrichter 09-30-2008 03:24 PM

I was getting about two per day. Yesterday only one. None today. They seem tp hit my gold coins the most.


rasiel 09-30-2008 07:08 PM

ok guys, gimme a couple days to come up with a better solution. sorry the hassle.


Saturninos 10-15-2008 01:03 PM

Wow - Gold -- Repeated Spams
Hi: Repeated spams are still coming through even though I have my comments feature turned off. I just got eleven new one in a matter of minutes. How are they getting through since I have the no comments allowed feature activated? Is there something else that I should be doing to keep them out? Thanks,

rasiel 10-15-2008 01:30 PM

hmmmm... that is indeed concerning. i just spoke to one of the programmers and he will check into it today.

to give a bit of a rundown, this forum is one of the most popular out there. it is not native code to tantalus but simply added on top for the sake of convenience. because it's a very popular program used by many websites it is a juicy target for spammers. user registration happens through the forum even though this is largely behind the scenes. the commenting feature on the coin records should not be tied into the forum code but it might.

rest assured i have this at the top of my to-do list and expect a solution this week.


rasiel 10-16-2008 11:46 AM

the commenting spams problem should be taken care of now. please advise otherwise.


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