[Imc-nh-editorial] [Imc-nh-tech] otherpress spam
doabbs at gmail.com
Sat Jun 23 02:06:26 UTC 2007
I support disabling the otherpress section. It can always be
re-enabled if a fix ever presents itself. Any word if spud is aware
of this issue?
On 6/22/07, Rob Wolff <rcwolff at cisunix.unh.edu> wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> The otherpress section has been overrun with spam.
> The "articles," predictably, are advertisements for prescription drugs and
> porn. Because there is no batch deletion option in the editor interface
> for otherpress articles, I'm deleting it directly from the database. I
> hope this is okay. It's literally hundreds of entries.
> This happened because there is no spam filter (the code you have to enter
> to post an article) for the otherpress section, and has been going on for
> some time.
> We should probably consider either figuring out how to put a spam filter
> on otherpress or removing the module entirely. I lean towards the latter,
> because I think otherpress is less used (like the media gallery) and
> putting a spam filter is work I'd rather devote to other tech projects,
> like getting embedded video on the site... but I'll go with consensus.
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