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Protect Against "Fake" Blogs? (9 posts)

  1. hhuskies
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    I think I am starting to get more sign ups for "fake" blogs. Basically, people just making blogs to get their link on my site. I am noticing blog names like: might467, make467, etc...

    Is there any way I can start to run a filter, and block blogs like this? What has been the easiest way to protect against spam/fake blogs for you.

    I get around 10 of these a day that I delete, and I would like to find a way to really get rid of them!

  2. Bike
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Everybody wants that :)
    The good thing is that it has been discussed many times, so you can pick your favourite method.

    Search the forum for splogs, spam or sh*tlist.

  3. miteshashar
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    1st thing i wud suggest is install wpmu-captcha...
    get it from http://wpmudevorg.wordpress.com
    it'll reduce ur splogs to a great extent...
    also i have a plugin ready for the splogs not to appear on ur homepage/main blog until u approve them....or else just mark them spam thru the plugin directly...
    i need to fine tune it a bit and then i'll be soon launching it...

  4. hhuskies
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Thank you for the thoughts! I will definitely start searching for those keywords, and install that plugin. I just didn't know exactly what these spam blogs were called!

  5. hhuskies
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    I tried the WPMU Captcha for sign-ups, but when I installed it, the images wouldn't show up. Have you run into this problem before?

  6. andrea_r
    Moderator
    Posted 15 years ago #

    I switched my setup to moderated signups.
    http://wpmututorials.com/hacks/how-to-moderate-signups/

  7. hhuskies
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Thanks. I will look into that. It would probably be a better option for me anyways, as I only get about 1-2 REAL new signups per day.

  8. andrea_r
    Moderator
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Email me if you get stuck. :)

  9. hhuskies
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    I will andrea_r! Thanks!

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