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August 19
Preventing Blog Spam, Part IV
So here I go again, attempting to find creative ways to prevent spambots from slamming my blog with junk postings.  A number of people have complained about the my removing anonymous access from the Comments list and since I still haven't had time to create a Captcha custom field type, I'm trying Mo Omar's method of using a required date field in the Comments list. 
 
We'll see how it goes...since I'm heading out to get my hunting license today, I feel I should lobby for an open season on spammers.  That should be legal, shouldn't it?
 
 

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The solution is there

Hi,
I've created a solution for this problem. You can look at my "No Blog Comment Spam" on my blog http://www.hezser.de/blog/Lists/Beitraege/Post.aspx?ID=104.
System Account on 8/20/2008 1:46 AM

Not a Good Solution

Executing SQL statements directly against your SharePoint database is a VERY BAD IDEA.  There are other ways to achieve this via the object model that do not require direct access to the database.
Eric Shupps on 8/20/2008 8:25 AM

Use the CKS:EBE and Akismet to prevent spam!

Dude, time to apply the CKS:EBE to your site. It has integration with Akismet, which should suppress 99% of the spam.
System Account on 8/21/2008 3:16 AM

Check out Akimiset

Check out how SubText does it... Akimiset allows me to have zero CAPTCHA and no login... and I only see about 2-4 spam posts per week... and that's a bad week.
System Account on 8/21/2008 3:10 PM

Akismet

Akismet is a great idea but there is no way to integrate that with an existing SharePoint list.  If someone would create a custom field type and release it as a .wsp I'd be happy to install it. 

CKS:EBE won't work because they don't offer the features individually - I'm already using a custom site definition for this blog that matches the branding on the parent site.  CKS is an all-or-nothing proposition and that won't work for me.
Eric Shupps on 8/21/2008 3:18 PM

re: Not a Good Solution

Hi Eric,
I am not using any SQL statements against the SharePoint Databases. The only problem is, that the application pool account does not have the required permissions on 4 stored procedures. You can not store data in the PropertyBag of SPWebApplication.
That sounds like a bug to me.

René
System Account on 8/22/2008 9:06 AM

Re: Preventing Blog Spam, Part IV

How's the required date field coming along? Has it worked? It would be good to know if it has, fingers crossed :)
System Account on 8/30/2008 8:59 PM

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