Spam in my comments


#1

I’ve started to get problems with my rails site, I’ve had loads of
comments containing stuff like this…

http://pastie.org/343379

What can I do (have taken the site down for now).

I’m after a really simple solution, can i just do some clever validation
to fail this cr&p?

I don’t really want to implement captcha or the like if I can avoid it.

Site is down for now until I figure a solution, please let me know if
you can help?

Thanks,

BB.


#2

You might use negative captchas, require login, common captchas, the
askimet web service, there are plenty of ways to avoid spamming :slight_smile:

Maurício Linhares
http://alinhavado.wordpress.com/ (pt-br) | http://blog.codevader.com/
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On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 7:39 PM, bingo bob


#3

OK but what about just validation statements in the models?

Can I do it like that, maybe screening for some regex’s ?


#4

For what? A link?

Your user could paste a link.

There’s no easy way to tell that a comment is a spam (you would need a
tool to perform analysis on the comment content to mark it as spam,
that’s exactly what tools like Askimet do).

Maurício Linhares
http://alinhavado.wordpress.com/ (pt-br) | http://blog.codevader.com/
(en)

On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 7:42 PM, bingo bob


#5

acts_as_snook is great for capturing stuff like that:
http://github.com/rsl/acts_as_snook

Ryan B.
Freelancer
http://frozenplague.net


#6

superb, thanks! I put Snook in place. Looks great.

bb