[geeklog-devel] Interview with a comment spammer

Vincent Furia vfuria at gmail.com
Tue Feb 1 16:43:55 EST 2005

If the code is already written, and is still usable after the recent
updates, I see no reason not to use it.  But if it looks like too much
trouble to forward port let me know and I can take a look at it.


On Tue, 1 Feb 2005 22:28:43 +0100, Dirk Haun <dirk at haun-online.de> wrote:
> FYI: <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/01/31/link_spamer_interview/>
> Nothing too surprising here.
> However, this part:
> | They usually target comments to old posts, so they won't show up to
> | people reading the latest ones, though search engine spiders will spot
> | them and index them.
> ... reminded me that I have here a half-finished patch that automatically
> blocks comments to stories after a certain time, provided by a Geeklog
> user. So, after say, 14 days, users can't comment on a story any more,
> but the admin still can.
> That patch actually worked but there was a problem with the permissions
> for the admin override (a poll admin should be able to post a comment on
> a poll, etc.). And, of course, it was against the old code, before
> Vinny's recent changes.
> Vinny, should I dig it out and/or contact the submitter? Or is this
> something you'd be interested to do yourself?
> bye, Dirk
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