Welcome to Geeklog Wednesday, April 26 2017 @ 11:20 pm EDT

Dear Profile Spammers ...

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To whoever created those step-by-step instructions on how to add your website link on each of the 50 High Page Rank Authority sites:

  1. Thanks for listing us as a "High Rank Authority site" (whatever that's supposed to mean).
  2. Forget about spamming us.

All profiles are under review and anything that looks remotely spammy will be banned. Stop wasting your money (for paying people in East Asia to spam us) and our time.

Sincerely,
The Geeklog Team

CAPTCHAs and Geeklog - Another tool for combating spam bots?

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There has been a lot of discussion here recently regarding strange users registering on my site. There have been several potential solutions discussed as well. One of the solutions discussed is to use CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart) to prevent spam bots from registering on your site. To address this need, I have released gl-captcha-1.0, a CAPTCHA implementation for Geeklog utilizing the custom registration feature.

gl-captcha-1.0 is a combination of the previous beta releases and contains both the dynamic and static image support. This version also supports the use of a language file and improvements to the memberdetail.thtml template to allow users to refresh the CAPTCHA image and to email the administrator if having difficulties registering.

Fighting Trackback spam, round 2

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Three months ago, we released an update for Geeklog's Trackback handling that stopped Trackback spam by simply checking if the site in the Trackback URL was actually linking to your site. At least one spammer has now figured out how to circumvent that check and so it's time for the next round ...

Yet another update for Geeklog's lib-trackback.php is now available for download. This is a drop-in replacement for the lib-trackback.php of all Geeklog 1.4.0 releases (up to and including 1.4.0sr5-1).

Note: The download link was still pointing to the old file. If you downloaded it before September 15th, 2006 2 PM EDT, please download it again to get the correct version!