Tuesday 19 June 2012 7:40:47 am - 4 replies
Just wondering if anyone has also faced the challenge of battling spam in forums where ezxml blocks are used instead of text fields. I'm want to insert rel="nofollow" with all links whether formed like this or www.spamlink.com or spamlink.com.
Its not straightforward since the content is generally rendered through a single template. Any solutions or suggestions?
Tuesday 19 June 2012 8:25:20 pm
It looks like you might consider an extension/template operator which filters/cleans your content and adds the "no follow" value to an anchor tag.
It shouldn't be too hard to construct a template operator with regex (search) and replace methodology.
Then you need to have a template with the content being sent to the template operator and you should get a cleaned (no follows added) XML block
Sunday 24 June 2012 10:25:38 am
Sunday 24 June 2012 10:50:41 am
Quote from Geoff Bentley :
I would take the approach of trying to block spam-bots before they get to your forum.
I wasn't very clear earlier, I have already done that with captcha, there problem I experience are human spammers, registering and then making in-genuine comments with back-links. Additionally there are genuine back-links when people share resources however adding nofollow should provide the disincentive needed to eradicate the former.
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