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  • 22 posts
      Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years Has referred 500+ members Located in Austria Has collected 10+ items on Envato Market
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    Forum thread by TheBuckmaker

    Lots of spam comments

    I notice lots of spam in the item comments today. How about just deleting users that leave spam for Via…, Lo…. Vuitt.. etc.?

    I think this would be faster and more comfortable for everybody than manually reporting comments as spam and mods removing them manually.

    By using a keyword filter you could quickly discover newly registered users that do nothng but leave spam.

  • 3 posts
      Has sold $1,000+ on Envato Market Has collected 100+ items on Envato Market Located in Belgium Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
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    Forum thread by TheGlitched

    Themeforest Spam Comments

    This is my first post on the forums so let me introduce myself;

    My name is Glenn Engelen and I’m a long time member of the envato marketplaces. I recently became an author and uploaded one theme to themeforest.

    It’s now up for a 3 days but I’m getting a lot spam messages on the comments. I always report the spam messages but I’m starting to feel sorry for the staff that I bother with these reports…

    Is it normal that I receive like 2/3 spam messages a day? Do you report these messages or do the staff automatically remove them?

    I’m looking forward to upload more themes and getting to know the community better.

  • 126 posts
      Has referred 1+ members Has sold $100+ on Envato Market Has been a beta tester for an Envato feature Has collected 10+ items on Envato Market
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    Forum thread by n-media

    Block Spam Comments on WordPress?

    Hi Talented TF Developers!

    Any one can tell me how to block spam comments on a WordPress website? I have tried some plugins and added captcha as well but they keep coming :( Please help me out, I hope you guys have better ideas?

    Thanks much!

  • 252 posts
      Has referred 50+ members Has sold $125,000+ on Envato Market Has collected 10+ items on Envato Market Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
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    Forum thread by der

    (Locked) Spam in Product's Comments ?

    Is it me, or are there any other authors receiving spam comments in the product pages ? This is pretty annoying…

  • 491 posts
      Has referred 1000+ members Has sold $250,000+ on Envato Market Has collected 10+ items on Envato Market Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
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    Forum thread by pixelentity

    [Authors] Anyone getting comments spam - "Email me to buy this item"?

    Hey,

    Has anyone got spam on their item comments like this? Found some and reported it this morning but just trying to work out if its only targeted at us or is happening to others also.

    IF ANYONE WANT TO BUY THIS ITEM THEN EMAIL ME AT::-

    ASIFAH*@GMAIL.COM Our latest WP theme title here ONLY @ $20

  • 143 posts World Director
      Has referred 1+ members Has sold $250,000+ on Envato Market Has collected 50+ items on Envato Market Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
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    Forum thread by dedalx

    How to deal with abnormal smapping users that spam in comments?

    We got serious problems from one of our customers. User bought one of our theme and for some reason he can’t configure it correctly (he got some problems from external plugin Visual Composer that we provided with theme for free). He contacted our support staff with this issue in our ticket system. We don’t provide support for not our plugins and suggest users to contact plugin developers, but we made a exclusion and tryed to help this user – we asked for admin panel access and site url to check user issue. Instead of give access user swear us and our theme and does not provide any details to check issue, then he said that he submitted refund request. Now this user post to our theme comments on Themeforest multiple times with lie and theatening that he will spam again and again that our theme does not work and that we don’t provide any support, etc. He already gives us 1 star rating to theme. (Users who got refund still can give 1 star rating to you and this is very strange. Any competitors can bought your theme 10 times, gives you 10×1 star rating and then REFUND all money!)

    Please help us with this strange user! Because Themeforest does not provide any things to help authors with users like this.

    Summary – user bought theme, got refund (for working theme!), gives 1 star rating, use theme for free AND KEEP SPAMMING everywhere that we are from hell! And say that he never stop doing this! This is crazy!

    I already submitted a ticket #EXV-210-96601, maybe some of TF support can help us to get answer quickly?

  • 347 posts Gambit
      Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years Has referred 10+ members Has sold $75,000+ on Envato Market and is now an Elite Author Has collected 100+ items on Envato Market
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    Forum comment by bfintal

    It's time to add 1 + 1 = ? to the comments form.

    Yea I got maybe around 6 spam comments already in the past few days.. really annoying.

    How about if a user gets a lot of reported comments (spam comments) in a day or two (maybe 3 reported comments), he can’t comment anymore and would need to contact support to validate his… humanity?

    The spam comments I got had a lot of URLs and dollar signs, maybe that can be a temporary back-end comment filter for the meantime

  • 3429 posts
      Has referred 1000+ members Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market Has collected 100+ items on Envato Market Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
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    Forum comment by sevenspark Envato team

    (Locked) Who is this?

    Please continue to report spam comments to support – they’re on it! :) http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/lots-of-spam-comments/41687?page=1#400241

    The user has been disabled so I’m going to lock this now, as there are other threads regarding the spam issue.

  • 126 posts
      Has referred 1+ members Has sold $100+ on Envato Market Has been a beta tester for an Envato feature Has collected 10+ items on Envato Market
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    Forum comment by n-media

    Block Spam Comments on WordPress?

    Well, you kinda have two choices:

    1. Deal with spam filtering manually (FREE solution ;) )

    2. Pay to have Akismet handle it

    Automatic spam filtering works by collectively monitoring all sites using the filtering software – since they have to pay for all the server bandwidth and processing that it takes to effectively filter spam for you, it makes sense that this is a paid service – it’s not just a standalone plugin that runs solely on your server – it’s the network of sites that makes it valuable, and centralizing that information and processing is expensive.

    If you don’t want to deal with spam, paying Akismet is worth it.

    Depending on the CAPTCHA plugin, it may not be blocking direct hits to the comment submission URL. I’ve been using Conditional CAPTCHA for WordPress, and found that it cut down on about 95% of the spam comments I was getting. Maybe try that one.

    Another option would be to use something like Disqus.

    Good luck!

    Awesome response! Thanks :) I am going to try this out: Conditional CAPTCHA for WordPress And Disquis yes have seen that, will it block 100% spam without any other plugin needed? I know it requires to register or login with social networks.

    Reason I cant use paid service is that, I have 2 clients want to stop this and they don’t want to pay for that at this moment. And I am sincere to them and trying to find a solution to their problem.

    Please comment about about the above question I mentioned regarding Disquis. Thanks much!

  • 751 posts
      Has been part of the Envato Community for over 5 years Has referred 1+ members Has collected 10+ items on Envato Market Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
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    Forum comment by CyberShot

    help with htaccess file

    I am reading a tutorial from WpTuts that says you can help stop spam by disabling access to the wp-comments.php file by adding this code to your htaccess file

    
    
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_METHOD} POST
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} .wp-comments-post.php*
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !.*yourdomainname.* [OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^$
    RewriteRule (.*) ^http://%{REMOTE_ADDR}/$ [R=301,L]
    </IfModule>
    
    If I look in the htaccess file, some of this is already in there or says something else. So should one just add the lines that aren’t in the file or change them? Here is the link to the tut http://wp.tutsplus.com/tutorials/security/6-easy-and-efficient-ways-to-combat-spam-comments/
  • 3429 posts
      Has referred 1000+ members Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market Has collected 100+ items on Envato Market Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
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    Forum comment by sevenspark Envato team

    Block Spam Comments on WordPress?

    Well, you kinda have two choices:

    1. Deal with spam filtering manually (FREE solution ;) )

    2. Pay to have Akismet handle it

    Automatic spam filtering works by collectively monitoring all sites using the filtering software – since they have to pay for all the server bandwidth and processing that it takes to effectively filter spam for you, it makes sense that this is a paid service – it’s not just a standalone plugin that runs solely on your server – it’s the network of sites that makes it valuable, and centralizing that information and processing is expensive.

    If you don’t want to deal with spam, paying Akismet is worth it.

    Depending on the CAPTCHA plugin, it may not be blocking direct hits to the comment submission URL. I’ve been using Conditional CAPTCHA for WordPress, and found that it cut down on about 95% of the spam comments I was getting. Maybe try that one.

    Another option would be to use something like Disqus.

    Good luck!

  • 126 posts
      Has referred 1+ members Has sold $100+ on Envato Market Has been a beta tester for an Envato feature Has collected 10+ items on Envato Market
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    Forum comment by n-media

    Block Spam Comments on WordPress?

    How about anti captcha: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/anti-captcha/

    Thanks, will this stop sending spam comments notifications on email as well? I used another plugin which filters comments but still was sending spam comments on email.

  • 203 posts
      Has referred 100+ members Has sold $40,000+ on Envato Market Has been a beta tester for an Envato feature Has collected 10+ items on Envato Market
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    Forum comment by biyanpasau

    Block Spam Comments on WordPress?


    How about anti captcha: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/anti-captcha/
    Thanks, will this stop sending spam comments notifications on email as well? I used another plugin which filters comments but still was sending spam comments on email.

    I never received any mail from that plugin.

  • 327 posts just a random dude...
      Has referred 1+ members Has sold $125,000+ on Envato Market Has been a beta tester for an Envato feature Has collected 100+ items on Envato Market
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    Forum comment by trendyWebStar

    Lots of spam comments

    I noticed a major number of spam, i had 5 spam comments yesterday :S i’m just saying :)

  • 1276 posts
      Has referred 100+ members Has sold $40,000+ on Envato Market Has collected 10+ items on Envato Market Member of the Envato Team
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    Forum comment by ChristineWilde Envato team

    It's time to add 1 + 1 = ? to the comments form.

    This spam is getting ridiculous now! I’ve reported at least 20 spam comments on 1 item alone. They seem to target all the front page items.

    I like the idea of a new badge too! :)

  • 293 posts
      Has referred 200+ members Has sold $10,000+ on Envato Market Has collected 10+ items on Envato Market Contributed a free file of the month
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    Forum comment by amatyr4n

    Lots of spam comments

    I was browsing to see themes that exist/featured in the home page.. guess what? its amazed me that in every comments section of each item there is several chance (maybe 99% if the item is featured in home page) I see spam comments. Within this few minutes only, I reported more than 20+ spams! wow :))

  • 1778 posts
      Has referred 10+ members Has sold $1,000+ on Envato Market Has been a beta tester for an Envato feature Has collected 100+ items on Envato Market
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    Forum comment by SamBerson

    Spam from Fellow-Authors

    I had some spam comments on my items from a new user, and flagged the comments, which were later removed.

  • 1950 posts Do the Needful
      Has referred 10+ members Has sold $125,000+ on Envato Market Has collected 10+ items on Envato Market Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years
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    Forum comment by JamiGibbs

    (Locked) SPAM Attack

    It’s been discussed and support is working on it. :)

    http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/lots-of-spam-comments/41687

  • 252 posts
      Has referred 50+ members Has sold $125,000+ on Envato Market Has collected 10+ items on Envato Market Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
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    Forum comment by der

    (Locked) Spam in Product's Comments ?

    Is it me, or are there any other authors receiving spam comments in the product pages ? This is pretty annoying…

  • 2445 posts
      Has referred 100+ members Has sold $100+ on Envato Market Has been a beta tester for an Envato feature Has collected 10+ items on Envato Market
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    Forum comment by digitalimpact

    Big attack on Wordpress sites

    Noticed just a slight increase in spam comments and contact form submissions.

    Cloudflare is GOLD!

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