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Guestbook Spamming

Postby Chris » Wed Feb 18, 2004 10:48 pm

You know Lufia World's guestbook? Well, it was hit by loads of spam over the last two months. The spam was made up of short comments and links to porn/adult sites.

I was so mad with this when I saw the guestbook today, I considered closing it.

But I'd be letting the spammers win!

I took a deep breath and looked through the guestbook's PHP code. I deleted odd bits of it in the hope of preventing people from posting their homepage's URL. And it worked!

The only problem is this - I ended up having to delete every single post, so none of the guestbook posts had homepage links.

So basically - the spammer has been banned from the guestbook. And linking to your homepage (or in the case of one person, their favourite porn sites) has been taken down.

Now, the guestbook is empty.

Do any of you feel like starting it off again? :lol:

Guestbook URL: http://dynamic5.gamespy.com/~lufia/guestbook/

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Postby Chris » Sun Feb 22, 2004 10:46 am

It looks like my little code altering didn't destroy the guestbook; the spam seems to have stopped. Great! :)

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Postby Phil » Sun Feb 22, 2004 11:32 am

Shame you can't have mods in guestbook lol
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Postby Chris » Wed Feb 25, 2004 10:57 pm

Feel free to post in the guestbook again... I broke it and deleted the six or so entries in it! Sorry! I'll not play with the MySQL tables like that again!

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Postby Phil » Thu Feb 26, 2004 4:56 pm

I have - check it out - it should be up in about 2 weeks - only joking
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