Email notifications of spammed comment on groupblog
I received four email notifications tonight, and I'm not sure why I received them and, whether others have received them. I wonder whether they are related to some of the changes made related to Gina's issue today on the CAC. Original emails attached here
#1 Updated by Boone Gorges almost 3 years ago
- Subject changed from Spam email notifications to Email notifications of spammed comment on groupblog
- Assignee changed from Boone Gorges to Raymond Hoh
"BLOCKED BY STBV" comes from a plugin Simple Trackback Validation that is network-activated on the Commons.
Obviously, spammed comments should not be generating email notifications. It could be that there's a connection between this and recent spam-related issues, but this appears to be a different kind of problem - instead of double-triggering of activity notifications, it's the generation of activity for spammed comments.
#4 Updated by Raymond Hoh almost 3 years ago
- Status changed from Assigned to In Progress
- Target version set to 1.14.8
I have a feeling we need to patch up the BP Include Non Member Comments plugin to only allow regular comments to be recorded into the activity stream.
I'm deploying this as a hotfix to production, but I'm unsure if this will 100% address the issue. This is theoretical at the moment as I haven't had time to generate trackbacks on a groupblog for testing.
Let's keep an eye on this for the next few days.
These issues have popped up due to the introduction to reply to groupblog comments via email (#8225), which in turn required changes to BP Groupblog and unbeknownst to me at the time, affected the BP Include Non Member Comments plugin (#10800) and how it interacts with the group activity stack and group email notifications.