Bug #2673


Spam Registration

Added by Matt Gold about 9 years ago. Updated over 8 years ago.

Priority name:
Dominic Giglio
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WordPress (misc)
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Hi All --

I noticed a spam registrant on the Commons today. It appears not to use a CUNY email address (at least at the moment) and it is associated with Tony P's blog. I've attached a screenshot. Please let me know whether you have any ideas about how this happened.


Actions #1

Updated by Boone Gorges about 9 years ago

There are a number of users with facebook_ user names:* Needs more investigation, but I'm guessing this is related to the Social plugin, which may be creating local users when someone leaves a comment using a social networking logic. If you see more users like this come through, please do not mark them as spam without talking to me first. They probably are not spam.

Dom - could you see what you could do about testing this hypothesis? Look at that listing of users, and the blogs they're associated with. Then, cross-reference with a list of blogs running the Social plugin. If there's a match, please see if you can easily identify how and where Social is doing this, and if there's a way to disable it. If not, feel free to touch base back here to see if I have any more brilliant ideas :)

Actions #2

Updated by Dominic Giglio about 9 years ago

U got it. :-)

Actions #3

Updated by Boone Gorges about 9 years ago

  • Target version set to Not tracked
Actions #4

Updated by Boone Gorges over 8 years ago

  • Status changed from Assigned to Rejected
  • Target version deleted (Not tracked)

Since this hasn't recurred in some time, I think we're OK to close this. If it comes up again, we'll dig further into the Social theory suggested above.


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