No more WordPress comment SPAM

So until today I was getting about 20 to 30 spam comments per day. It really annoyed me, so I started looking for a spam keyword list for WordPress (or just a damn plain word list to copy/paste in WordPress).
So just tumpling to my WordPress admin, in Options/Discussions, I came upon the Common spam words link. I must say a decent list resides there, but … almoust useless. To small for all the spam words used today.

In the same page (on website), I found a reference to a certain module for WordPress, named Akismet. I must say it’s amazing.

Just a single php file (akismet.php), that you need to upload in your WordPress path at the /wp-content/plugins/ directory. Then make an account at and get an API key (sent in your mail after you confirm the account and your e-mail).

Then just activate your module, and enter the sent API key.

What this plugin does, is that it actually learnes from you. You mark what comment you want, as spam, and the plugin learns from the words and user information in that comment.

After just 10 or 15 marked comments by me, with vi.gra, tra.adol, ci.lis, diaz.pam, blo.job and other spam keywords, it actually scannes and finds 100% of spam comments.

It’s a GREAT addition to every moderatly/heavy commented blog, and it saved me lots of usefull minutes each day.

Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web serivce to see if they look like spam or not. You need a API key to use this service. You can review the spam it catches under “Manage” and it automatically deletes old spam after 15 days.

For many people, Akismet will greatly reduce or even completely eliminate the comment and trackback spam you get on your site. If one does happen to get through, simply mark it as “spam” on the moderation screen and Akismet will learn from the mistakes. If you don’t have a account yet, you can get one at

Moving out

These couple of days, i’m moving with my home, so i will barely have time to write, or to answer mails, check forums etc.

At the other location i don’t have an internet connection yet, but i will have in a matter of days/weeks.

If anybody wants to get a hold on me, just use the mobile phone, that God entrusted you with. :)

Invision User Reputation System (mod)

I’ve been searching for an Invision User Reputation, Vbulletin alike mod all over. I always wanted what Vbulletin has to offer to it’s users.

Well the 2.1.x Invision User Reputation system is finally here.

It’s exactly as the Vbulletin Reputation system, and it’s GREAT. It has astonishing features :

Users gain and lose reputation based on how their posts are scored by other forum participants. Users with the ability to affect reputation, will either give or take aways points by approving or disapproving with a post’s content.

All of the factors that affect a user’s reputation score are found in the User Reputation section of the MANAGER page and the TOOLS & SETTINGS page. Please view that section of the manual for more information on controlling how users are able to affect another user’s reputation.

Basically, you can review anybody’s post and give them a “positive” or negative” rating, as well as a short review, if you wish. You can’t review the same persons post more than once unless you review 10 other people.

These are the settings they’ve got:

  • For every X number of days, users gain 1 point of reputation-altering power – set at 365 days. ie. every year you are a member you get one extra point of reputation power.
  • For every X number of posts, users gain 1 point of reputation-altering power – set at 1000.
  • For every X points of reputation, users gain 1 point of reputation-altering power – set at 100
  • How many posts must a user have before his reputation hits count on others – set at 50
  • How much reputation must a user have before his reputation hits count on others – set at 5 (the default reputation everybody starts with is 5 so your opinions count immediately)
  • How many reputation clicks can a user give over each 24 hour period? Administrators are exempt from this limit – set at 10
  • How many different users must you give reputation to before you can hit the same person again? Administrators are exempt from this limit – set at 10

Invision user reputation system (mod) image previews :

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Invisionize : Thank you!

Later edit : I just found out (he gave me a message) that Alex Firmani is the author of the Vbulletin Reputation system which is included in every newly shipped kit. He runs his own Monetise your site blog. So let’s thank especially him, because without him, we would’ve never had an invision reputation system, or none at all :)

Later edit 2: I installed this Reputation mod over at Seopedia Forum. What i can say : It’s excellent! Just that it missed a critical component : the table in the user control panel, where any user can see his last X given reputation comments.

At this build, only the admins have the ability to see the reputation comments, in the ACP. What’s the point of the comments if the users can’t see them ? I don’t give a rats ass about them, as admin :)Anyway, i made a post on this issue, at Invisionize Forums, and the creator of this mod has agreed with : OK :D. Let’s hope this improvement is coming alive soon.