Lunacy Unleashed

Notes from the field in the War on Spam

Bad Behavior 2 Update

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I’m finally making progress on getting Bad Behavior 2 debugged and in some sort of releasable shape. I was hoping to have it ready by now, but I had computer problems earlier in the week and spent most of a day and night working that out.

So I’ll be spending this weekend and probably Christmas Day working on Bad Behavior 2. Such is my life.

This is the third in a series of updates on the roadmap to Bad Behavior 2, the next major version of the Web’s premier link spam killer for PHP-based sites of all types.

The Bad Behavior API and callback layers are complete; the core code is now completely independent of the host application, which should make it much easier to port to other PHP-based systems. As proof of concept I’m developing an ExpressionEngine extension, in addition to the traditional WordPress plugin and MediaWiki extension. Other platforms should be able to get on board pretty quickly.

The first pre-release code should be out sometime this weekend, sleep and cash flow permitting. Those of you who are porting to other platforms will be able to work from this codebase with minimal or no changes through the final 2.0 release.

Remember, Bad Behavior is a user-driven project. If you feel that Bad Behavior has been useful to you and want to support its continued development, feel free to send along your holiday wishes. Yes, I know ’tis the season to max out the credit cards. Still, providing you with software that worries about spam so you don’t have to is what I do. And without your support, I’ll have to go do something else. (Thanks again to those of you who already contributed!)

December 23, 2005 - Posted by | Bad Behavior, Blog Spam, Spam, WordPress, WordPress 2.0,


  1. (Thanks again to those of you who already contributed!)
    You’re welcome.

    Comment by VxJasonxV | December 24, 2005

  2. Hey, what are you doing here? You don’t even run WordPress!

    Comment by Michael Hampton | December 24, 2005

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