Lunacy Unleashed

Notes from the field in the War on Spam

More Bad Behavior verbose logs needed

Last week I asked for people to send in Bad Behavior verbose logs if they had readers from certain countries.

First, I want to say thank you to everyone who sent in logs.

Second, it looks like I need logs from a different set of countries than those originally posted.

If your blog is hosted in any of the following countries, or has readers from these countries, then I need your verbose logs: Belarus, China, Hungary, Iran, Malaysia, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Ukraine.

All data submitted will be held in strict confidence, in encrypted storage, used solely to develop the software, not shared with anyone else, and destroyed within 90 days.

I still also need your verbose logs, regardless of country, if you have previously had problems with people unable to access your blog while at work, but who can reach your site at home when you used Bad Behavior’s strict mode.

To enable verbose logging: Go to Options > Bad Behavior, and tick Verbose logging. Let it collect data for two full business days (Monday-Friday). Then use your web host’s phpMyAdmin to export the log: Select the wp_bad_behavior table, click Export, click SQL format, and then Download to your computer. E-mail the .SQL file to badbots at ioerror dot us. You can then disable verbose logging if you wish.

Thank you for your help! This data will help stop more spammers while ensuring that legitimate readers are able to read your blog and leave comments without trouble.

December 19, 2006 - Posted by | Bad Behavior, Blog Spam, LifeType, WordPress

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