Tags: central antispam blacklist

01/22/12

  04:08:00 pm, by The Dreamer   , 179 words  
Categories: b2evolution

b2evolution 4.x reporting to central antispam blacklist

Link: http://b2evolution.net/about/terms.html#antispam

After the upgrade from 3.3.3 to 4.1.2, I was troubled that I wasn't seeing submission responses for reporting spam to b2evolution's central antispam blacklist.

I finally dug into the code this morning...and figured out the problem...here's my quick fix:

PHP

--- antispam.ctrl.php.orig   2012-01-22 12:00:01.000000000 -0800
+++ antispam.ctrl.php   2012-01-22 11:54:59.000000000 -0800
@@ -121,+121,11 @@
          $Messages->addsprintfT_('Deleted %d comments matching «%s».'), $rhtmlspecialchars($keyword) ), 'success' );
       }
 
+      if( $report )
+      { // Report this keyword as abuse:
+         antispam_report_abuse$keyword );
+      }
+
       if( $blacklist_locally )
       { // Local blacklist:
          if( antispam_create$keyword ) )
@@ -138,11 +143,@@
          }
       }
 
-      if( $report )
-      { // Report this keyword as abuse:
-         antispam_report_abuse$keyword );
-      }
-
       param'request''string''' );
       if( $display_mode == 'js' && $request != 'checkban' )
       {

This is because in the "blacklist_locally" section it says:

// We have EXITed already at this point!!

I suppose the alternative is that local backlist and reporting are mutually exclusive, so don't blacklist locally if you want to report? Though the interface should reflect this.

Though this behavior change seems related to antispam action can be via a javascript popup in some areas.

Wonder if this is why the amount of data coming from the antispam blacklist each week dropped off a lot in the last year or so....while the amount of spam has been ever increasing....

Now instead of subjecting some poor random forum to a long rambling thought, I will try to consolidate those things into this blog where they can be more easily ignored profess to be collected thoughts from my mind.

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