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Re: [spam-stopper] Akismet MODification for phpBB

___/ On Wed 07 Jun 2006 04:44:53 BST, [ Douglas Bell ] wrote : \___

On Jun 6, 2006, at 7:51 PM, Roy Schestowitz wrote:

___/ On Mon 05 Jun 2006 14:48:54 BST, [ Douglas Bell ] wrote : \___

Hello everyone,

Just letting you guys know that I'm working on an Akismet
MODification for phpBB. I'm hoping to make an alpha release of the
code this week, however I do have a Subversion repository set up with
 the dev code. The support topic for the MOD can be found here:
http:// www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=393648

If I may add a suggestion/request:

A key to filtering in phpBB  might also be  that of excluding and
memberships, which have become detrimental.  I don't truly know how
this can
be achieved without unwanted consequences, but I look forward to
seeing some
solution to phpBB SPAM.

The difficult parts are getting together the information that is sent to Akismet from phpBB (since Akismet is intended for blogs, not fora), but I am working it out. So far, I'm working on a basic system where the admin can choose to check all comments for spam, only check unregistered comments for spam, or not check any comments for spam. I'm hoping in future versions I can extend this to allow more advanced control using phpBB's authentication system.

A couple of points spring to mind:

	(1) Forum messages are different from comments/posts, so the Akismet
	    filter can wind up rather baffled, handling a mashmash of diffe-
	    rent 'processes' (merging Apples and Oranges). I wonder how this
	    would ever be extended (if ever) to something such as E-mail

	(2) Whatever you do to facilitate Akismet interfaces,  please ensure
	    it  is not consistent with phpBB's  clunky and totally  unusable
	    administration panel. Keep it Simple and Stupid (KISS), just li-
	    ke WordPress.

Best wishes,


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