Comments on BannedContent

# 7 Comments. # Good work, Trevor. Crossing my fingers.

-- RonHaleEvans 2020-02-20 16:08 UTC

Hmm, leaving the current message up for you to analyze.

-- RonHaleEvans 2020-02-22 02:36 UTC

Each line of BannedContent is a regular expression that URLs cannot match (or else a non-admin can't save such a page). The URL in that new message had a deliberately mis-spelled ciallis instead of cialis (so the previous regular expression wasn't matched). If after each message we update BannedContent then we shouldn't get any repeat spam for that URL (and new URLs should cost the spammer around $10 each so they probably won't go too crazy with spelling variations).

-- TrevorLDavis 2020-02-22 05:20 UTC

Yeah, I know, but I was pretty sure the little guy spelled it with one L at one point. Also, shall we preemptively try spelling it "cia*is" and variants? (Just a quick example. I know this one would be way overinclusive.)

-- RonHaleEvans 2020-02-22 19:45 UTC

Okay, I've added a couple of regular expression for viagra and cialis that should be a bit more robust to variations without being too inclusive.

-- TrevorLDavis 2020-02-23 06:05 UTC

That looks pretty good!

-- RonHaleEvans 2020-02-23 07:10 UTC

Hey, no spam in a week. Thanks, Trevor

-- RonHaleEvans 2020-03-01 21:32 UTC

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