May 19th, 2011
If, like me, you have been involved with setting up Joomla sites with JReviews, or Wordpress sites with vital customer feedback functionality, you will know that it’s a fine balancing act ensuring users have a pleasant and intuitive experience, while at the same time making life as difficult as possible for spammers and spam bots hell bent on ruining it.
The Stop Forum Spam site is another great tool we can all use in our fight against the spam. The principles are the same for any application you can think of, but I’ll concentrate on JReviews for Joomla right now.
The reviews_controller.php file is the code we need to change as it is there that review fields are validated and checked for other errors, so it makes sense we also check for known spammers here.