Hi Daniel0, (Thanks to Sleepy for sending me a PM, pointing me to this topic.)
I wrote it for smf.org when we were getting hammered by human spammers (dozens of them per day)
(and obviously the standard automated defences in most software aren't designed to work against them.)
So rather than putting all the effort at the 'front gate' we've got some inside.
It has 3 levels
- no links
- non-active links
- active links set to [nofollow] (so no pagerank).
It was a bit of an experiment, but it has been quite successful here I think. (although theres always room for improvements)
I did indicate to the team (Private Topic: Link
(For teamies reference only) that when I wrote it that I was not
planning on releasing it publicly myself (but would allow other teamies to release it either as their own mod or under the Customize Team name.)
Some of the regex's to detect internal (allowed urls) vs external (disallowed urls) were hard-coded, and so it wouldn't be a straight release, but would need some coding either allow the admin to specify the domain or doing it on $boardurl etc.
IIRC someone did possibly indicate they would release it (I'll check into that).
My version did have a few little bugs which IIRC Sleepy fixed.
(So presumably I need to find the updated fixed package and if I can find someone to take it on.)