@five15design Maybe they've blocked all NZ traffic since that's probably where the DDOS is coming from.
@five15design http://www.protectmarriage.org.nz/ loads lickity split for me. Definitely not down unless it's cached somewhere between there and here.
@five15design I thought it was http://www.protectmarriage.org.nz/ you were referring to.
@five15design It loaded for me fine just now.
@five15design I'd never even seen that site until now. I need to resist a sudden urge to load test it 😉
@colignylaurent Cookies for Comments is very similar to my plugin. It should be able to kill 95-99% of the spammers dead in their tracks.
@colignylaurent In the mean time, try installing Cookies for Comments. That should help quite a bit if you aren't running it already.
@colignylaurent Yep, I can help alleviate that for you. Just gotta find time to add that functionality.
@colignylaurent What is "posting of the blog"?
@colignylaurent Ah, well I should be able to do that. I'll see what I can do over the next few weeks for you.
@colignylaurent It's probably not too hard to piggy back the comment system onto the login/registration system in WordPress too.
@colignylaurent Is it just the login system you need secured against spam for BuddyPress?
@Ipstenu Ohhhh, THAT sidebat! Well use the following command to fix it … sudo apt-get update sidebat
@Ipstenu What is a sidebat?
For a plugin which has created so many tweets, Spam Destroyer has a pitiful download count … http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/spam-destroyer/
@colignylaurent Just a release of code from my own site. I don't use BuddyPress or allowed others to login, so not stuff I've thought about.
@colignylaurent It's intended for comments only, although I'm not adverse to adding support for other things if it makes sense to do so.
@colignylaurent It doesn't protect the login form. I don't think it would be very useful with BuddyPress either.
More photos from Edinburgh, taken during my trip to #wcuk … https://ryan.hellyer.kiwi/2012/07/31/edinburgh-castle/
@simonwheatley And when I stored them, I could do it all in one hit perhaps to save on queries.
@simonwheatley I was thinking of just stashing them into regular WP Cache objects, so wouldn't hit the database until I chose to.
@simonwheatley What did you mean by "killing the query cache"?
@simonwheatley I sporadically get bored and want fun projects to knock out quickly. If I can hammer out a plan, this might be one of them.
@simonwheatley Slamming the DB once per second would be reasonable if it were just myself and one other person.
@simonwheatley Although, scaling is somewhat moot since the only person using it would be myself and the person on the other end.
@simonwheatley WP Cache with APC running should scale well enough IMHO.
@simonwheatley If I was custom building it, I'd cache it all via WP Cache API, then just stash it periodically as custom post-type data.
wish I wasn't as anal retentive about keeping my WP install clean and tidy. I'd have a lot more fun randomly installing plugins otherwise.
@simonwheatley @mikelittlezed1 @mkjones @caseypicker @AlanMairson This suggestion from @Ipstenu looks okay'ish too … http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/quick-chat/
@Ipstenu Hmmm, that looks okay too.
@simonwheatley I just want to be nosey and chat to my blog visitors … perhaps freak them out by having me chat live to them!
@simonwheatley I am in no hurry at all. I'm just interested in this as a potential side project if nothing suitable is out there.
@simonwheatley How would you go about doing that? I'm mostly anal retentive about not adding tables for elegance sake.
@simonwheatley @mikelittlezed1 @Ipstenu @caseypicker @AlanMairson This suggestion from @mkjones looks okay'ish … http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/chat/
@mkjones Thanks. That's not too bad (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/chat/). It does use it's own tables though, which I'd rather avoid if possible.
@UKTesco Do you really paste user passwords into reminder emails?
RT @UKTesco: @troyhunt Passwords are stored in a secure way. They’re only copied into plain text when pasted automatically into a passwo …
@hanlasse @christinewendel Why Tumblr? Just wondering, as so many people seem to like it.
@christopherbull very true
@christopherbull Not sure I'll ever have the time to build it though. It'd mostly be so I can be nosey and chat to my blog visitors.
@christopherbull WordPress is reasonably good for storing the data since they'd just be stashed as post comments.
@christopherbull Inefficient as hell, but would suffice considering only one chat would ever happen at a time.
@christopherbull Meh, I'd just use AJAX to pepper the server with requests and update stuff constantly.
@christopherbull What would be the correct platform to use for such a thing?
@juvasoft It's doable. Are you keen to build such a plugin?
@juvasoft It's reasonably complex, but doable. Are you keen to do it?
@christopherbull Since it would only be me doing the chatting, it wouldn't matter too much.
@Ipstenu If I feel motivated some day, I might make a plugin to do it all internally within WordPress.
I want a WP plugin that allows me to chat with individual site visitors in real time. I don't want to use a hosted service. Does this exist?
@bluelimemedia It's not the reviewers which are the problem, it's the requirements they follow.
@Ipstenu I will make sure I keep all my evil intentions secret from now on then 🙂
@Ipstenu Yay! I'm considered a known "good guy" 🙂 I'm guessing you haven't seen all the crap that I've produced in my time then!
@Ipstenu But thanks anyway of course 🙂
@Ipstenu Why was it approved when I seem to have forgotten the download link for you!?
1x stupidly small plugin (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/customizer-link/) in response to a Trac ticket by @janeforshort http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/21413
@Ipstenu Okeedokee then 🙂
@Ipstenu As my hockey coach always said "it's not against the rules until you get caught"
@Ipstenu I tried finding something more "legal" but they weren't as funny.
@Ipstenu Damnit! No one was supposed to notice! Gimme an hour and I'll have something else up.
RT @jan_dembowski: @Krogsgard @ryanhellyer "BAM! Suck on that sploggers!" The comments are always fun too.
@jan_dembowski @Krogsgard I like to keep myself amused whilst coding 🙂 I wasn't expecting anyone else to read them.
RT @Krogsgard: View the source. Best function names ever. MT @ryanhellyer: I've released a new spam solution for WordPress … http://t. …
@Krogsgard haha, glad to hear you enjoyed it 🙂
@janeforshort It's a bit of a mess right now, so just tidying some things up first. I meant to put it on the repo. but I forgot.
@janeforshort I'll make the plugin for people to try it with first.
@socialspace I haven't used Akismet on my personal blog for a year or so now. I haven't had any need for it.
@socialspace If you can, use both at the same time. They're complimentary.
@janeforshort I have a plugin that does that! I'll wrap it up into a zip and post it for you to download.
@DeFries Awesome! I look forward to hearing the results.
@DeFries Thanks 🙂 Hopefully it works for people.
@bronsonquick I also combined the payload file into one since having two for the different methods was pointless.
@bronsonquick It's not very different from Hascash and Cookies for Comments. Just packed as one unit and minus an options page.
@bronsonquick I only have Spam Destroyer running on my blog at the moment, with no moderation. So far nothing has gotten through yet.
@bronsonquick WP Hashcash and Cookies for Comments still work, despite having been around for a long time now.
@bronsonquick I assumed the spammers would find ways around this sort of thing over time, but it seems not.
@bronsonquick Some people keep telling me they can't block spam properly, even with Akismet.
@bronsonquick This plugin is part of my plan to teach them they don't need CAPTCHA. If I'm wrong, then I'll add an extension for CAPTCHA's.
@bronsonquick Yeah, I've never resorted to CAPTCHA's before. I've been told by some people that they need them to block all spam though.
@bronsonquick @tellyworth It's not a flaw in Akismet, just that blocking it WP side is more effective sometimes.
@bronsonquick @tellyworth Akismet is awesome, just not suitable when the cost rises and with shit-ton of spam, it won't block it all.
@bronsonquick Blocking it at your site before sending the rest to Akismet for checking makes the most sense IMHO.
@bronsonquick Akismet on it's own can't block it all, albeit it blocks most.
@bronsonquick Combo of Akismet and "sporting methods" like mine, tend to blitz all spam entirely in my experience.
@bronsonquick At some point, I'll probably make a plugin for it which adds more words and perhaps a CAPTCHA. For REALLY bad spam problems.
@bronsonquick "vagin" will cover any comments with "vagina" in them too.
@bronsonquick Lol. That's not a typo 😉 I've seen "vagin" used in comments before, presumably to avoid being picked up by anti-spam tools.
I've released a new spam solution for WordPress … http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/spam-destroyer/. Simple, but highly effective in my experience.
If anyone is interested in trying out a new anti-spam tool for WordPress, then lemme know and I'll DM you a link 🙂
RT @iwebtweets: @metronet @ArnsteinLarsen @ryanhellyer We've just published a post on your Custom to public #wcuk talk: http://www.iweb.co.uk/wordpress-blog/custom-to-public/
@iwebtweets Thanks fort he writeup!
@gormer I haven't looked. I just being nosey about what you are building 🙂
@gormer Are you using that plugin anywhere already?
Hmmm, so I moved to a CDN, and now I have no browser caching. Go figure …. https://ryan.hellyer.kiwi/
@Ipstenu Are you from San Diego originally?
@TCBarrett 30 seconds is mighty damn quick. I was impressed with the 3 mins I got from @linode
@five15design Of more pressing concern is that you are tweeting and driving!
@adii If you are stopping in Oslo and have time to meet up, lemme know.
@IanTLS Excellent suggestion!