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how complicated would it be to change the add entry url?  XML
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Recently my guestbook is being heavily spammed.
i checked my site stats and noticed many people are just coming to the guestbook ad entry page. I did even more looking into it, and found that the keywords/search strings being used is simply:
"guestbook/addentry.php".

So they search for that and it brings up a CRAP LOAD of guestbooks, and they simply just go down the list of search results spamming guestbook after guestbook.

So i was wondering how complicated it would be to change the addentry.php to something else, and randomly change it often to stop the spammers?

I don't care about the SEO of the add entry page, since that page isn't really needed to be indexed by any search engine.

thanks.
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if memory serves you would simply need to change the name of addentry.php and then edit config.inc.php to reflect the change.

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Carbonize wrote:if memory serves you would simply need to change the name of addentry.php and then edit config.inc.php to reflect the change.


wow didnt expect it to be that simple. i'll try it out. Thanks
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did this edit the other day, and its working great so far. No spam has been posted.


I suggest this method to anyone who is getting spammed alot.
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Edit body.tpl and add a rel="nofollow" to the link to add entry so that Google etc will not add it to the database.

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blah nothing is helping.

Do you have a mod for Advanced guestbook that would allow to me approval entries before they are posted?

I'll probably eventually just switch over to your guestbook.

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I don't care about the SEO of the add entry page, since that page isn't really needed to be indexed by any search engine.

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