I'm using !joomlaComment 4.0 RC1 on my site (
). I've been struggling with comment spam. Each time I get a spam comment, I paste the IP address into the ban list, in hopes of discouraging that bot.
I hadn't really reviewed the IPs on the ban list until this morning. I discovered that each of the IP addresses I had listed there was listed multiple times -- which means I continued to get comments from that IP address after I had added it to the ban list.
I don't use Akismet, just the basic Joomlacomment system.
What can I do to block these IPs from commenting in the future?
This might be another one of those things like the UBBCode bug we had, just some code isn't being run or something. Could you make screenshots of all your JoomlaComment settings and send them to me? This way I can set the same on mine and narrow it down. You can Zip/Email to me via jc [AT] sonus-online.net
Also, I assume these spammers are anonymous/guests? Because if you set an IP ban for a member, it still goes through when they're logged in. This is by design.