[drupal-devel] caching issues

Mark Howell mark at nullcraft.org
Wed Mar 9 16:49:06 UTC 2005

> On Wed, 9 Mar 2005 08:12:59 -0500
> Moshe Weitzman <weitzman at tejasa.com> wrote:
> [...]
>> forgive my ignorance, but would it not solve the problem to disable
>> anonymous commenting? surely these spiders don't check their email and
>>  get new passwords that way ... I know that some sites really really
>> want anonymous commenting, but I think spammers have ruined that.
>> There  are so many other benefits to being a logged in user.
>> i don't really want to debate the merits of anonymous commenting, just
>>  wondering if my proposal is sufficient.
> Yes and no.  Yes, this most recent flood I suffered would have been
> prevented by disabling anonymous commenting.  No, spammers have
> registered user accounts on my site before and used them to post spam,
> so even with anonymous commenting disabled it would be possible to get
> spammed.  That said, it is much easier to control offending user
> accounts...
> Regardless, disabling anonymous comments is not an option for me.  A
> significant portion of my content comes from anonymous comments.

Have you considered using captcha for anonymous comments?


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