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Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#4773 closed defect (bug) (fixed)

Akismet ignoring the "Allow Akismet..." setting

Reported by: aaclayton Owned by:
Milestone: 1.7 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 1.6
Component: Activity Keywords: needs-patch
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Description

On my site I have fairly strict user registration requirements, and therefore I have the setting Allow Akismet to scan for activity stream spam set to DISABLED (unchecked).

While poking around my database today I noticed something really disturbing. Despite Akismet (allegedly) being disabled, bp_activity_meta entries are being created and processed for every activity item that is registered. To make things worse, Akismet is even flagging certain activity items as spam with a 100% false positive rate!

I would suggest that if the "allow Akismet" setting is not selected, then Akismet shouldn't interact with the bp_activity_meta database at all.

Change History (2)

#1 @DJPaul
7 years ago

  • Keywords 2nd-opinion removed
  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to 1.7
  • Severity changed from major to normal
  • Version changed from 1.6.1 to 1.6

#2 @djpaul
7 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

(In [6734]) Make BP respect the value of "use akismet for activity checks" preference. Fixes #4773

This bug was introduced during 1.6 development.

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