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Put Bad Behavior 2 on the Road….

Not literally of course.. 😉 Michael has outlined his roadmap for Bad Behavior 2. As many of you are well aware, Bad Behavior is a plugin for WordPress (and many other software) which helps block spammers even before they attack you.

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Send User-Agent when confirming pingbacks with WordPress

Following discussions at the WordPress support forums, bug #1713, the bug was fixed by Changset #2933 In simple English, WordPress confirms pingbacks with a blank user-agent. The latest version of Bad Behavior blocks sites with send a blank user agent, as this is a common technique being used by spammers to get through user agent filters. I faced a similar problem with Silktide and added their IP to the whitelist.

WordPress.com – back on track?

The last two days have seen long page loads along with temporary downtime at WordPress.com Well things seem to be back on track now. Though I do have a feeling that an older backup was used, because I seem to have lost a comment on my post below.