View Full Version : Spam in Guestbook entries

07-10-2009, 08:20 PM

I have a BV Guestbook on our ministry site at http://www.lightthefireministries.org.za/testgbook.php, but have a problem with spam entries. Though I remove them through the admin link, I have to constantly do this. Is there a way in BV to have an option whereby the entries first have to be approved by the administrator instead of posting it directly upon entry. I saw such a Guestbook option with Bravenet.

Anybody out there?

07-10-2009, 09:10 PM
I don't know about a approvel but you can Block the Ip IS THIS OKAY

07-10-2009, 10:56 PM
The Admin approval as well as the email authentication will probably be embedded in the next BV update, however there is no scheduled data yet.

I have made that on my own, for testing purposes but it is hard for a non knowledgable.

07-11-2009, 12:54 AM
so naval What I have same problem what do we do just delete and block Ips in the mean time or what.

07-11-2009, 05:09 AM
Hi Naval,

Ty me? Maybe I can manage it.

07-11-2009, 05:40 AM
As i said, i created that my self. Have a look here (http://www.dbtechnosystems.com/guestbook/) . However, this is entirely hanscoded, it has nothing to do anymore with BV's guestbbok, though i created the script starting from the Original BV guestbook.

Demo link: http://www.dbtechnosystems.com/guestbook/

Administrator login : adminpass so you can enter the Admin area and see the additional features.

The script has 3 way to approve posts: Amin, after Email verification (the user receives a mail with a verification link so he clicks and the post is approved) or Auto (as it is now)

Please note that i have also added other features (Hide My email, include the message in the notification email, ban email address, Domain name Lookup).

07-15-2009, 05:46 AM
Hi Naval,

I have had a look at the guestbook you customized and this works for me. How do I do this?

08-05-2009, 05:01 AM
The problem is really getting out of hand. I now have to check my site daily.

I have downloadeded BlueVoda Ver 11 and installed it. How do I use the Admin approval and e-mail authentication function to solve the problem with spam entries in my Guestbook?

08-05-2009, 05:37 AM
BV 11 is still in BETA so it doesn't yet have the new guestbook.

If you wish you may contact me, I will provide you with a file to replace the basic php file, that you can use to get the new features.

09-04-2009, 03:01 AM
Hi Navaldesign,

Sorry I missed your message. I would truly appreciate it should you send me the file to get the new features. The problem has really grown.

09-04-2009, 10:34 AM
Since you have no control over a manually uploaded file visual settings, i need to see your guestbook so i can customize it (visually) before i deliver it to you.
I also need to know some more info

Please contact me through my site contact form so i can then mail you details.

09-04-2009, 03:26 PM

I've put in place the admin link. How do I block IP's?



09-04-2009, 04:08 PM
You can't , the BV guestbook doesn't have this feature.

09-04-2009, 04:26 PM
Hi Alan

You can block the IP user from accessing your website via the C-Panel. Just log into your gustbook via the admin login and you will see two links below the guestbook post. Click on the [who is] link and determine the users IP address. Record this IP address delete the post by clicking on [delete], log out of your Guestbook and log into your C-Panel. Click on the IP Deny Manager function and following the instructions.