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Why does this specific link trigger anti-spam filter?

Post by ReporterX » Fri Sep 26, 2014 12:25 pm

Remove the extra space.

http://pastebin.com/7tc RStcj

The culprit is the random characters.
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Re: Why does this specific link trigger anti-spam filter?

Post by therube » Fri Sep 26, 2014 4:42 pm

> Remove the extra space.

Extra space?

> Why does this specific link trigger anti-spam filter?

And you're speaking of the actual text link you've posted (& not something that may have shown on pastebin)?

In any case, not seeing any issue on my end (while not logged in).
I copy your link, paste it into a reply box, put in the correct captcha & it Previews without incident.
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Re: Why does this specific link trigger anti-spam filter?

Post by ReporterX » Sat Sep 27, 2014 7:21 am

therube wrote:> Remove the extra space.

Extra space?


The space I added to the link because it would trigger the anti-spam filter otherwise.

therube wrote:> Why does this specific link trigger anti-spam filter?

And you're speaking of the actual text link you've posted (& not something that may have shown on pastebin)?

In any case, not seeing any issue on my end (while not logged in).
I copy your link, paste it into a reply box, put in the correct captcha & it Previews without incident.


You are the moderator. Maybe that's why it does not trigger the anti-spam filter.
You might need to try in a new account.

I have just tried, and it still triggers!
When I pasted the link (remove the space first) and pressed preview, I saw the following message:
Ooops, something in your posting triggered my antispam filter...
Please use the "Back" button to modify your content and retry.
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Re: Why does this specific link trigger anti-spam filter?

Post by barbaz » Sun Sep 28, 2014 1:25 am

I've read elsewhere that there might be a "too many consonants in a row" criterion, maybe that's what's giving you trouble?
Anyway, what if you put the link in code tags?
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Re: Why does this specific link trigger anti-spam filter?

Post by ReporterX » Sun Sep 28, 2014 5:31 am

barbaz wrote:I've read elsewhere that there might be a "too many consonants in a row" criterion, maybe that's what's giving you trouble?
Anyway, what if you put the link in code tags?


Why such a rule? It does not make any sense to filter spam.

No, it won't bypass the anti-spam filter.
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Re: Why does this specific link trigger anti-spam filter?

Post by therube » Sun Sep 28, 2014 1:07 pm

I was not logged in when I tried.

And the (text) link changed?
Now I see a space (between the 'c' and 'R').
Originally there was a unicode character in there.
^--- that's weird, I don't see where anything was done to the post in that respect?
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