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Opened 3 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#49529 closed enhancement (duplicate)

Remove WEBSITE field from comments

Reported by: ttodua's profile ttodua Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Comments Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


I think that it's time to remove the "WEBSITE" field from comments at all (or at least, make it optional, with the default state disabled), because nowadays, that field is JUST AN ATTRACTION to spam, and nothing actually usable (I am not sure it has ever been usable more than the downside of spamming targets).

Also, my suggestion also, to just loose any attraction for spamming, is to convert all links in comments to javascript clickable elements (like this example ), so all spammers would know there is not reason for spamming because they wouldnt have any "backlink" actually.

Change History (2)

#1 @ttodua
3 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Comments

#2 @SergeyBiryukov
3 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from new to closed

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Thanks for the ticket, we're already tracking this request in #47926.

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