Unfortunately the number of spam blogs being created at www.edubuzz.org/blogs has gone from being an occasional nuisance to a many-times-a-day problem. We’re not alone in this: others are having similar problems.
We’ve been managing these manually, but as the frequency has increased this has become difficult.
As a temporary control, sign-ups have been currently restricted to email addresses within the following domains:
- elcschool.org.uk (school staff)
- eastlothian.gov.uk (non-school staff)
- e-lothian.sch.uk (some pupils)
Our aim is to eliminate automatic spam sign-ups using software controls, but attempts to date haven’t been successful, possibly because many of these are relatively new, and maybe don’t take account of possible WordPress Multi-User configurations.