TrollGuard is a free WordPress plugin that protects your blog from spam comments.
It learns to filter out spam from your training. After a short while it has
adapted to your personal blog and will accurately detect incoming spam.
To be able to detect spam, TrollGuard first needs some assistance: You have to feed it with at
least 10 legitimate and 10 spam comments. When a new comment is posted, you can tell TrollGuard if that comment is spam or legitimate
in the Comments area. Click "Approve" for the legitimate comments and "Spam" for the rest as the screenshot shows below:
Since you probably don't want to wait for 10 new spam and legitimate comments to
arrive before TrollGuard kicks in and start doing the spam detection, we have
added a bulk training feature:
If you already have approved and spam comments stored under the Comments area,
you can use these for bulk-training TrollGuard. This is done under the "Training"
section on the "TrollGuard config" page by clicking the "Train" button.
Note that this button is only visible if there are approved
or spam comments that TrollGuard has not yet been trained on. Before using the
bulk train button, please note that it is important that all approved
comments are legitimate and all spam comments really are spam. If spam and legitimate
comments are mixed up, it will reduce the accuracy of TrollGuard's spam detection.
When you have trained TrollGuard on 10 spam and 10 legimate comments, it will automatically detect spam when someone posts a new comment. If you want to check any remaining pending comments, you can so do by pressing the "Check pending for spam" button in the "Comments" area.
Please let us know if there's any problems installing or using the plugin. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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TrollGuard is developed on top of uClassify's free text classification API. TrollGuard learns to filter spam as it's being used, and believe us - TrollGuard is a fast learner! It's being developed by Jon Kågström and Roger Karlsson.
TrollGuard has been tested with
English, Spanish, French, German, Arabic, Portuguese, Russian
Polish, Norwegian, Romanian, Lithuanian,
Latvian, Swedish, Vietnamese, Ukrainian, Serbian, Slovenian,
Slovak, Danish, Czech, Dutch, Bulgarian, Croatian, Catalan,
Hebrew, Greek, Italian, Indonesian, Finnish and Filipino.
Chinese, Japanese and Korean are not supported.
Yes. Our goal is to fund the service by asking our users for donations and showing ads on this web page. If this revenue model fails we may introduce a small fee for commercial users.
If the classification server is unreachable TrollGuard is unable to determine if the comment is spam or legitimate. So TrollGuard will not do anything with the comment. To check pending comments for spam once the classification server is available again, press the "Check pending for spam" button in the Comments area.
Trollguard v0.9 released. New in this version:
Trollguard v0.11 released. New in this version: Bulk training on existing legitimate and spam comments, new button to classify all pending comments and bug fixes.
Trollguard is now available for everyone to download.
TrollGuard is going live! We are giving away invites to those who wants to try our new anti-spam solution for Wordpress.