Hey everyone, so you might have seen some Korean spam lately from a certain place, this has been assaulting a flurry of Discourse forums lately. Not to worry, I'm on it, and so I just installed the discourse-akismet plugin as we speak.
In the interests of transparency, Akismet works by looking at stuff posted on our forum and then comparing it to a database of known spam activity.
You can read more here:
For instance, this data is sent:
Field Name | Discourse Value
------------- | -------------
Author | User's Name
Author Email | User's verified email (can be disabled with the `akismet_transmit_email` site setting)
Comment Type | "forum-post"
Content | Post's raw column
Permalink | Link to topic
User IP | IP address of request
User Agent | User agent of request
Referrer | HTTP referer of request
NOTE: I've disabled the sending of user emails for now.
Please let me know if anyone has a problem with this -- it seems a worthy tradeoff in the battle against spam, but ultimately I want to do right by the community.