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hi-

is there a way to fix it so that i can spam filter a website before letting
a user add a public bookmark to the DB? i am interested in the off the
shelf software that allows me to do this. I know they have tons of it for
email. I'd basically want to read just the text on the site with the
filter. I guess i am out of luck if a bookmark gets posted with no text
and an objectionable picture though. The username and password system
is the main way to keep the invalid content from getting put in the db
in the first place. i just want this as a backup in case a password gets
compromised.

this is just a hobby project so i need to keep the cost low of whatever
i end up using.

thanks for any ideas,
jim
Jul 17 '05 #1
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I noticed that Message-ID: <Xn*************************@24.24.2.166>
from j-marvin contained the following:
is there a way to fix it so that i can spam filter a website before letting
a user add a public bookmark to the DB?


Even if you could you might have a site that passed the test one day but
failed the next.

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Jul 17 '05 #2

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hi-

i looked at this some more.
maybe i can:
let the user post the url
1) retrieve the text of the url page that is getting bookmarked
2) mail it to a pop3 account
3) pass it through spam filter
4) use php pop3 functions in php manual to check and see if valid

so basically i'd let the user post the url to DB immediately
and then try to validate it in the background without making them
wait for the validation to take place.
maybe i could show graphic or text warning if the url is new and
has not gone through the validation process
e.g. they post a url but the mail server is experiencing problems
and cant connect.

does this sound really crazy? i just thought i dont want someone
posting a url for other people to visit is a good idea if they
can post a url to some porn site (because this isnt a site that
has anything to do with adult content). now i just thought of
something. what if the url they give redirects. then what ??
I guess that is something i'd have to consider also.

i dont know. whatever i guess. this is all in the very early stages.
that is all the time i am spending on thinking about this for
tonight.

hope you are having a good 4th weekend.
thanks,
jim

Jul 17 '05 #3

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Geoff Berrow <bl******@ckdog.co.uk> wrote in
news:p4********************************@4ax.com:
I noticed that Message-ID: <Xn*************************@24.24.2.166>
from j-marvin contained the following:
is there a way to fix it so that i can spam filter a website before
letting a user add a public bookmark to the DB?


Even if you could you might have a site that passed the test one day
but failed the next.


thanks Geoff.

yes. i thought about this as well. i guess the site is small enough
that i can use some system of moderation. if something is found
objectionable let the user flag it. once it is flagged for content
remove the site from the list of bookmarks until it can be investigated.

i like to think about stuff like this. maybe i can use a combinantion
of moderation and filtering.

this is just an idea i am tinkering with so it is really not that
important.

goodnight,
jim
Jul 17 '05 #4

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"j-marvin" <cu******@service.boy> wrote in
news:Xn**************************@24.24.2.165:
Geoff Berrow <bl******@ckdog.co.uk> wrote in
news:p4********************************@4ax.com:
I noticed that Message-ID: <Xn*************************@24.24.2.166>
from j-marvin contained the following:
is there a way to fix it so that i can spam filter a website before
letting a user add a public bookmark to the DB?


Even if you could you might have a site that passed the test one day
but failed the next.


hi again-

another idea is compare the registrant information. if the registrant
information has changed then revalidate the url using the system.
i could check the registrant information with a whois type search.

thanks.

later,
jim

Jul 17 '05 #5

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>
hi again-

another idea is compare the registrant information. if the registrant
information has changed then revalidate the url using the system.
i could check the registrant information with a whois type search.

thanks.

later,
jim


oops. scrap that idea. it is forbidden. it seems you cant
automate checking the whois type databases.

if every site were
required to list the registrant name on the website and an expiration date
as listed in
whois then we could check it and there wouldnt be so many hits against
the whois database.

later

Jul 17 '05 #6

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i am just going to use a commercial off-the-shelf
solution and act as a moderator. sometimes it is better
to keep things simple.
Jul 17 '05 #7

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