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Looks like spammers are now spamming the fediverse through federated blog comments.

Here's the view from #:

# # # # #

el_chava ⓜ reshared this.

@el_chava (mstdn) yeah, the problem is the Wordpress plugin for AP. The blog is Wordpress driven. And the plugin distributes the comments before they had been checked for spam content.
only partially true, I believe. Comments require approval, and the Akismet plugin was automatically skipping the approval process and marking it as spam, causing it to federate.

I can continue to investigate, we're trying to see whether migrating to the other AP plugin is a viable option.
on the other hand, the timestamps in those threads look a lot more recent... :(
no, sadly it's #, which is no longer in development. <img class=" title=":sad_lemon:">

I'm trying to figure out what the path forward is. Theoretically, we could fork the origin and move development to Feneas to give the project some kind of upstream, or we can try to find some way to migrate data to the other plugin.
I believe you should be able to switch plugin, the comments are just regular Wordpress comments, no need for migration.
the main concern is the followers, for ActivityPub purposes
Aaah, I see what you mean. In that case you probably need to get in touch with @Matthias Pfefferle to make this happen and close comments on We Distribute in the mean time.