Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#5705 closed defect (invalid)

Unable to comment on WordPress blogs

Reported by: runa Owned by: erinn
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor bundles/installation Version:
Severity: Keywords:
Cc: mikeperry Actual Points:
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A user reports that it is not possible to comment on WordPress blogs when using the Tor Browser Bundle.

You fill out the form and hit the submit button, the page reloads as if it's updating the list of comments, but your comment is not included. The comment does not end up in a moderation queue either.

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Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by arma

Cc: mikeperry added

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by mikeperry

Status: newneeds_information

This could be any number of things. Barring more evidence and data, I blame aggressive spam filters. Other possibility includes the fact we disable 3rd party cookies, which some comment services like DisQus complain about (but seldom actually require).

comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by runa

Wouldn't the spam filter level vary from blog to blog, depending on whether or not they have some plugin installed? It might be 3rd party cookies getting in the way. How can I test that?

comment:4 Changed 8 years ago by mikeperry

Edit->Preferences->Privacy. About the 5th checkbox down (Accept Third Party Cookies).

comment:5 Changed 8 years ago by runa

No luck with third party cookies either. Anything else I should try?

comment:6 Changed 8 years ago by runa

Turns out it's WP, not TBB. Akismet is popular spam plugin for WP, and it seems this plugin catches any comment written by someone over Tor.

comment:7 Changed 8 years ago by Sebastian

Resolution: invalid
Status: needs_informationclosed
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