During working on the new features for transposh, we have stumbled upon an issue which we could fix. The issue was that many bots scanning this site scanned pages with the parameter “replytocom” which is quite useless. Apparently – this useless parameter has caused over 2GB of traffic for this site in the last 9 months.
We have taken the liberty to extract a few lines of code and create a plugin which fixes this. Now available at the wordpress plugin directory.
A small rant about the wordpress site, since the voting for plugins is anonymous, the plugin was voted down by someone, which we have no way to know who he (or she) is. Not with any reasons we can think of (After all, free plugin, to fix a specific problem, with no intentions, which just works). If we’ll put our hands on him…. 🙂