I’ve deleted (one way or another) 20,014 pieces of blog spam in the last year or so.
I was going to write another diatribe, but frankly, why even bother? I won’t mention it again until 50K or so.
….or tomorrow, whichever comes sooner 🙂
Seriously, blog spam has hit an all time high. The folks who peddle that tripe need to be rounded up and….. well, I’ll leave you to fill in the rest.
I hope on all that I hold holy that you’re using Akismet to automatically delete blog spam.
And yes, I’ve deleted 20,116 spam comments via akismet. It’s a royal pain in the ass.
Enhance …. [paranoid edit: remove search fodder] …. !
just kidding. [edit: broken link removed]
Again, just kidding…I have to admit to leaving certain groups and stopping the perusal of blogs due to massive spam.
Is there any hope for the future of online communication if people STILL respond to this stuff?
Hopefully you’re not deleting that manually? akismet + bad behavior works fine for me…I’ve only dealt with 6,000 odd on my blog…I dream of reaching 20,000 🙂
It is a pain, the thing is I know that a lot of bots look for the word “blog” in the URI but my mind is too ordered to want to remove it – I like the subdomain to be what the page is about.
Akismet helps but what really gets to me is that on one of my pages where I discuss a long term illness I have suffered from, it is constantly hit by spam for supposed cures. I know this is a script, it just strikes me as at best bad taste and at worst calculated attempt at cashing on anothers misery.
How come you haven’t a “Security Question”? (RapidShare style, etc.)
> How come you haven’t a “Security Question”? (RapidShare style, etc.)
You know it would be funny if this blog had ridiculously geeky Atari questions like “what location in hex was WAITSYNC at on the Atari 800?” before you could post. You could probably make quite a good captcha out of the Atari memory map and a gif generator.
I want to know who is clicking on the ads in the spams so that it remains a profitable business? If it didn’t make money, people wouldn’t do it.
I use akismet and wp-spamfree and that takes care of 99% of it that I have to handle manually – combined they have blocked just under 30k spam comments
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