Irony is Dead, Man!

I just got ten twelve spam comments to a single post. Advertising spam-blocking tools. And four more to another post.

Maybe I should change the name of my blog to "Ambient Idiocy".

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 12:02 AM


1 Since I modified my blog to require typing in a string displayed in graphics my blog has had a total of two spams. They were nearly identical, from the same IP address, and posted within minutes of each other. Someone went through a lot of trouble to manually post them only to have me delete them very soon after they appeared.

BTW, the number of real comments is about the same as the number of spams in that time frame. My blog is not exactly popular. You would think politically moderate geek talk would cause a flood of interest! Doesn't everyone want to learn how to spam-guard a mail server?

Posted by: Rossz at December 11, 2004 04:17 PM (n5Jbg)

2 I've been getting hammered quite a bit recently as well, and it's not like I run an immensely popular blog, either. Their technique is slightly different on mine, though: they submit a comment to every post in the database with each spam run.

Does Movable type have any help for handling comment spamming?

Posted by: chess h at December 12, 2004 09:18 AM (PGVRJ)

3 Yes it does. MT-Blacklist.

Posted by: Evil Pundit at December 12, 2004 07:28 PM (ss0/1)

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