01 Jan 2005, 19:55

Happy New Year Comment Spam everyone!

Thank you comment spammers, for helping me hate humanity just a little bit more in 2005. Today I started off the new year with 573 spam comments from the same source having been newly added to my blog. What’s the point? My insignificant blog gets about 15 hits on a good day, and I’m sure my Google ranking is so low as to be nearly non-existant. I’d been ok with my average of 5 or so comment spams a week, but this is more spam in a day than I’ve gotten before total. I have comments set up to send me an email for each comment (mostly to be aware of any spam that slips through) and there were so many messages that it managed to choke up Outlook. (I guess that’s more of a strike against Outlook than the spammers, but it still pissed me off). So yeah, that was a pretty crappy way to welcome in 2005. Just a heads up to everyone, the word “poker” and several variations there of are hereby considered verboten in comments.


Comment by Dan on 2005-01-01 17:50:12 +0000

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to install MT-Blacklist.


Comment by Will on 2005-01-02 00:31:25 +0000

Yeah, I’ve been using MT-Blacklist for a while, but new ones just keep slipping in. I’ve even renamed my MT comments script, but they still found it somehow. So I figured I’d just block any comments that mention, uh, p0k3r and be done with it, since that seems to be what most of my spam relates to.

Comment by Dave on 2005-01-03 23:05:10 +0000

Comment spam got so bad on my MT site that I wound up disabling comments after too many days spent picking through junk comments.

One day I’ll get around to fixing the situation more permanently.

For what it’s worth, all the commenting stuff I need gets done on my LiveJournal, which is nicely resistant to that sort of thing. So of late, I’ve not been terribly inclined to work on the MT setup. 😉