October 09, 2006
Comment Spam--OK, This Is Not Blowing Over
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Another spam deluge. I have been getting a dozen or two blog comment spams which have been blowing past all my filters, mostly with blogspot addresses. Even if I blocked all blogspot addresses (which I don't want to do anyway), it still wouldn't get all of them. I though I could wait the deluge out, but it's been almost a month now, so for the time being, I'm setting the number of allowed links in the comment text to zero.
You can still leave links though; both in the URL window (less attractive to spammers because it's a dynamic link which give no Google juice), and in the comment text as straight text; any URL without hyperlink code (the "a href" command) will be OK. In the comment window, leave out the "http://"--just type beginning with "www..."
Furthermore, if you write the URL out in plain text, I will turn it into a hyperlink myself during moderation. So few of my visitors leave URLs that this will not be a problem--and it will certainly be easier than manually deleting the dozens of comment spams that come through in any case.
As always, thanks for your patience in this regard.
Posted by: Justin at October 10, 2006 07:17 PM
Posted by: Luis at October 10, 2006 08:58 PM