Saturday, May 14, 2022

aaaaand now we'll try comment moderation...

 Hmm. Every few days, I get another wave of spam attacks from the same source, turn off blog comments, wait a few days, turn them back on ... and then the spam attacks recur. Somehow I've become a repeat, high-volume target (should I be flattered?). 

I guess we'll try open commenting but go with comment moderation for a while. You're lame, spam-bot. 

4 comments:

  1. Every couple of months I get a handful of spam bot comments. I just report them as spam and then delete them. But one time, maybe half a year ago, I got 70+ all at once and had to report+delete each of them manually. Took a lot longer than I thought and I was pretty mad about it.

    Not sure what the solution is to getting rid of them permanently, or at least significantly reduce the volume. Sorry Gundo.

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  2. Hey at least you get bot spam to actually get dedicated spammers. I only got like three message in my moderation queue that I need to clear.

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  3. Thanks gang - I woke up this morning to 19 new spam comments on a single post ... which I had to delete manually. Not too bad, but basically the same thing is happening every few days.

    I guess the Matrix just likes me. ;-)

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Unfortunately, recent spamming attacks necessitate comment moderation prior to posting. Thanks for leaving a comment - I'll get to it shortly!