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5 Comments

Comment by Luke Hutteman #
2005-04-21 21:27:46

You got a blog with comments enabled, but don’t have a spam problem? How’d you manage that?

Spammers aren’t smart enough yet to bypass the [Preview] button?

Comment by Phil Ringnalda #
2005-04-21 22:05:07

Yup, in something like 15 months I’ve had two spambot runs of ten or fifteen comments, just someone showing me that they could (and I wouldn’t be surprised if it was someone I know), but other than that I get a couple of hand-entered spams every five or six days, and maybe once a month a string of eight or ten hand-entered by near-slave-labor, and my only protection is forced preview (well, and forced validation, though I don’t know how many that actually stops). I see by my Activity Log that in the last ten minutes, one or the other has stopped 197 ”flooder or nonvalidator” comments. Persistent cuss, with just one IP address; might have to Deny from for a bit, for the good of my host, if he’s not done yet.

Once upon a time, I used a fancy genuine time-limited single-use nonce, but it was a lot of trouble to keep hacking in, so now I just put my trust in Jacques. There was a time when I worried that it would get popular enough to stop working, but we’ve sure had a good long run so far. Kind of a shame, since one of my next manipulative moves was going to be ”moderation for everything, unless you PGP-sign your comment.”

Comment by Jacques Distler #
2005-04-21 22:46:46

You get a lot more hand-entered comment spam than I do. Mine are all on my ”blogging-tech” posts (invariable coming in on a Google search). Since you have a lot more of those, I guess it stands to reason that you get a lot more spam as well.

At some point, the comment spammers decide that greener pastures lie elsewhere. I reached that point a year and a half ago and have really stopped thinking about comment spam.

Trackback spam … now there’s another story.

 
 
 
Comment by moha #
2005-05-01 12:36:55

i need proxies

Comment by Phil Ringnalda #
2005-05-01 18:17:31

Not nearly as badly as you need some idea of where you are.

 
 
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