Spam Explosion!

Written by rob on April 11, 2006 – 9:27 am -

Almost every blog out there today suffered a huge spam explosion, including this one. You may or may not have noticed it, but the ‘comment spam’ (spam left in the comments section of posts) was quite explicit. I managed to delete all 100+ messages, but that is only a temporary solution. Therefore, I am now requiring approval for every comment user. So, if you go to post a comment now, I will have to approve it. However, after I approve one comment all subsequent comments under the same name won’t need to be reapproved. This should keep the spammers at bay temporarily, while I tweak the filters.

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5 Comments to “Spam Explosion!”

  1. Bruce Says:

    yeah sorta wondered who posted with those names…even when i didnt see and comments left by them

  2. rob Says:

    It’s really annoying if you ask me 🙁 But I guess its a good sign that I got spammed… it means my blog is accessible on search engines.

  3. Bruce Says:

    lol yeah i searched eat your exam and some stuff came up but not your site…

    so i typed in eatyourexam and the first was ur site…then the rest were april fool sites that had urs as a site that fooled ppl :mrgreen:

  4. rob Says:

    I think Technorati is where the spam actually came from. Searching for Microsoft Office 2007 Preview used to put me as the first hit, but since the article is over a week old now it is on the second page. (Technorati lists the newest stuff first usually)

  5. ben Says:

    My ebay account got ‘spammed’ too, somehow.
    Someone put 19 sewing machines up for auction using my account.