I’d rather be blogging about something else, but after a raft of stupid “Neat Blog”, “I agree”, “Cool Blog I’ll be back” comments, often from the same IP with faked emails, appearing on very old posts (ones that pop up on Google), I have taken another level of blog protection. Taking a cue from Greg’s […]
It’s been a while since I’ve gotten riled up by blog comment spam roaches, especially true since SpamKarma is doing a real bang up job of stopping them before they get far into my WordPress site. But wow.’. check out Tom Coates’ PlasticBag post On Cillit Bang and a new low for marketers…, a detailed […]
The demo blog I set up for the Low Threshold Applications site as the pro-bestiality cluns, the online gambling groups, and the freaky flesh photographers and their assorted scary friends have been paying daily visits. I have a new scheme which has plugged them up pretty good, so I am hoping to get a good […]
Grrrrrrr, you’d think perhaps on freakin’ mother’s day, the spam roaches might be doing something, but they obviously have no birth mothers, hatched in the sewers form when they came. 6 blog spams related to a topic I will not even defile this dog house with, all sent to a single post in span of […]
Woah, I lifted a rock on post about the pachyderm project from last month, and 6 spam roaches came scurrrying out. It seems the thoughtful folks at Cykan*ax were so impressed with the educational possibilities of Pachyderm that they wanted to share their “fantasies”, “group activities”, and other things about beasts, though they seemed to […]
It’s been a while since I posted about those smelly blog spam cock roaches… mainly because the MTBlacklist Plugin has been quietly running in the background. However, in the last two days the number and frequency of blogspam has picked up. You can identify them quite easily when the comments are emailed to you– especially […]
I thought I really had nailed a blog spammer by tracking down the internet provider, documenting, and submitting all the information to the appropriate abuse contact. What I got in return was zilch.
Why would an internet provider protect me from spammers? They might be paying customers and I am not.
More detective work with analysis of web server logs with AWstats shows that poor spammers are unable to find their links on my web site. Alas! What is a roach to do!
Does that mean that they will target me next? No luck, as they are blocked at the door by the MTBlacklist army boot. Does this mean that they are looking for the fruits of their spam roach labor? Too bad, no signs here…
The euphoria of stomping out blog spam cockroaches may be short-lived. Mark Pilgrim lays out the depressing, sobering truth on weblog spam [dive into mark]. Mark sez the good times will last last than a month… And then the spammers will strike back. They’ll complain to your ISP that you’re spamming, and your ISP will […]
Adam Kalsey provides the rallying cry to in his Comment Spam Manifesto. Also check out Adam’s story of nailing a blog spam roach where it hurts. What you failed to understand is that bloggers are smarter, better connected, and more technologically savvy than the average email user. We control the medium that you are now […]