Comment spam ramping up

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In the last week Vic, Richard, Dennis and I have all made mention of comment spammers in their blogs.

I wonder how automated the spammers are, and if renaming the fields in the form would help. I have a feeling they're not completely automated, as I saw two consecutive spams that looked like they'd made a typo in the first one and so got it right in the second.

I'm also considering moving this into mysql, as I read in the link on Richard's page, someone else had had a massive spam attack, and could easily remove them all with a simple line of sql code. I'd hate to have to delete a big attack one by one using the MT interface.. :(


It's Friday tomorrow!!


Jonathan Ezor said:

Add me to the list of someone to whom this happened. I'm glad to see others are thinking about it. {Jonathan}

October 17, 2003 2:30 AM


Striker said:

Yet another one for your list. was hit so hard that I shut the site down for a while. Removing all those spam comment entries via the MT interface was VERY painful.

October 20, 2003 5:54 AM


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