March 17, 2004

Is It Worth It? or, Return of the Spammers

No sooner did I fix the error to the commenting feature that I had created, allowing you good people to make interesting, helpful, and insightful comments, than I am innudanted with spam comments scattered throught the blog. They attempt to bury the spam deep in the blog, creating links by thinking that no one will notice. Then when I get Googlebotted, as I do daily, they increase in page rank.

Just in the last six hours or so, I got seven spam comments. Since I re-opened commenting I have had at least twice that many. Fortunately I can see all the recent comments with their porn links reagrdless of where they have been hidden in the blog. It just means I have to rebuild the site several times a day to get rid of them!

Normally I would ask myself what sort of scum would try to hijack someone else's website for their own end. When even the URLs have unmentionable content, not to mention the sites to which they link (I can easily assume), it is easy to tell what sort of scum they are.

However, to keep your speech free on my site, I will continue to fight them.

Does anyone else have this problem?

Posted by david at March 17, 2004 03:17 PM | TrackBack

get MT-blacklist. it's a great little plug-in; very easy to use.

I had the same problem... only I was getting 400 spam comments an hour from the notorious

Posted by: Katherine at March 17, 2004 11:17 PM

Thank you for that information, Katherine! I have downloaded it and now I'm seeing if I can't unpack it and install it.

Posted by: David at March 18, 2004 07:45 AM