Tag Archives: Spam

Comment Spam

Patrick Lambert over at Dendory Blog has a really nice solution to comment spam. He noticed that he never receives any comment spam and decided to investigate why. It turns out that his immunity is an artifact of the way … Continue reading

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You Can't Make This Stuff Up

Just when you think you've heard it all, we get a story like this. Scum spammers, masquerading as SEO consultants, have recently been flooding blogs with comment spam for an insurance agency in Australia. We here at Irreal get spam … Continue reading

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Spam: There's A Lot Of That Going Around

Last week I wrote about a spike in forum spam that Irreal is seeing (1, 2). Of course, Irreal is a small site and even on our worst days we see at most 10–15 spam comments. Charlie Stross, a noted … Continue reading

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Spam Update

I'm seeing yet another spike in spam so I've reluctantly turned on moderation again. If NuCaptcha can plug the hole that appears to be allowing this spam I will, of course, turn it off again. Interestingly, one mystery is solved. … Continue reading

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Spam Raises Its Head Again

After a period of virtually no forum spam I'm seeing a spike in the amount of spam. This may be because of the recent NuCaptcha break or it may be due to the spammers using a Mechanical Turk-like strategy of … Continue reading

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WordPress And Trackbacks

I'm a big fan of WordPress. I know a lot of people disagree but it works very well for me. It allows me to maintain a nicely laid out blog without spending a lot of time with administration. I do … Continue reading

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