Comment Spam

Hi… Are you a frequent blogger?

How do you handle COMMENT SPAM?

You know, the evil spam that is added by unscrupulous humans with no ethics that try to get their links added to your blog by posting COMMENT SPAM.

This blog is not really heavily trafficed and yet I get 20-50 comment spams a day… Yeeeesh!

What’s the solution?


Derek Scruggs writes:

One thing I did was change the name of my comments script. I’m sure the spammers will figure this out eventually, but since I did it I haven’t received a single comment spam.

Comment provided January 8, 2005 at 8:01 PM


richard writes:

With both MovableType and WordPress, I found the renaming of the comment script pointless. It would grant a short break in the attack, but many spammers also utilise spiders… and if you link to a comment form, the spider will find it.

The only thing I’ve found to really work is SpamKarma for WordPress;

My worst day was in excess of 500 spams in one morning…. that afternoon I installed spamkarma and have received NO spam comments since.

Comment provided January 11, 2005 at 6:18 PM


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