Spam status

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Something weird happened in November, I got hit by a truckload of Spam-comments and I spent a lot of time checking them out. A lot of the spam were from Romania, a wave of ‘nice’ comments were dropped with an intense pase. I also receive a lot of adult comments with a bunch of links in tham.

I am so glad i have Akismet who caught this early and flagged a lot of European spammers. Some were incorrectly flagged as spam but that is easy to fix but it takes a lot of time to go through all the comments.

I guess both LinkLove and being on follow-lists has its good and bad sides.

Here is my status now :


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Øyvind Lasse Høysæter

Born in 1971, fell in love with computing in 1983 because of Sinclair's masterpieces. Continued on the magic surrounding the C64, Amiga and moved to the PC world in 1990. Loves science fiction, programming, astronomy, my family and my job. (developer) :)

7 thoughts on “Spam status

  • 4 December 2008 at 16:30
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    I use bad behavior plugin with filters out 1000 visitors a week as well. You really do have a lot of spam. Here are my November stats

    Spam detected-189
    Ham detected-222
    Missed spam-9
    False positives-4

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  • 4 December 2008 at 16:35
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    Hmm I wonder what I do wrong.. I have submitted my blog to a number of directories, that might be it?

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  • 5 December 2008 at 1:22
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    I’m getting a boat load of “I love the post on blah blah blah and would like to translate it into German. I will give you a link back” on my book review blog. Askimet has tagged every one of them as spam and I felt like it was correct after seeing 16 of them in a row for various posts and all with the same couple of addresses.

    I also use bad behavior plugin on all of my blogs.

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  • 5 December 2008 at 6:56
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    Why dont you use anti spam filter. I am using peter-anti spam plugin which will generate a random characters as image and then the commentator of the blog will also have to fill it to submit the comment.

    After i installed it. I am not getting spams.

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    • 5 December 2008 at 11:41
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      I thought it was enough with AKismet.. Maybe I should install bad behaviour as well and a challenge plugin.

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  • 9 December 2008 at 21:44
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    Akismet rocks. But every now and then I get a whole truckload of comments that make it past, but it is better than nothing. When I look at the history of spam that was blocked, I am very thankful.

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