blog spam

Comment Spammers

January 12, 2004

Comment spamming is really becoming a huge pain in the neck for webloggers. It’s truly a battle. MT-Blacklist handles most of it, especially now that I have automated the updating of the blacklist, but there are still some that get through. Earlier this week I had one guy run a script that generated almost a […]

Automating MT-Blacklist

January 4, 2004

The best defense against the growing problem of comment spam that Movable Type powered weblog owners have is Jay Allen’s MT-Blacklist. If your weblog is built on MT then you simply must install this plugin. There is no better feeling than checking the activity log and seeing all of the comment spammers who have been […]

It Works!

October 3, 2003

I just had my first “Eureka” experience since implementing Jay Allen’s innovative Comment Neutrelizer spam busting macro. For the first couple of days after initially implementing the solution I found that I was still getting spam because the spammers were using URLs that I had not banned. No surprise there – I added them and […]

Clamping down on comment spammers

September 29, 2003

As I’ve written about before comment spamming is becoming a serious problem. After getting almost a dozen of them today I realized a couple of things: # Movable Type needs a power editing mode for comments (already has one for entries). # Time to automate removal of spam comments. Coincidently I had recently been asked […]