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I fear there is a new wave of comment spam in the works

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January 26th, 2005
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The comment spam floods have subsided very suddenly and it can only mean that the spammers are re-grouping or working on some killer app in the spamming world.
I am afraid that can only mean more trouble for us bloggers. Stay tuned.

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  1. Podz (11 comments.) says:

    Agreed – all my logs show are legitimate enquiries…

    spooky …

  2. craig (19 comments.) says:

    I’ve been getting my usual steady stream, which has been nicely handled by Kitten’s Spaminator. I’m sure the spammers are probably going to “punish us” for the rel=”nofollow” nonsense that we are supposed to be so thankful for.

  3. Klintron (2 comments.) says:

    Until today WP-Hashcash had been working great for me. But now when I make a new post to my coffee blog, I instantly get a new spam comment. Creepy! Anyone know how they’re doing this or how to stop it?

  4. Kafkaesquí (5 comments.) says:

    I’ve seen a switch to referer spamming on my site, which I’ve never really understood the logic behind (logical spammers? Hah!).

  5. Brian (2 comments.) says:

    I’ve been getting hit the other weekend, but yea, it seems to have tapered off.

  6. David Russell (32 comments.) says:

    Well thanks to all the idiots who put in NoFollow (which does nothing a good comment+trackback spam filter couldn’t do more effectively) on a permanent basis, the spammers will now more likely switch to other methods of comment+trackback spamming that are more difficult to filter. thanks all you G$-lovers out there!



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