Phil Sim

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Blog spam

Is it just me or is the level of blog spam just ever-increasing.

At the moment, I look through the recent comments since I’ve paused the regular blogging of Squash and I’m getting two or three spam blog comments every day, something I’m sure was not nearly such a problem six months ago.

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21 Responses

  1. Percy says:

    Yeah, blog spam has been increasing quite a bit. The number of spam comments I have on my blog is almost equal to the sum of the number of posts and non-spam comments. I guess BS is a good short-form for blog spam, since most of it is that anyway.🙂

  2. staycooldad says:

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    Nah … no problems at all.

  3. Darren says:

    you could come over to my place made – I’ll show you blog spam. I’m getting hit with over 2 to 3 thousand a day!🙂 Thank goodness for tools like akismet which stop 99% of them.

  4. Dan Warne says:

    I’m surprised you’re only getting a few a day. We get 50 – 300 a day at APC (outweighing the number of real comments by many multiples). Thank goodness Akismet catches all of them.

  5. Alex says:

    To Percy- BS is a good way to describe it. That’s pretty funny.

  6. Stu says:

    I’ve noticed that as well.

    I’ve been getting ~150 a day, all of which are concentrated on one particular post. I’m not sure whether Michael Arrington’s conjured up the forces of the interweb in a bid to crush all dissent but, just to be on the safe side, I’ve made a mental note never to cross swords with Team TechCrunch ever again.

  7. mhedayat says:

    i thought we were getting spam posts? do you think they were spam comments? in any case, whatever they were they were too numerous to count and caused me to cut over to wordpress from blogger. and i’m talking about a bar association blog, so the recipients were kind of stuffed-shirts about it anyway. not a good scene. i’ve never hated spam so much in my life.

    m. hedayat

  8. Phil Sim says:

    Dan, being on WordPress.com, I have Akismet working away so I’m actually referring to the stuff that gets through that. Nothing used to get through three months ago, but its a relatively steady flow now, which I’m assuming is an indication of either an overall increase or blog spam getting smarter.

  9. legalinfo says:

    Ive noticed pages with high pagerank tend to get more blog spam. Its kind of a side effect of a popular blog.

  10. I was getting about 50 a day. As my software is handmade (was a fun project) we made a couple of little mods and we now get none.

  11. David says:

    Mine has been getting hit especially hard over the last couple of weeks for some reason. Not sure what is going on. I guess the bright side is that I use MT-Blacklist, so it’s just allowing me to add more things for it to block downstream..? Good luck.. it’s a never-ending battle!

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