2005-08-30

Comment Spam

I'd like to say I've made the big time - big enough to get comment spam. But in this case, I think it is just a spam-bot, and it is hitting blogger's blogspot users randomly.
The good news is that there is a new option to make commenters fill in a picture box to block bot-based comment spam. My appologis to ligitimate commentors that you have to take this extra step.
I got hit a few times before this, but it was pretty small stuff. Not that yesterday's hit was that big. Just 7 comments. But all to the same entry. And at first glimpse they even look like ligitimate comments. Things like 'nice blog', etc. But the links definately look spam oriented. And all the entries were from 'anonymous'. And when I checked my site counter for the IP range, there were no visitors from that time. That says to me a bot that wasn't loading the image content.

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