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Spam Continuing to be a problem…

Faced with over 100 spam comments twice a day (all of which I feel I have to look at because once in a while a REAL comment is captured by my filter), I have been forced to shut off comments on several posts which seem to be the ones targeted. Unfortunately, some of these are recent posts. I will wait a few days, then turn comments back on.

Is anyone else out there getting this many spammers? It seems to be rather recent for me in terms of this volume.


  1. December 2, 2009    

    I’ve gotten a lot of spam too and thankfully my spam filter has caught all of them so far.

  2. December 2, 2009    

    Yes, just in the past few weeks, I have started getting several spam comments a day. Not 100s, thankfully, but it is getting annoying.

    I don’t want to have to turn word verification back on, but if it gets worse, I’ll have to.

  3. December 4, 2009    

    I’m having the same problem on older comments, so I had to turn on comment moderation for those posts. It’s a pain, but what else can you do?

  4. December 5, 2009    

    I’ve been getting about 2-3 comments in Chinese characters a day. At first I was concerned about censoring them b/c I certainly don’t want to not approve a comment just because it’s not in English. But then I plugged the comment into Google Translate and it was some kind of ad verbage for a hair care product. It’s really annoying. The same ad 2-3 times a day. . .

  5. December 6, 2009    

    Kathy: It is so frustrating, isn’t it?

    Rose City Reader: It seems to go in spurts, doesn’t it? I hate word verification…but sometimes there is no other choice.

    Anna: I have comment moderation on for new commenters only…and my spam filter seems to be catching most of these…but it annoys me nonetheless.

    Allie: I’ve been getting those chinese characters as well!!! Good for you for checking to see if they were legitimate…I just deleted them *laughs* I have found that shutting comments off of posts which are getting hit hard helps. I wait a day, then turn comments back on and they seem to go away.

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