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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Sign of the times...

Today I removed a spam post. This one was about Warhammer Online, walkthroughs and crap like that. Maybe even some gold selling, but I didnt read it long enough to make sure.

Obviously not material I want on my blog, as it had nothing to do with Space Wolves (which was what they had inserted their comment under).

Sadly, this was not the first one Ive dumped, the other was something that had nothing to do with mini wargaming in the slightest sense (though Im pretty sure someone could have made terrain out of it...).

For now, Im not making any changes, as the spam is slow enough for me to catch. If it starts speeding up, I might have to set it to approval, and none of us want that.

Oddly enough, this fills me with a small amount of pride. My little corner of the tubes (prolly right under the mens room closest to a taco bell) is good enough to be spammed... huh...

5 comments:

Admiral Drax said...

Yeah - I saw another of those today - from a Santa Cruz Warhammer post, I think!

They say imitation is the sicerest form of flattery...

Elazar The Glorified said...

I had the same thing on my blog this morning. Posted by a member called numberkingdom. Shall be keeping my eyes peeled, as you say. Don't want to have to resort to an approval comment system :( But don't want my blog to become a refuge for spammers.

Tristan said...

Got one today too from numberkingdom. Also don't want to add the approval to commenting :(

eriochrome said...

Usually word verification keeps them down but the I get an email for each that I can go back and delete. Comment rate is low enough that removing them is not a problem.

bigred said...

Based on BoLS' experience I recommend you use manual comment moderation for posts older than a couple weeks.

The real spam threat isn't them posting a link or two in your current comments, but throwing up a crazy 2-page linkfest to all kinds of crap sites in a post from last year.

The easiest way to catch these is to run google searches limited to your domain for spam keywords, and you'll find them. Those are the ones that can cause the most longterm SEO damage.