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And the spam keeps coming

Seems like there’s been an uptick in comment spams lately. I’ve had new comments to delete and new URLs to add to my spam blacklist most days over the last two weeks. I even had my first trackback spam in there. The blacklist has been successful at stopping about half of the spammers, but new URLs keep popping up.

I see that one of the features of Movable Type 3.0 will be comment registration. That’s not a road I want to go down, as it seems more trouble than it’s worth. I’ve got plenty of logons and passwords to remember, and I don’t want to add to anyone else’s burden on that. And all to deal with people who want to take advantage of sites like this for their own gain. Such an annoyance.

UPDATE: Naturally, in the time it took me to write this, another comment spam appeared. Grrr.

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  1. Linkmeister says:

    It’s a pain in the backside, I guess, but you could get a newsreader and subscribe to the blacklist RSS feed, then update it more regularly than you do now. (I say this knowing I should do that as well, but not having so far followed my own suggestion).

  2. Except that I’m mostly getting spammed by sites that aren’t yet in the master blacklist. Sucks to be ahead of the curve sometimes.