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Comment Spam

By M. Sean Gilligan | "M. Sean Gilligan" <seanlist@...> | M_Sean_Gilligan
September 15, 2004 | Post #1173 | Topic #1173

I just (temporarily) disabled comments on vBlog Central, I was spending too much time deleting links to on-line poker sites. (http://www.vblogcentral.com/archives/000097.html) We've been planning an upgrade to MT 3.1, which has a handful of new features that should eliminate this problem. Then we'll be able to re-enable comments. I also found a good article on the problem: http://ojr.org/ojr/glaser/1095201311.php (via Dan Gillmor's eJournal -- http://weblog.siliconvalley.com/column/dangillmor/) What problems and/or solutions have other people encountered? -- Sean -- --------------------------------------------------------------------------- M. Sean Gilligan : 831-466-9788 x11 Catalla Systems, Inc. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- [View]



Re: [videoblogging] Comment Spam

By Eric Rice | Eric Rice <eric@...> | audioblogdotcom
September 15, 2004 | Post #1174 | Topic #1173

--Apple-Mail-1-965702694 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Type: text/plain; charset=WINDOWS-1252; delsp=yes; format=flowed Knock on wood, but I use a Blogware-powered system through Blogmedia.com = (Where I have my blogcast.com/blognews.com sites)... It has user registra= tion for comments which seems to work. Haven't had nearly as many problem= s as I did with MT pre-3.1. But I didn't switch just because of that. Fea= tures seduced me too. :-) Eric On Sep 15, 2004, at 1:25 AM, M. Sean Gill= igan wrote: > I just (temporarily) disabled comments on vBlog Central, I w= as > spending too much time deleting links to on-line poker sites.=A0 >= (http://www.vblogcentral.com/archives/000097.html) > > We've been plannin= g an upgrade to MT 3.1, which has a handful of new > features that should= eliminate this problem.=A0 Then we'll be able to > re-enable comments. >= > I also found a good article on the problem: > http://ojr.org/ojr/glas= er/1095201311.php > (via Dan Gillmor's eJournal -- > http://weblog.silic= onvalley.com/column/dangillmor/) > > What problems and/or solutions have o= ther people encountered? > > -- Sean > > -- > > ----------------------= ------------------------------------------------- > ---- > M. Sean Gillig= an=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 : 831-466-9788 = x11 > Catalla Systems, Inc. > > ---------------------------------------= -------------------------------- > ---- > > > > Yahoo! Groups Sponsor > > = ADVERTISEMENT > <lrec_companion_043004.gif> > <l.gif> > > Yahoo! Groups Lin= ks > > =95 To visit your group on the web, go to: > http://groups.yahoo.c= om/group/videoblogging/ > =A0 > =95... [View]



Re: [videoblogging] Comment Spam

By Adrian Miles | Adrian Miles <adrian.miles@...> | adrianlmiles
September 15, 2004 | Post #1175 | Topic #1173

On 15/09/2004, at 6:25 PM, M. Sean Gilligan wrote: > What problems and/or solutions have other people encountered? turning off comments :-) there is also a list of options listed at: http://www.elise.com/mt/archives/000246concerning_spam.php cheers Adrian Miles +++++++++++++++++++++ http://hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog/vlog/ [View]



Re: [videoblogging] Comment Spam

By Jay Dedman | Jay Dedman <jay@...> |
September 15, 2004 | Post #1179 | Topic #1173

> What problems and/or solutions have other people encountered( w/comment > spam)? Ive only ever gotten one spam comment. what does this mean? that a spammer doesnt think my site is good enough? my site is plenty good for tellimg people about gambling and porn. does someone have to actually comment by hand...or are they done by spam robots? -- Jay Dedman Manhattan Neighborhood Network 537 West 59th NY NY 10019 212 757 2670 ext.312 http://www.mnn.org [View]



Re: [videoblogging] Comment Spam

By Joshua Kinberg | Joshua Kinberg <jkinberg@...> | joshkinberg
September 15, 2004 | Post #1180 | Topic #1173

------=_Part_970_13942680.1095262693509 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="ISO-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Comment spam is usually done by an automated spider or robot. I use MT-Blacklist for my MovableType blog (http://www.jayallen.org/projects/mt-blacklist/). It doesn't stop the spam, but it helps you remove multiple instances of comment spam at once. But, I find myself having to manage the comment spam more often, especially as the number of entries on my blog increases. There is another plugin for MT that closes comments on entries after a certain period of time (http://mt-plugins.org/archives/entry/closecomments.php), so for instance, comments would not be enabled on posts more than 2 weeks old. This might be a decent solution for some people. Check the MT plugin directory for more info: http://mt-plugins.org --Josh On Wednesday, September 15, 2004, at 11:08AM, Jay Dedman <jay@...> wrote: > ><<Original Attached>> ------=_Part_970_13942680.1095262693509 Content-Type: TEXT/HTML; charset=ISO-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit <html><body> <tt> <BR> > What problems and/or solutions have other people encountered( w/comment <BR> > spam)?<BR> <BR> Ive only ever gotten one spam comment.<BR> what does this mean?<BR> that a spammer doesnt think my site is good enough?<BR> my site is plenty good for tellimg people about gambling and porn.<BR> <BR> does someone have to actually comment by hand...or are they done by spam <BR> robots?<BR> <BR> <BR> -- <BR> Jay Dedman<BR> Manhattan Neighborhood Network<BR> 537 West 59th<BR> NY NY 10019<BR> 212 757 2670 ext.312<BR> http://www.mnn.org<BR&gt; </tt> <br> </body></html> ------=_Part_970_13942680.1095262693509-- [View]



Comment Spam

By Susan | "Susan" <kitykity@...> | kity1kity
September 12, 2005 | Post #22250 | Topic #1173

I had a conversation with someone last week about comment spam... and I noticed that "Dropped Frames" had a post about it in their blog, so I'm sharing it with you here... http://droppedframes.blogspot.com/2005/08/comment-spam.html See, I'm not the only one! ;) --Suz [View]



Re: [videoblogging] Comment Spam

By Randolfe Wicker | Randolfe Wicker <rhwicker@...> | humancloner1997
September 12, 2005 | Post #22275 | Topic #1173

--Boundary_(ID_2P+2K1duRV13fNv7MeQ29w) Content-type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1 Content-transfer-encoding: 7BIT That was very interesting Susan. I think we've gotten hit a few times on this list by spammers. However, I can only wonder about people who are semi-spammers or just crafty salespeople. For instance, people on this list are probably pretty well off, generally speaking. On the advice of people on this list, I've purchased hosting space, a new computer, a LCD monitor. I am certain that their advice was genuine and real. In fact, I appreciated the input from all--including many who advised me to choose a different computer or to get a far less expensive Mac. However, while looking around at the pmachine site (which you gave me in an off-line answer to a specific question about systems you used) I found an offer I had seen previously on the Dreamhost site--they give you 10% commissions (and at Dreamhost continuing commissions as long as the person you referred continues as a customer--I didn't read as carefully at pmachine) on purchases made through referrals. Spam doesn't worry me. We can spot spam. However, would anyone really be able to spot a tech-informed promoter for good products whether they be Apple computers or Sony Cameras or some sort of conversion software or whatever? In a world where large corporations pay to just have their product sitting on the table in Soap Operas and Movies, isn't their reason to be paranoid? By the way, I'm... [View]



Re: Comment Spam

By Jack Nelson | "Jack Nelson" <jack@...> | mexiculture
September 12, 2005 | Post #22313 | Topic #1173

--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, "Susan" <kitykity@g...> wrote: > I had a conversation with someone last week about comment spam... and > I noticed that "Dropped Frames" had a post about it in their blog, so > I'm sharing it with you here... > > http://droppedframes.blogspot.com/2005/08/comment-spam.html > > See, I'm not the only one! ;) No you're not. John August (he wrote the screenplay for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) has a screenwriting blog and he's got a kind of home brew comment spam blocker http://johnaugust.com/archives/2005/hey-why-didnt-my-comment-get-posted block them friggin spammers! Jack [View]