Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Comment Moderation

A certain spammer from, I suspect, Taiwan, has now gamed the system to leave multiple comments at one push of a button. Probably locking the barn door after the horse has bolted, but will now be moderating comments for awhile.

13 comments:

Caio Fernandes said...

i am upsat for know this , and you are right about this .

California Girl said...

Just saw this. I noticed a bunch of Oriental characters on my comments for a while. I trashed them. I notice them on other blogs as well but no idea where they come from.

ArtSparker said...

Thanks, Caio - I will probably just moderate for a week before testing the waters.

Jasmine said...

Oh dear, i think I'm going to have to do the same. My computer was out of action for most of last week due to a virus from click jacking. Cant risk that happening again.

subtorp77 said...

I too had the same problem. I just deleted them. Haven't see any in a while, after that( knock wood )...

ArtSparker said...

Sub - The scary thing was the getting twenty at once. Months ago, I got them from the same spammer but one by one. Have reported it to google.

notmassproduced said...

what a pain!

ArtSparker said...

Kate - can one be off subject on one's blog? I just had to deal with my landlord, and compared to some things, comment moderation is a pleasure.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

damn spam.....I had a spell where I was hit with huge long comments filled with chinese characters and hotlinks....unless it's someone I know I delete any comment with embedded links, call me paranoid i embrace the label completely....

I recently eliminated word verification and I may jinx it but so far so good....maybe it comes in waves....

Tammie Lee said...

darn drat and many others. No worries...

Spirithelpers

Son of Incogneato said...

Some jerk always has to put a spanner in the works. Oh well, that's the Internet for you.

Cheers!

subtorp77 said...

ArtSparker, never that many here! Wow. I read some of the comments on the help bloggo about blocking but they can still get round it, if they're determined. Maybe my copyright warnings scared 'em...or not.

jude said...

went thru that too.