__/ [John Bokma] on Friday 02 September 2005 21:40 \__
> It seems there is another blogspam run:
> Your blog is very interesint
> Fri Sep 2 02:05:59 2005 22.214.171.124
> Good blog with interesing information!
> Fri Sep 2 16:14:56 2005 126.96.36.199
> Interesting info
> Fri Sep 2 20:18:43 2005 188.8.131.52
> All times in GMT
> From the looks, unrelated IP addresses, I would guess that zombies are
> used to do this spamming.
> I just changed my minimal message length to 80 :-)
> Next step will be renaming some input fields (e.g. calling author url ;-)
Join the club, John. I tried changing default fields (are you using
'in-house' forms by the way?), added CAPTCHA, added many filters including
Spaminator. I still struggle to purge about 50-100 messages per day in 2
sites. Only 10% will bubble through, but it is enough to upset a webmaster.
If not erased quickly enough, it only encourages more.
Save the trouble, John. Changes will only cater as a temporary solution.
Consider closing comments altogether. I know I do.
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