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Comment spam - John C. Kirk

Oct. 31st, 2011

04:29 pm - Comment spam

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I screen all anonymous comments to this blog so that I can keep the spam under control. I still have to read the junk comments, but at least nobody else does. I've recently noticed an increase in spam, e.g. I've already had 2 today. That's pretty low by email standards, but it's fairly high for LJ, particularly compared to the number of legitimate comments I get.

I've now adjusted my privacy settings to turn on CAPTCHA for anonymous users, and I'll see whether that makes any difference. I realise it's a nuisance for real people who want to comment here, and I am sorry about that. Hopefully it won't affect you if you use OpenID or Facebook authentication.

Are other people noticing a similar increase in spam, or is it just me?

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From:simplypeachy
Date:October 31st, 2011 05:16 pm (UTC)
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I only recall having two or three ever! I see the bane of popularity is visiting you ;-)
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From:stagknight
Date:November 1st, 2011 04:08 pm (UTC)
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I've not noticed any on my LJ, but I don't have any recent unlocked posts.
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