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  1. CentralTrans
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am getting about twenty comments a day that are unreadable. They look similar to this.

    M8SJON dwbwdzgdhmjf, [url=http://jztpfglvhfwk.com/]jztpfglvhfwk[/url], [link=http://yqvghqmvufev.com/]yqvghqmvufev[/link], http://ultqydqvlagn.com/

    At first I thought this was spam, but I'm beginning to thing there is a bug. I have tried to duplicate this error, but the comments always work for me.

    any thought what could be causing this. I went ahead and approved one of these comments so you could see what they look like on the screen. the link is http://autotulsablog.com/2011/03/03/excellent-advice-to-get-cheap-car-rentals/

  2. Robert Heller
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Those sorts of comments are in fact spam. Some are inserted by scripts (some of which are in fact buggy) and some manually. Some of what is going on is testing to see if the spammer can in fact post random junk to your site and some of what is happening is the spammer checking to see what sort of meta characters work. The use of square brackets is an attempt to see if your blog comment entry form accepts a certian sort of markup (WordPress doesn't, but other blogs, wikis and formum systems do.)

    You should just spam these posts. You might want to consider some sort of human testing plugins and/or spam detection plugins to deal with this.

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