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Less Blog- & Refererspam? (15 posts)

  1. orangeguru
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I hardly getting any comment or referer-spamming these days. Strange! What's the trend with my fellow bloggers? Do you get less or more?

  2. Lorelle
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'm getting so much less, it had me very worried.

    1) Is everything getting caught and I'm missing something? Checked and nope. It looks like most things that need to be caught are, and few real comments nailed by spam catchers.

    2) What are they really up to?

  3. Denis de Bernardy
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Mm... Maybe they're working on a pingback spam scheme.

  4. orangeguru
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks for the feedback.

    I was worried too - I guess we are all already so used to fighting spam that it is hard to believe when it gets less.

    Let's hope that they won't come up something new and even nastier.

  5. holographic
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    my ref karma logs haven't blacklisted anything for days now. I'm hoping it's not a case of 'calm before the storm', but I expect I'll be proved wrong :(

  6. James
    Happiness Engineer
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I've been getting less referral spam since blocking "pinappleproxy" and "ballaire", and BadBehavior is blocking over 600 automated hits on wp-comments-post.php per day.

  7. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 8 years ago #

    We've seen lulls before though ... I'm with holographic on this - wonder what's coming ?

  8. angsuman
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Same here. Things are quiet.

    Maybe they have become frustrated trying to spam WP users using such varied array of options :)

    I think they are revising their business plan and possibly found a cheaper alternative. Let's wait and see.

    podz> holographic on this
    Umm.. can you clarify that please. What do you mean by holographic in this context.

  9. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I think it is the calm before the storm.

  10. James
    Happiness Engineer
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I think they are revising their business plan and possibly found a cheaper alternative.

    Hopefully that cheaper alternative/business plan involves getting a different job in which people might respect you for what you do.

    As for Podz being with holographic, he meant the User "holographic", who posted earlier in this thread.

  11. orangeguru
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    @macmanx: That is still an extremly high number of attempts!

    It would be nice if the blogosphere/users would win at least one battle against spammers. *sniff*

  12. davidchait
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    it HAS slowed down this week, but is still there. but isn't going 24/7 like usual.

    There's one guy a lot of mine was coming from, he just keeps creating new URLs, but sending the same crap so it's automatically stopped. Hopefully he's maybe running out of money registering URLs that don't do anything. I've been thinking about reporting the URLs for spamming activity to the registrars and see if they'd do something...

    -d

  13. angsuman
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    @podz & macmanx
    Thanks for the clarifications.

    @macmanx
    I wish so too :)

  14. spider
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'm getting about 60 spams a day on the blog... ;^/

    I'm investigating options for controlling the flood!

  15. James
    Happiness Engineer
    Posted 8 years ago #

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