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[resolved] strange comments - some kind of spam? (6 posts)

  1. aleman
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    hi there,
    I've received some weird comments on my site. They don't have any hyperlinks but have been flagged as spam.
    The comments are reasonable enough but they have strange names such as "county sales tax" and "opthamologist" - completely out of context to my site.
    Am I being overly cautious here or are these some kind of spam I don't understand?
    -Al

  2. The comments are reasonable enough but they have strange names such as "county sales tax" and "opthamologist" - completely out of context to my site.

    It's spam. Real people use real-ish names, spam scripts use names like those. If you are not already, run Akismet.

  3. aleman
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    thanks Jan. The comments were flagged as spam by akismet.
    I don't really see the point in this spam - i.e. no links. bizarre.

  4. At a guess, the spammers probably hoped to litter blogs with keywords and then get their real link spam onto those blogs.

    By getting the bogus names onto a blog, that would effect the search results.

  5. mrmist
    Forum Janitor
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Often the link is left in the commenter meta-info posted, rather than the comment itself.

  6. aleman
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    cheers guys. I blacklisted the IP these comments were coming from.

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