Any suggestions to stop sexual spam? (5 posts)

  1. Janetfl
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I get the occasional spam on my self hosted blog, but all of a sudden one group has targeted a particular page (they use at least 6 different ips). About 10+ sexual spam comments a day, and growing. (I think it could be getting closer to 30 so far today)

    So I deleted that page (which luckily is not a main one), and ensured that all comments were being held for moderation before going online.

    But they instantly moved to the new page that replaced the deleted one, even though it has a different name.

    My blog on wordpress.com doesn't have a problem because of the spam protection.

    Is there any way I can stop this before it gets worse?

    Thanks for your help in advance.


  2. whooami
    Posted 7 years ago #

    there is no "they" when dealing with spam. its all scripts. deleting posts and pages wont work, as you discovered.

    you need to use spam plugins, a couple of which seem to always be recommended:

    1. askimet
    2. bad behavior

  3. Janetfl
    Posted 7 years ago #


    I didn't realize that I could get the askimet as a plugin..

    Its on but is asking for a API key...what is it and where do I find one?

  4. whooami
    Posted 7 years ago #

  5. Janetfl
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Thank you whommami!!!!!!!!!

    Have a great day!

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