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[Resolved] Are these comments safe to approve?

  • I just received these comments for moderation, but they look suspicious to me.

    Name: stork | URI: http://stork.dog-shampoo.info/archives/An-open-letter-to-th.php | IP: 216.9.82.85 | Date: August 3, 2006

    An open letter to the Candidates…

    nice…..

    Name: alex63058 | URI: http://alex63058.unique-golf-gift.info/archives/Proposal-for-Public-.php | IP: 154.35.47.59 | Date: August 3, 2006

    Proposal for Public Bus forum…

    nice…..

    These comments appeared at the same time, and as you can see, have the same comment. When I visited the url, it appeared that my posts had been grabbed.

    I did try to do a search on the various types of spam, but to be honest, I could not understand the information. These folks (I think that this is one person) are not registered, yet managed to post a comment. Is this trackback spam, pingback spam, or comment spam? Should I just label this as spam, and go on my merry way?

    Thanks!

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  • I wouldn’t let those through. They are most likely part of a scheme to raise the ratings of domains before they switch them over to actually promoting things.

    I’ve noticed this type of spam comment lately, too. I had the same thing happen to me and I didn’t let it through. I couldn’t figure out what the scam was though. I didn’t know what they were gaining by copying my post onto essentially a blank page with no ads or anything. I don’t get it.

    Thanks, [b]newflesh[/b] and [b}badMike[/b]. I don’t know what his scam is, either, so I tagged it as spam. I am afraid that I may get some bad action from Google if this guy has actually linked to my site, rather than just snagged my posts, though I’m quite peeved about that, too.

    I wouldn’t worry about that.

    I got 4 of them that aksimet caught as spam, and as a humorous side note, earlier i posted

    “I’m not even sure how many people read this danged thing anymore. I kinda fell out of the communities I was in and haven’t seen any traffic here in a while. At least noone that comments. Ok I take that back, I have had comments for gay porn, viagra, breast implants, penis enlargements, and anti depressants and diet pills. Kinda makes me wonder if I come off as an overweight, depressed presurgical trans sexual with under developed breats and concerns about post surgical impotence and size issues.”

    and within 5 minutes akismet caught a viagra spam trackback. thats my snicker for the day. But yeah thise “nice comments/trackbacks whatever are spam don’t approve them. Any time is says (one of mine for example) something like http://garage floor coverings . com it’s safe to assume it’s spam even if your link is attached. unless of course you are in the garage floor covering business:P

    Ok, thanks a bunch everyone!

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