Has Anyone else been getting just bombarded with this g-d-damn spamming bot that always leaves the same stupid comment: “Hello! Good Site! Thanks you!” with some gibberish words after that comment? I’m having to manually delete anywhere from 20 to 30 of them every single day across my blogs. Akismet catches most of them, but some are still getting through.
Is it possible to ban the phrase “Hello! Good Site! Thanks you!”? IF a comment matches that phrase, it gets banned or put into the spam column? Putting the phrase in the comments blacklist box seems a bit too dangerous.
Thousands. Personally, with our webhosting and over in wp.com land. I’ve been watching the IP addresses but looks like it’s all over the place. Looks like a large series of trojaned boxes. The linked domains are usually different as well.
That’s probably why Akismet hasn’t caught on. There’s no pattern with IP addresses, URLs or content.
edit: BB appears not to be cacthing them either. At least that’s what we’ve gotten back from a couple of anto-Akismet diehards that I host.