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  • I’ve been using Akismet forever, and Bad Behavior since the beginning of the year. Lately I’ve been getting a notification or two per day that a (spam) comment is awaiting approval. It’s always on the SAME blog entry. I mark it as spam, of course.

    I suppose that entry could be the one that spammers are targeting, but I have assumed that spam comments to OTHER posts are being blocked and the post itself is somehow (?) more vulnerable and that Akismet/BB are ignoring it.

    I don’t have any proof of this, but it seems “weird” and I’m wondering what the deal is. I don’t want to delete the post as it’s an important part of my archive, but still…what’s going on do you think?

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  • Actually I’ve seen the same thing on my WPMu install when I blocked a Russian IP address and then later the entire Class C. They were focused on about 8 specific posts out of thousands and hitting only those again and again. A quick check of the logs showed they were only accessing those 8 posts and nothing else.

    Remember, we’re talking about spammers here. Not rocket scientists. 😉

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