I was wondering if anybody could offer me some advice. I have had WordPress up for a while not and I’ve encountered a few bots that have spammed random posts. This is fine by me, the spam filters trap them ok however today I have a new pest.
A bot advertising for http://www.texas-holdem-0.com has been posting comments all day — it started from the newest post on my blog and has been working its way up the list. I seem to get a new one every few minutes and I assume that I am not the only other wordpress user out there affected by this. Basically the bot does not post anything but some random text, it is a proper sentence that contains no links so my filter let it through for the first twenty or so posts. The URL it gives is to the website listed above and I assume the site is going to a rankings boost on google or is aiming to lure people to click through to their site using profound statements like “What progress we are making. In the Middle Ages they would have burned me. Now they are content with burning my books”.
I have added the IP address to my filter (and the word Texas) and it wordpress is emailing me updates. It seems the bot posts approximatly once every 15 minutes. I don’t mind this as its a documented trail and might come in useful later. What I want to do is complain to the ISP hosting the bot and to the ISP or connectivity provider or the website to see if I can put a stop to this. I am sure it contravenes the TOS no matter where they are hosted. I can’t find the relevent information on internic, however I really don’t want to get emails for the next week as it works its way through the hundreds of posts I have made.
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