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  • Hi everyone,
    I too was attacked by this new spam bot called texas holden and online poker. I will be installing the Wpblacklist suggested but I realized that it started at the same time as I signed up for Blogexplosion at http://www.blogexplosion.com/ which brings me to think that maybe the spam was caused by that.
    Maybe it’s just a coincidence, but I would like to ask anyone who has the same problem, if by any chance they had also signed up for this new Blogexplosion?
    Thanks
    Lise
    http://over-50-and-kicking.com

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  • TechGnome

    @techgnome

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    has any one else had this problem? uh, yeah…. a quick search would have shown that…..
    here’s a little help:
    Search Forums for ‘texas holden’

    Doesn’t BlogExplosion install a funky piece of software that checks where you are going, how long you are looking etc?

    I’ve been getting casino, poker, and every other kind of spam comment under the sun for a year, so this isn’t new, and it’s certainly not exclusive to WordPress.

    I’m getting that too … from poker-rooms-777.com … spammer is using a spoofed IP address and a fake email. Is there any way to set wordpress to auto delete comments that match certain criteria?

    @threevolve,
    did you try a search for comment spam? there are a lot of tricks how to defend your blog.

    just got hit last night…not a member of anything

    I’ve deleted my wp-comments-post. php file, disabled comments, installed WP Blacklist, and I STILL get the spam comments from the “poker” guy. Any help?

    davezor: Does your blacklist include the poker guy’s URL? If it does and you still get comments from him, then you either haven’t activated WPBlacklist or you have things going to the moderation queue and you think that comments have been posted when they are only in the moderation queue – the ones in the moderation queue are in a slightly different colour 🙂

    I just got WP, and I havent been really using it. I was just playing around with it, and it wasnt even accesible from any of my pages on the site. yet somethow I got spammed by that poker room 777 bot.

    yes the url is blocked and yes WPblacklist is activated. I am also not receveing comments to approve/dissapprove from “poker”.

    I’ve also disabled commenting, checked the box for all comments to be validated and all that stuff. None of it works and as soon as I post a new post, a comment appears right away.

    davezor: That sounds extremely weird. Do you want to mail me off-list with your site URL (my e-mail addy is at the top of my site – which can be accessed by clicking on my name on the right) so that I can take a look?

    I’m did not sign up for blogexplosion and over the past two days I’ve deleted about 80 spams from an online casino. Just this morning I got up to find another 20 waiting moderation. I’m going to try wp blacklist because even though wp catches the spam words and sends those comments to moderation, it’s still annoying. Spam sucks.

    I did not sign up for Blogexplosion but the new Blog is getting spammed by Texas Holdem, Et Al anyway. According to my MySQL database, the bot did not register for a password, so now I can’t block the Bot, and will have to manually delete. What a royal nuisance. Not sure if the Blog is worth keeping. In my opinion, this is a critical weakness for Word Press, because any of us with Blogs could accidentally end up hosting a free message service for gambling casinos, pornography, or terrorists who could use our Blogs to transmit their messages around the world.

    Hi folks,
    had the same problem with this idiot of the casino… now i know my post could sound a bit naive and probably we would not accomplish much… but these are the details of the owner of the domain name of the sit who hit me:
    [blockquote]Registrant:
    Domains by Proxy, Inc.
    15111 N Hayden Rd., Suite 160
    PMB353
    Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
    United States
    Registered through: GoDaddy.com
    Domain Name: TEXAS-HOLDEM-0.COM
    Created on: 26-Aug-04
    Expires on: 26-Aug-05
    Last Updated on: 11-Oct-04
    Administrative Contact:
    Private, Registration TEXAS-HOLDEM-0.COM@domainsbyproxy.com
    Domains by Proxy, Inc.
    15111 N Hayden Rd., Suite 160
    PMB353
    Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
    United States
    (480) 624-2599 Fax —
    Technical Contact:
    Private, Registration TEXAS-HOLDEM-0.COM@domainsbyproxy.com
    Domains by Proxy, Inc.
    15111 N Hayden Rd., Suite 160
    PMB353
    Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
    United States
    (480) 624-2599 Fax —
    Domain servers in listed order:
    NS1.VHOSTED.BIZ
    NS2.VHOSTED.BIZ
    [/blockquote]
    Anyway I have been to the site of the registrar indicated above (www.domainsbyproxy.com) and presented a full report of what happened: I urge all of you who have had the same problem to do the same and contact the registrars of the domains who caused you troubles to have them shut down, and possibly have their “owners” prosecuted according to US law.

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