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Recourse against "personal blog" spam (6 posts)

  1. phonakins
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Lately I've been getting a few people posting comments that say "visit my blog" or "my blog is about blah blah blah visit me". Delete deleete delete! But is there anything else people suggest doing to prevent it? (I have first time commenter moderation on, so they always get themselves filtered)

    Oh and I'm not the only one.

  2. vkaryl
    Posted 9 years ago #

    If they're "real people" as opposed to bots, there's not much you can do beyond the moderating you're already using....

  3. If the comments all have common themes, then they're probably bots and can be blocked with your moderation list or blacklist. Other solutions can be found here: http://codex.wordpress.org/Combating_Comment_Spam

    If these are legitimate human beings advertising legitimate personal blogs, then there is little you can do to stop them short of simply deleting their comments after the fact.

  4. phonakins
    Posted 9 years ago #

    They're real people. They're just annoying people who don't deserve to be taking up my time :p

  5. If they have a common username, email, URL, or IP just add it to your moderation list. Personally, I'd recommend going a step further and add their URL to your Comment Blacklist. You'll never see their site-promoting comments again. More info: http://codex.wordpress.org/Combating_Comment_Spam#Comment_Blacklist

  6. phonakins
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I haven't actually used one of the nukers or whatever since 1.5, because I've found moderation to be working well enough for me. But I may have to implement it again one day. Silly spammers making life difficult.

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