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  • I’ve been in a battle with a spammer lately. Got hit one day with 2,000 comments. I’ve since used a plugin to require commenters to enter a string shown in an image.

    Great. Now a spammer (same guy?) is coming at my with trackback-spam.

    He pings the correct URL, and voila, his junk messages appear with comments.

    I’ve gotten rid of trackbacks for now, but I do like having them available.

    Has anyone else had this problem? What can be done to combat/prevent this?

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  • Moderator James Huff


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    I am still using 1.2.2 as I don’t relish the amount of work involved with upgrading, should the upgrade overwrite the files that give my weblog its appearance.

    You don’t have to worry about losing your blog’s appearance. Just follow the upgrade instructions and pay close attention to the “Upgrading Old Templates” part.

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