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unusual # of comments from eastern Europe (5 posts)

  1. thecityalliance
    Posted 5 years ago #

    ??? am getting unusual # of "comments" asking for approval from other countries and unrelated to the log -- 23 so far? like >
    [Spam comment removed]

    Currently 22 comments are waiting for approval.

  2. Boyevul
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Spam. Akismet catching these? If so - ignore and delete. (Or do what I do and rummage through your Spam folder from time to time for a good laugh before /deleting all.)

    (edit: I'd remove the link from your post btw - it's usually in good taste not to link to spam sites.)

  3. thecityalliance
    Posted 5 years ago #

    thanks. will follow your advice

  4. spidermann
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Welcome to the club. :)

    Two of my sites are now getting hit with spam comments from Japan and Spain. Gibberesh stuff pulled from spammer twitter accounts and cross posted to the sites. The only common thread is a hashtag for a musical artist, so it seems someone is using bad methods to try and game Google and other search engine rankings.

    Akismet catches them and marks them spam, I delete them, and move on. Nothing more you can do about it except accept that it is a part of life on the web. The only permanent solution is to turn commenting off completely.

  5. Boyevul
    Posted 5 years ago #

    3 Solutions for spam
    (without turning comments off):

    - Make comments members only.
    - Bad Behavior
    - Any sort of "CAPTCHA" plugin.

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