8,694 Spam Comments and Counting (via GroundUp)
April 5, 2011
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I decided to reblog this post here because the spam comments are picking up. On GroundUp, I have well over 9000 spams captured by that wonderful spam catcher, Askimet.
Today, I noticed three spam comments flagged by Askimet on this blog that missed their “catcher.” All three comments were to different blog posts and had different email addresses but they all promoted the same website with the same URL address. The comments made no sense relative to the post they were commenting on.
But the real give-away — the computer IP address for all three comments was the same. So, I did what I do to the very few spams that Askimet doesn’t catch automatically. I changed the comment to reflect the blog post, deleted the website and email addresses and let her rip. I figure if someone goes through all that trouble to spam me, I should return the favor by spending at least a little time on a proper response.