One of my other blogs had been hit and hit hard by spammer comments advertising headphones. This morning I noticed this one here on this blog:
That’s specifically aimed at human-powered paid-to-comment spam. I would rather already have excellent-quality comments than the next quantity of comments.tour headphones Sadly, I’m nonetheless getting an awful lot of spam comments (what’s up, Akismet?), so I think it’s time to install some additional defense layers.
The words “tour headphones” were a link, of course. Subtle, it was not. But I found it extremely ironic and ultimately amusing that the comment itself talked about spam. If you pick a few phrases from that comment you’ll find the exact same thing on other blogs / boards as well, or at least I did when I searched.
I’ve decided to contact the headphone manufacturer directly and let them know that I will never buy their products. Ever. Might not change anything, but it will make me feel better.
Oh, and I added specific code to my anti-spam process to look for this particular type of link.