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Comments June 14, 2011

Oh, The Irony…

Filed under: Anti-spam, Board Management — Dave Rathbun @ 9:23 am Comments Off 

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. :lol: 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. 8-)

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