[Gllug] OT Dealing with blog spam

Adrian McMenamin adrian at newgolddream.dyndns.info
Fri Jul 7 09:27:57 UTC 2006

On Fri, July 7, 2006 10:23 am, Martin A. Brooks wrote:
> Adrian McMenamin wrote:
>> I have noticed this url (snipped to ensure people don't click on it and
>> addmore spam) as a referrer on my blog - obviously I can block this IP
>> but
>> what else can I do to stop these people polluting the internet?
> The obvious answer is to simply not allow random strangers to add
> content to your site.  A less obvious answer is to use a blog engine
> that allows moderation of comments; comments don't become publically
> visible until approved.
I have something like the first (Bayesian filter), though not the second.
I don't think this script will have worked - but in a sense that's not the
point. If you click on the snipped url you'll see the fom they use to send
out their spam - it seems such an inviting target

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