Friday, April 23, 2010

Attacked by spam

Apparently, some jerk is hell bent on commenting on every post of mine with a buttload of spam. I've turned on approve comments for now.

Don't click any of the links posting in Asian characters in comments. I have no idea what they are. I'm deleting them, but it's going to take a little while to get through them all.


Dominique said...

Yeah, those Asian character links are always a bad idea.

scott g.f.bailey said...

That happened to me too. I have one post that's a year old with 65+ spam comments all of a sudden. So I turned on comment moderation for posts 10+ days old. Seems to work. But what the fuck? Someone needs to release the anti-spam internet virus to devour these people.

The Screaming Guppy said...

It sucks. This dude is hitting new and old posts alike.

But you can fwd them on to to report.

Please stand by! Killing spammer asap!

And agreed. WTF?

Lady Glamis said...

Erin, that happens sometimes, and it's an automated thing.

Scott's right - turn on the comment moderation for older posts. That always helps. Good luck!

Jim Harrington said...

This person hit one of my blogs, also. I pasted the characters into a Chinese to English translator and the text came back as a Chinese proverb. I thought of a saying I would've liked to send him if I knew how. :)

I turned on moderation, and the posts stopped.

Mandy said...

Sorry to hear about your spam problems! I've been hit pretty hard lately too. Jerks.