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Grrr! Go away spam bots






A while back I had to stop allowing anonymous comments, because I was getting so much spam (mostly Russian).

Now the little rotters are getting more crafty. I just banned half a dozen spam bots with LJ accounts.
 

Anyone else noticed an upsurge?



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ex_naomi_ja
Feb. 17th, 2012 08:45 pm (UTC)
Yes, definitely! It's very annoying.
jongibbs
Feb. 17th, 2012 10:06 pm (UTC)
I seriously thinking of allocating a place in special hell for spammers, alongside rapists, child molesters and people who talk in theaters.
celestialgldfsh
Feb. 17th, 2012 08:46 pm (UTC)
Yes. I had three hit yesterday alone, and I haven't had any in a few weeks.
jongibbs
Feb. 17th, 2012 10:07 pm (UTC)
I wonder why they bother. They must know they'll get banned.
mtlawson
Feb. 17th, 2012 08:59 pm (UTC)
My spam intake has been a lot lower lately, and I think that's because I haven't been posting as much.
mnfaure
Feb. 17th, 2012 09:08 pm (UTC)
sadly, I haven't noticed the same. I haven't been posting, but I'm being bombarded by spam. :(
jongibbs
Feb. 17th, 2012 10:07 pm (UTC)
They usually go for older posts. I suppose they think folks won't notice.
smeddley
Feb. 17th, 2012 10:41 pm (UTC)
That's what really surprises me - why post on a 2009 entry that no one is ever going to go back and look at?! (In my case, anyway, it always seems to be on a silly "gee, I'm bored today!" post.)

AND! I've gotten several that just say "This was interesting, good job!" and "I look forward to reading more!" (in Russian). What is the point of spam like that?! No links, no advertising, just... useless junk. It's not even a decent attempt at proper spamming!

I turned on the captcha (or however you spell it) but that hasn't even slowed down the anon comments. The only good thing is LJ is pre-marking a lot of these as spam, so they never actually show up to anyone reading an ancient post...
jongibbs
Feb. 18th, 2012 01:07 pm (UTC)
Definitely a bit odd.
snapes_angel
Feb. 17th, 2012 11:15 pm (UTC)
That kind of defeats their intended purpose, though, doesn't it? I mean, spamming = cry for attention )or, if they are in grade school, detention).
mnfaure
Feb. 17th, 2012 09:08 pm (UTC)
I'm having the same problem. :(
jongibbs
Feb. 17th, 2012 10:08 pm (UTC)
:(
dawtheminstrel
Feb. 17th, 2012 09:33 pm (UTC)
I hadn't had any in a while and then had three yesterday, so I assume we're all getting the same barrage.
jongibbs
Feb. 17th, 2012 10:08 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't be surprised.
asakiyume
Feb. 17th, 2012 10:56 pm (UTC)
Yes, I had to delete a bunch, too.
jongibbs
Feb. 18th, 2012 01:07 pm (UTC)
Bleagh
amy34
Feb. 17th, 2012 10:56 pm (UTC)
I'm getting a lot, I'd say 1-4 messages daily. Most of them are on old posts--the same old posts over and over again, for some reason.
wordsrmylife
Feb. 17th, 2012 11:05 pm (UTC)
I have most definitely seen more Canned Luncheon Meat lately. Also in Cyrillic. It's becoming an almost daily issue.
snapes_angel
Feb. 17th, 2012 11:13 pm (UTC)
I don't get that many on LJ, and I report them, which usually has the same effect as banning them. Where I realyl get hit hard with them is on Blogger. One or two, I heavily debated, but when it comes to links to porno and escort sites... Spam filter, non-approval. Huzzah, moderation! Luckily, I don't get much.

Of course, I may have jinxed my good fortune, admitting that.....
jongibbs
Feb. 18th, 2012 01:08 pm (UTC)
I had to disable comments entirely on the blog at FindAWritingGroup.com
snapes_angel
Feb. 18th, 2012 03:04 pm (UTC)
Well, the people who go to WritingGroup.com to look at stuff know where to find you. The people who count, that is (they just come to one of your other journals, like this one).
raisinbottom
Feb. 17th, 2012 11:25 pm (UTC)
Nope, but I only have 14 LJ friends.
jongibbs
Feb. 18th, 2012 01:09 pm (UTC)
Lol, and none of them Russian :)
snapes_angel
Feb. 18th, 2012 03:05 pm (UTC)
Well, I don't believe in "Russian" things along. <,
raisinbottom
Feb. 18th, 2012 08:59 pm (UTC)
I have russian words in my interests !!!
authorwithin
Feb. 18th, 2012 12:03 am (UTC)
Yep. I kept getting spam comments on the same old post so I ended up "editing" the post and taking away the comment option on it. It was fine for a while, but the bots found another post to spam. I closed it to comments too, but today they found another one. =( At least they're old posts so I don't feel bad about closing them to comments. Still, it's a P-A-I-N!!!


I don't read Russian, but I'm sure they're spam. =)


Edited at 2012-02-18 12:04 am (UTC)
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karen_w_newton
Feb. 18th, 2012 01:08 am (UTC)
I had 4 of them, on 3 different posts ranging from 2007 to last year. According to Google, the Russian for spam is "спам."
ladysaotome
Feb. 18th, 2012 06:22 am (UTC)
I just banned one not five minutes ago.
j_cheney
Feb. 18th, 2012 02:33 pm (UTC)
Had 4 yesterday. Quite annoying :(
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musingaloud
Feb. 18th, 2012 09:57 pm (UTC)
I hadn't until today. I just had 3! And I've only had an occasional one before this.
bondo_ba
Feb. 21st, 2012 06:24 pm (UTC)
I find that when I post two or three times in a row, older, popular posts become spam-fodder.
jennygordon
Feb. 29th, 2012 09:16 am (UTC)
Yep - I'm getting loads too. Such a pain!
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