Comment Spam Vigilante

The comment spam is really, really pissing me off. I’m happy in that I’ve succeeded in keeping it from showing up on the site, but I still growl every time I log in and find I’ve got 400 pending spam comments to delete. I’ve just coded in my latest grenade in this escalating war: a limit on the number of links per comment. Let me know if any of you legitimate users bump into it. (I don’t think you will.) Is there some way I could show this crap to Google and just, you know, have them remove comment spammers’ links from their index? Because that would rule.

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  1. I actually took my blog down Sunday because I couldn’t stop the spam comments. 🙁 Over a time period of 3 hours I received 8000 comments with links to various gambling sites. I’ve had one or two over the past year or so but Sunday was out of control. I don’t think my site means anything to anyone but me so I don’t see why someone would go through the trouble to do that, crazy.

  2. 8000?! That’s nuts. Did you piss somebody off? Can you rename the script or something?

  3. I’m not sure what I can do to stop it from happening again yet. I’m going to check out the forum for wordpress and see if there are any suggests for combating the problem. I may try turning off commenting on my old post and/or reviewing the comments before they are posted. I don’t think I’ve pissed anyone off and the traffic on my site is light at best so no one would really see the spammers work. So I don’t see why anyone would want to do it accept to be annoying. 🙁

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