Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Dear Blogger or the reason I've switched the comments to moderation

Dear Blogger

I am at my wits end.  My blog keeps getting spammed via the comments.  I have the word verification set up but that is not effective against manual spammers.  I've repeatedly reported these spammers to you but they're like a hydra, cut off one and another takes its place.  And there is no way to send you examples of what they're posting.

The format of the spam comments is always the same.  A user ID in Chinese characters, followed by a nonsensical comment of, maybe, 20 words, followed by a hyperlink.  Click on the hyperlink and you get a porn site.  Here is the latest example:
王妍妮 has left a new comment on your post "Damn volcano":

Knowledge is power...................................
I've cut off the links, so don't bother clicking on them (no point giving them any more publicity).  If you get comments like these, click on the user ID and the Blogger blog that they list there and then click on Report Abuse and follow the instructions.  It doesn't allow you to report what is actually posted on your blog, but it is all you can do.

Anyway, this is why I've changed my comments set up to "moderate comments".

- Pam

1 comment:

Mother of Chaos said...

Ew! Ew, ew, EW! I'm so sorry the spammers have gotten you. And with such...LOVELY...stuff, too.