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Comment Spam

It seems more and more people are having problems with spam in the comments section of their blogs and forums.  Does anyone have any specific incidents of this?  Solutions?

I'm curious if this forum has had any comment spamming problems we haven't really noticed yet and what, if any, prevention is setup for it.

Wade Winningham
Wednesday, January 14, 2004

this forum had it too, check the previous front page for more info.

Blogs on MovableType had a solution, not sure about the other ones..

Prakash S
Wednesday, January 14, 2004

There are some solutions coming up.  Sam Ruby has some interesting ideas, but most people concerned with the problem seem to have settled on either a moderated discussion (all posts are emailed to the blog owerner for approval) or some sort of blacklist (there is a maintained mt-blacklist file/module.

If it can be abused, it wil be.

Wednesday, January 14, 2004

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