Monday, July 5, 2010

More ways to block comment spam

I had just posted the SimonG post and then in the comments on his thread, I saw reference to this page at candygenius.

They seem to indicate that most all (95%) of comment spam comes from a single proxy, and they show a way to block it (using .htaccess taking advantage of Apache's mod_rewrite I believe). Additionally they mention a few plugins for various blog types (which it notes don't resolve the bandwidth issues the way the .htaccess version does).

**Note that as this gets around, it won't work due to spammers changing to other methods/proxies. After reading around a bit more, it looks as if it is already changing.

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