Posts tagged with ‘Comment Spam’

Akismet and Jetpack Issues, Stop Spammers and CloudFlare Save the Day

March 19, 2013

My Web Host Penalised Me Yet Helped Speed Up My Site Introduction This site used to be hosted on Site5, in Texas.  I had a shared web host account, about the cheapest there is on Site5 though by no means the cheapest around (I’ve had experience of really cheap hosts….).  It worked alright, site management […]

How WordPress Spam Works

February 23, 2011

WordPress Comment Spam The plague of all blogs is spam, mainly comment spam, by sheer numerical superiority. Q.  Why Do They Do It? A. As a minimum, they do it to open a back-door into your blog that allows the perpetrator to place reverse linkages to another website to increase that website’s visibility in search […]

WordPress Upgrade leads to New Comment Spam Deluge

December 3, 2010

Weird Comment Spam I don’t know if it’s linked, or not, but since the WP upgrade a few days ago I’ve had an extra type of comment spam fall into my spam filters. Thankfully the spam filters worked, but still filled up the “spam comment” area for further perusal. Maybe it’s a plugin?  Whatever. Dodgy […]

Comment Spam Revisited

March 8, 2010

For no reason …other than a try-out and also the current anti-spam plugins miss the odd bit of comment spam, I’ve now switched off TanTanNoodles’ Spam filter and am giving WP-SpamFree another try plus another plugin, AVH.  I’ve left Akismet running regardless. WP-SpamFree This now promises a lot, so it’s worth another shot.  Two years […]

I’ve Been Comment Spammed by Kevin Hoeffer!

December 1, 2009

Yup!  It’s true. Apparently, the only way that PWW et al can now made any headway is by asking inane questions on the very websites that are trying to close them down!!! Comment Spam from Kevin Hoeffer This is the content of a comment added to an old post I made on this website about […]