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Posts Tagged spam

3 Spam Comments!

I normally login to my admin site to find “Spam: 3,472” comments (or some such other high and random number!!). Confession time. I broke my blog last week whilst doing an upgrade (trying to auto-upgrade post suPHP being activated may have been a mistake) and it forced me to audit my plugins. I’ve always like the idea of Akismet, group filtering etc. However I spotted some of the comments over at the WP-SpamFree plugin page and decided I’d got nothing to lose (other than a lot of time wasted looking at comment spam! Installed earlier in the week and 3 days later I have JUST 3 Spam comments… Elizabeth: The Golden Age psp I’m a happy man – Matt you… Continue reading »

by Keiron on July 11th, 2009 | Wordpress | 1 Comment » |

Absolutely Barking Mad!

The Cutting Edge move I just received some spam from a clearly barking mad chap… Entitled…. “One Wife is Not Enough”…. Does this man not realise how many pairs of shoes such a statement could mean!?!?!? Birthday Girl hd

by Keiron on November 28th, 2008 | Quick Posts | No Comments » |

WorldsWideDomainName.com – Alex Shafts

29/10 Note: This page has been updated. 29/10 Note2: This page has been updated again! Will Alex Shafts please stand up? No, I thought not! There’s a whole tonne of spam doing the rounds today but it really is an all round mess (worse than your usual spam)….. Let me explain. Thousands of people are receiving emails about their domains and the fact that worldswidedomainname.com is partnering with LunarPages, like the email below: Subject: Notice Regarding Your DOMAIN NAME From: “Domain Name Support” Date: Tue, October 28, 2008 5:16 am To: info@worldswidedomainname.com ***************************************** Important Notice Regarding Your Domain Name(s) ***************************************** Dear Webmaster, According to our records you are the ADMINISTRATIVE CONTACT. We would like to inform you we have partnered… Continue reading »

by Keiron on October 28th, 2008 | Personal Diary | 54 Comments » |

Editing Spam

I read an interesting post today by Lorelle at WordPress (now given the article Lorelle wrote that will sound just like spam, but it’s not….. Lorelle makes a really interesting point in her article). The interesting point isn’t about the spam, although she quite rightly points out some of the comment spam that you can look for that you may have let through in a weak moment (drunk, tired, had enough, just shutting down the PC etc.). The interesting point is the fact that rather than just deleting the spam comment, if it adds value to the discussion you might as well keep it – but if you do decide to keep it, remove it’s value: Change the commenter’s name…. Continue reading »

by Keiron on August 13th, 2008 | Blogging & Communities | 3 Comments » |