You may have noticed that most of the open comments on this website have been closed. The unfortunate part of having a website where people can comment is that it is basically a free way for spammers to advertise. The way it worked is the spammers would use an old entry of mine and fill it with comments which pointed to their site.
*Good Job On That Post!*
And in the body they posted links for diet pills and old white men penis medicine, These inocuous links would in turn raise their ranking on Google. So, last night I realized that they had been using my site as their bitch and had to close all my old comments so they can’t do it again.
This doesn’t mean I don’t want to hear what you want to say about my old posts, but just means my comments may be closed down. You can still e-mail me anytime you like.
One reply on “Cutting off the Spam”
I've found "MT-Blacklist" :http://www.jayallen.org/projects/mt-blacklist/ to be pretty helpful against fighting comment spam for Movable Type. It's not great technology, relying on pattern matching, but it's better than nothing. It's also pretty useful in extricating spam that gets by it, in that, with one click, you can remove all comments from the same IP address.