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5oo Ringtones Spams

Comment spam has hit this blog today in a big way. Luckily the spam catcher grabbed it and kept it off the blog, but I still caught it in the moderation queue.
What was the flock of misspelled messages hawking besides a larger manhood and larger breasts?
Ringtones! Tons of ringtone adverts.

Update: I did install Link Right 2 (actually now it’s 3) and we’ll see what’s up.


  1. My blog hosted on ibiblio started getting hit about two weeks ago… now it’s up to about 30 to 40 pieces of spam per day. I’ve got all comments with hyperlinks going into moderation, but still it’s a big distraction. The messages are often pretty nonsensical except that for the ones that seem to incorporate Renaissance-era English literature into their text. I guess the main purpose is just to create new links to boost Google ratings, huh?

  2. I just deleted 40+ pieces of comment spam on my blog. Is the high trust rating of ibiblio on google comming back to bite us in the ass?

    Have ya’ll heard of Bad Behavior. “Bad Behavior is a set of PHP scripts which prevents spambots from accessing your site by analyzing their actual HTTP requests and comparing them to profiles from known spambots. It goes far beyond User-Agent and Referer, however. Bad Behavior is available for several PHP-based software packages, and also can be integrated in seconds into any PHP script.”

    It’s built to work with wordpress and other php script web apps. I’m going to test it out.

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