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This is Getting Out of Hand


This is Getting Out of Hand

Originally uploaded by sogrady.

Since emptying our Junk folder less than two days ago, we’ve received another 25,000 spam comments. It’s getting unmanageable. We’re regularly bleeding dozens of these things into the Good folder now, where that used to be an anomalous event.

I don’t know if WordPress will solve this problem or not, but I can’t see how it would be materially worse. We need to do something because the volume is getting completely out of hand.

Guess I need to fast track a loading of a local instance of WordPress and look at how it handles the MT database import. Maybe on the plane tomorrow.

Categories: Spam.

  • http://www.michaeldolan.com Mike Dolan

    Overview of the spam handling plugins for WP at the link below. I found just the base security for WP plus Akismet do the trick for me. If you need more, just install BB and SK2.

    http://bloghelper.is-there.net/handling-spam-on-wordpress/

  • http://perkypants.org/blog/ Jeff Waugh

    When you switch to WordPress, grab the “Bad Behavior” plugin. See the stats at the very bottom of my blog for # of baddies blocked by BB. :-)

  • http://www.redmonk.com/sogrady stephen o’grady

    Mike & Jeff: yeah, a couple of folks have mentioned BB to me now. that’s looking like a must install; actually, i need to see whether that runs on MU or not.

  • http://www.column2.com Sandy Kemsley

    I find exactly the same problem on my MT blog (my business blog), but my WP blogs are pretty much spam-free. I’ve imported MT to WP, by the way; you know where to find me if you need help. :)

  • http://www.redmonk.com/sogrady stephen o’grady

    i do, thank you Sandy ;)