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Blocking Spammer

  1. canvasandthread
    Member

    I have noticed recently spam on one of my comments, the problem is that when i send it to the spam folder and then delete it, the spammer re posts again within a couple of days. Is there anyway i can stop this person/website?

    The blog I need help with is canvasandthread.wordpress.com.

  2. I have experienced this as well. And, although you have not said so, I will--it's a nuisance.
    But as I understand it, if our blogs are public, we cannot block anyone. This means our only alternatives are (1) to make the blog private so that only people who subscribe to the blog can read it and comment, (2) continue with the inconvenience of simply clearing the spam out. While the latter option is not convenient, unless your situation and the traffic on your blogs produces a ridiculously high number of spam comments [say 25 or more per day], it is more attractive than making your blog private--for viewing by subscription only.
    Oh, and we do have the option to block all comments on posts more than 14 days old.

  3. canvasandthread
    Member

    i didnt know i could block comments on posts more than 14 days days old, thats my only option really so ill try and do that, thanks

  4. Spammers are always trying to find new ways to get their links on our blogs. I do not use the comment blacklist because I am well aware that blocking by IP address is useless. IP addresses have not been unique for a decade. ISPs save money by placing hundreds of us in the same IP block. So using the blacklist for IPs means we may block legitimate commenters. Moreover, spammers can get a new IP in seconds flat and some have dynamic ie. ever changing IPs.

    May advice is stop wasting you time fretting over a single spammer.
    Akismet is a very accurate learning engine. The vast and overwhelming majority of all so-called information on the internet is spam. Over 80% of all so-called comments submitted to .wordpress.com blogs every day are spam. Spam comes in waves. There are human beings who get paid to post spam. There are robotic programs that post spam.

    The worst of all spam containing malware and viruses is not sent to us. It's removed as it could bring down many blogs if opened.

    On the spam that Akismet catches it takes only seconds to click "empty spam" and you don't even have to click "empty spam" if you don't want to. Akismet will maintain comments it has caught for 15 days from the time they were received, and then it will delete the comment automatically.

    If you get spam that slips by Akismet then mark it as spam (do not delete it) and over time Akismet will learn it's spam.

    There is no such thing as eliminating all spam but Akismet works very well. For more information please take the time to read "5 things every blogger should know about spam" on this page Akismet: How it works http://akismet.com/how/

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