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Spam Deluge and those accounts

  1. why wont WordPress delete accounts of users that severely spam people? I get about 10-15 spams per day and they are all from 1 or two users.

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

  2. Mine always went to a Spam folder but this weekend have had a huge amount of spam comments making it onto my posts, it's a pain to keep spamming them, is there a fault causing them to come through? Most links are from Facebook profiles, maybe that is causing them to be missed somehow, can WordPress look into this?

  3. While we are on the subject, who doesnt wordpress allow us to block profiles if they are too lazy to block those people themselves.

  4. @thusspokejon
    You are completely off base if you think that has anything whatsoever to do with laziness and blocking.

    IP addresses have not been unique for nigh u0onntyo 15 years now. ISPs place hundreds of us in the same IP block to save money. Some have dynamic IP addresses that chnage continually and anyone can get another IP address and/or a new email address is seconds flat.

    Please be aware that 10-15 spams per day is not a deluge and can barely even be referred as an annoyance, given most successful blogs attract hundreds and even thousands of spam comments daily.

    Over 80% of all comments submitted to WordPress.com blogs every day are spam. The vast and overwhelming majority of "information" on the internet is spam.

    The worst of all spam containing malware and viruses is not sent to us to review. It's removed as it could bring down many blogs if opened on this multiuser blogger platform where our blogs share a common architecture.

    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 and Akismet is handling your spam correctly. Please don't brood about this. 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/

  5. @joehoover76

    Mine always went to a Spam folder but this weekend have had a huge amount of spam comments making it onto my posts ...

    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.

    Spam cannot "make it onto posts" at all if you use comment moderation. http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/discussion-settings/#comment-moderation

  6. You prove my point about wanting to be able to block people timethief. You dont think its an annoyance? Fine, I do. Most of the spam I get is from one person. Why shouldnt I be able to block it? Why cant WP add that feature or do something about it? They apparently have the ability to identify it, so they can surely take the next step or allow a blocking feature in individual emails. Please dont respond to my posts anymore.

  7. Hello again,
    I moderate all comments and click the link on hundreds of spam more than once daily and that is why I consider 10 - 15 spam to be barely annoying. I have blogged for years and I do not choose to become emotional about the same spammer hitting my blog every day. I LOL :D at such attention seeking spammy and trollish behavior. Akismet has 99.78% accuracy rate on my blog and only 126 missed spams since 2007.

    If it's the same IP and the same email address on every spam then you can use comment blacklisting http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/discussion-settings/#comment-blacklist

    > Settings > Discussion > Comment Blacklist

    When a comment contains any of these words in its content, name, URL, e-mail, or IP, it will be marked as spam. One word or IP per line. It will match inside words, so “press” will match “WordPress”.

  8. You moderate all comments? I can see that...you dont have a life. I also noticed that you responded to another posting I made and you were wrong about that one too. I guess you spend all your time just blathering on about statistics and giving bad solutions and links in an attempt tp show strangers how smart you are when in fact you really arent. i suppose its a reaction to your insecurity in knowing that you really arent smart. You certainly dont have an original thought in your head. So with every word, you prove that I want to be able to block someone LIKE YOU especially since I ALREADY ASKED YOU not to respond to my posts and you cant even respect that. Now go away.

  9. thusspokejon, are these hitting your newer, recent posts or the older ones?

    I set comments to close automatically after 10 days and Spam has all but stopped. I still get a few, but no where near as many.

  10. They get dropped in the general spam box

  11. Yes, I know, but they should also be marked as responding to a certain post. Or at least mine do. Look at the right side of the screen in your Spam folder.

  12. They are responding to a posting on a page I created on the blog. I posted it about 9 days ago

  13. @thusspokejon
    If you are focused on solutions then these two are available:
    comment moderation http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/discussion-settings/#comment-moderation
    comment blacklisting http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/discussion-settings/#comment-blacklist

    if your need more information of spam management you can read "5 things every blogger should know about spam" http://akismet.com/how/#gs2

    If you think the spam you receive is in any way special or unique then you can contact Akismet Staff directly http://akismet.com/support/

    Here's one more link for you WordPress.com Forums Code of Conduct

  14. So, if you set Comments to close after 7 days, they should stop, at least on that item. Unless there's some reason you want comments on older pages/posts.

  15. That would require reading the support documentation and taking action indicated in it.

    Other comment settings:
    3. Automatically close comments on articles older than __ days – This setting can be used to have comments closed on articles that are X days old. As an example, if you only want articles to accept comments for 30 days you would check the box and type 30 into the text field. http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/discussion-settings/#other-comment-settings

  16. Thanks woodpecker. I dont get high traffic so I dont mind if people comment later. I just wanted to put this up there to see if WP would respond instead of this idiot Timethief who wont go away. Ironically, I think she created her name as such because she really does waste people's time.

  17. ....and I cant block her.

  18. I just wanted to put this up there to see if WP would respond

    There have been quite a number of threads both here and on the Ideas forum suggesting or requesting more control over who can Like, Follow and/or Comment, but WP has so far no indicated any intention to implement such controls.

  19. Well woodpecker, maybe they will read this thread and see what a pain in the a$$$$ Timethief is and they will understand that its not fair that we have no control over these people who waste our time like she does or spam our blog like others do.

  20. Maybe they will read this thread and note something else.

  21. @thusspokejon there is absolutely no reason for you to attack a fellow forum volunteer in this rude and offensive way. Such conduct is not productive, useful, or pleasant for any of us to read.

    And it is not tolerated in these forums for those reasons.

    If you have a complaint, then post it here. But it is necessary to refrain from personal attacks on fellow bloggers in order to maintain a functional forum. This is one of the best forums I've seen online and part of the reason is that we do speak with respect to each other in order to provide valuable information.

    Because your question was answered, perhaps not the way you liked, I will end this discussion now because it has degenerated to the point of pointless name-calling.

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