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Spam Referrers Redux

  1. I have been following recent discussions re: spam referrers, and also have been sending in lists of offenders as per request by Staff. I know that Staff is addressing the situation, and appreciate their efforts. However, I still have no clear sense of what the process involves. Is it the flick of a switch, a few new lines of code, a massive overhaul, forays into high-tech black holes?Can someone offer up an explanation that the average WPer might understand? It would help me know whether I should remain patient for hours or days or longer while Support Staff work on the issue. Meanwhile, I feel like all I can do is wash my cyber-hands over and over and sigh deeply while the nasty buggers continue.

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

  2. Hello there,
    What Staff has done is create a filtering system.

    Have you read what Mark said this thread? http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/whats-up-with-all-the-spammy-referrers?replies=27

    See also http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/tons-of-hits-from-spam-domain/page/3?replies=25#post-549387

    Staff have asked that we do not post forum threads on this issue but instead contact them directly. Please contact them by using this link. > http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/

  3. Thanks, TT. I've perused the links, but perhaps missed the answer I'm looking for. I'll go back to Staff.

  4. Hi Rachel,
    These threads are indexed by Google and are available to the public at large. Perhaps that is why Staff do not choose to post the specifics of any filtering system they have set up and how it operates -- perhaps not.

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