spam issue

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  • #907192

    The latest spam attack that Akismet has not yet caught up with is all directed at one post on my blog. Is there a way that I can temporarily put that post into holding off-line until Akismet has it figured out? I don’t want to delete it permanently, but I am getting dozens of spam messages every day.

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

    #907319

    timethief
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    There is no such feature. The post is either public, private ot password protected and those are your only choices. If you were self hosting a WordPress.org install it would be common for your to have hundreds of spam comments and even thousands.

    #907326

    Actually, last week Akismet informed that they had deleted my 100,000 spam comment. So I know there are a lot of them.

    I also appreciate that the bots keep coming up with new work-arounds and it takes a while for Akismet to catch up — I was just looking for a way to bridge the gap. I guess that I just sacrifice the post or patiently wait.

    And while I am here, let me offer the thumbs up to Aksimet. I’ve only been blogging for three and a half years — already they have saved me from more than 100,000 “delete” instructions.

    #907328

    timethief
    Member

    Why on earth would you sacrifice a post? Over 805 of all so-called comments submitted to .wordpress.com blogs every day are spam. Akismet catches the spam for you. You quickly scan and “unspam” andy false positives and move on to your blogging.

    #907329

    timethief
    Member

    Edit: “805 ” was meant to be “80%”
    Please read “5 things every blogger should know wbout spam” on this page > http://akismet.com/how/

    #907448

    nubins
    Member

    All of a sudden I am being over run with spam. Is there any reason for this? I am getting 20-30 a day and is there anyway I can stop it. They are all going to two post I have made. SR

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