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The Spam Comes Out At Night

Posted by on Aug 27, 2008

Oddly enough, I think this blog is starting to get more and more popular. Actually, the numbers from Google Analytics say that things are fairly steady, but I’m not buying it. After all, it seems the spam has grown by leaps and bounds.

Things were actually going along pretty well for me as it pertained to spam. I didn’t have much at all, maybe 4 or 5 a week, and life was looking pretty good. Then suddenly, I wrote that post on Compete Rank and the spam came out of the wood works. It’s not the Russians anymore; it’s someone else, seemingly sending it all from one IP address on a consistent basis, and in large numbers; what the hey?

Initially, some of it was making it through the Akismet filter, and I thought that was odd. However, after deleting it a couple of time, Askimet got its act together and is sending it all to the moderation area, so I don’t have to deal with deleting it from my posts. Frankly, I find the relationship between the post, which was not positive, and the spam, interesting, and if I were a conspiracy theorist type of person, I might think I was being deliberately attacked; nah.

So, some “thing” is giving me attention. Reminds me of something my friend Sue said once about not wanting to attract the wrong kind of attention while still wanting to dress nice. I guess I’ll just have to deal with it, but at least I hope this blog is dressed nicely. - Printer Ink, Toner, & More

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“The Spam Comes Out at Night.” Whew, I was just glad you weren’t writing about me as after a dry spell I found myself posting a plethora of tweets on Twitter.
I guess I should have saved up some of the tweets but I’ve been so busy I gotta tweet when I can. And as if that’s not enough, my late father used to call me “Spam,” when he didn’t call me Pam (and my real name is Paula). Oh, well, at that time he used Spam as a term of endearment!

August 27th, 2008 | 1:42 AM
John Dilbeck:

Hi Mitch,

I’m sorry to hear about your increasing spam problems, but I know both of us (and thousands of others) are happy that Askimet does a good job of helping us manage these irritating floods of unwanted comments.

Act on your dream!


August 27th, 2008 | 4:21 AM

Seeing as how all the spam is coming from on IP address, I wonder if you could put a block on it?

One thing that I notice on certain posts is that I get a whole lot of trackbacks from useless blogs whose min intent is to find posts they can link to. As they are of no relevance I just delete them.

Sires last blog post..How To Make A Monthly Income With Your Blog

August 27th, 2008 | 10:07 PM

I’d have to do some serious figuring out to see if I could block IP’s.

As for the other, I get that also; actually wrote a post about it a couple of months ago. And, like you, I just delete them.

August 27th, 2008 | 11:08 PM

Sounds like a plugin may be the go Mitch. I am sure that someone who has come up with the exact same problem has devise a plugin to counteract it.

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August 27th, 2008 | 11:15 PM