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Sambhar Mafia - Cooked To Kill!

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Attack of the spam brigade

Blogger users who are using the default comment option would have seen the spam brigade marching past our blogs in full form. Not sure whether Haloscan users also had to go through this pain. Most of these are from Splogs (Splog = SPam + bLOG). Some of the fellow bloggers turned off anonymous comment so as to ward of these spam comments. I discovered that Blogger users can go to the Comment settings and add a word verification option so that the commenters enter a randomly generated word everytime they post a comment. I have been using this for the past 3 days and the spam comments have stopped.

Mark Cuban of Blog Maverick has even hinted that if Blogger.com continues to have so many splogs, blog search engines might not throw up Blogger based blogs in the searches. Help fight splogs. If you come across a Splog, report here.

7 Comments:

  • this will be of good help, Kaps, since I am distracted a lot by all these comments.. I am deleting one by one, everytime... painful

    By Blogger Ram.C, at 4:40 PM  

  • I don't think this is a problem yet with either Haloscan or Yaccs/RateYourMusic. But a verification system is always good.

    By Blogger thennavan, at 9:08 PM  

  • nobody comments on m blog...so I don't have this problem:)

    By Blogger Mukunth, at 10:02 PM  

  • testing word verification...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:59 PM  

  • @Ram,
    Please install it soon

    @Thennavan,
    Only Blogger users are facing this problem

    @Mukunth,
    How can u say like this?.......I'll visit ur blog soon

    @Anon,
    the testing worked.

    By Blogger Kaps, at 12:44 AM  

  • Hi Kaps,
    I was reading this post and then visited my blog to find my first SPlog... Have to take steps mentioned by u :)

    By Blogger Aravind, at 11:25 AM  

  • Aravind,
    glad 2 know that u have implemented the same.

    By Blogger Kaps, at 1:41 PM  

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