Bloggers against comment spam

In: Blogging

10 Nov 2003

Adam Kalsey has issued a Comment Spam Manifesto:

Bloggers will track you down and notify your hosting providers about your activities. We will tell your ISPs what you are using their connections for. We will let the makers of the products you are advertising know of your despicable sales methods. We will hit you where it hurts by attacking your source of income.

The efforts of Jay Allen in coming up with MT-Blacklist are highly commendable. For once, bloggers have a defensive tool against blog spammers. The manifesto, however, propounds that bloggers get on the offensive. Cut comment spammers off at their knees. Report them to their ISP after performing a WHOIS with their IP addresses.

A PageRank of 6 has meant this weblog has been target of a good number of comment spammers. Installing MT-Blacklist has stopped a good number in their tracks. From now, repeated offenders will be reported to your ISP or your affiliate program owner.

3 Responses to Bloggers against comment spam

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Gabriel Mihalache

November 10th, 2003 at 5pm

This is one extra reason why using/building your own blog software is difficult. I’ve built my own site (http://www.individualism.ro/) myself, and I now have to jump through hoops to avoid spammers… really sad.

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rainer

November 25th, 2003 at 12am

did anyone know something like MT-Blacklist for the Graymatter log?

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andrea

February 5th, 2004 at 4pm