Vincent Safuto’s Weblog

Notes and observations

Comment spam is latest scourge to endure

Several months ago, I began to notice that while only a few people commented on my writings here, there were plenty of “comments” showing up and being caught in the spam filter.

The fact that there even exists a spam filter is an indication of a problem, and I’m sure I’m not the only one who has periodically had to plow through comments and clean out the spam filter. What concerns me now is that the spam comments are passing through the filter. Today, I got an email message asking me to moderate an obvious spam comment.

Soon, more may find their way through.

Here’s the comment:

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Spam comments that have landed in the filter today are:

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If anyone knows what’s going on with these comments, please enlighten me.

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May 30, 2012 - Posted by | Life lessons, Living in the modern age | , , ,

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