Tag Archives: spam

Version 1.12 Of Comment Warning Released

I’ve released version 1.12 of Comment Warning overnight. It only contains a small, non critical, change – it now counts how many comments have been made from each IP address in the Log. Continue reading

New WordPress Plugin To Deter Comment Spam

Late last week, I quietly released my new WordPress plugin, Comment Warning. Over the weekend, I added some extra functionality and it’s now reached the point where I’m ready to announce it to the world. Continue reading

Subscribe To Comments & Protected Wp-admin Folder

Earlier today I received an email from an irate commentator, accusing me of spamming him and threatening to report me. He was receiving emails from my blog, via the Subscribe To Comments plugin, but he thought couldn’t unsubscribe. The cause: my wp-admin folder is password protected.

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Bye Bye DoFollow (The NoFollow Saga)

I implemented a DoFollow plugin back in August 2007 and it served me well for a couple of years, leading to an increase in traffic. However, in May 2009, the level of comment spam on this blog led to me disabling it. This is a consolidation of four posts covering that span.

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Spammed By A Master (Of Making Money Online)

One side-effect of making your blog DoFollow is an increase in traffic. Unfortunately, it also leads to an increase in comment spam – and I’ve recently been spammed by Make Money Online Master. Continue reading

BullGuard – What A Load Of Bull!

In my last post I wrote about comment spam. Today, I’m writing about BullGuard, the anti-virus / spam software. Unfortunately, I’m not writing about BullGuard because of their software – I’m writing about them because one of my relatives lost their money when he tried to renew his subscription. Continue reading

Borderline Spammers Beware – Use KeywordLuv!

This is just a quick post to warn the borderline spammers that leave comments here: If you just leave keywords in the name field, I’ll remove the link! You must use the KeywordLuv syntax: yourname@your keywords. Continue reading

Don’t Let Your CommentLuv Be Stolen Away!

Many WordPress blogs are adopting the CommentLuv plugin, because it gives readers extra incentive to make a comment – it automatically adds a link to the commentator’s latest post at the end of their comment.

This is great for the commentator, for several reasons outlined below. However, some people are not taking full advantage of the benefits. Continue reading

FeedEntryHeader In Action (On A Splog)

As a followup to my announcement of the new FeedEntryHeader plugin, I thought I’d share a screenshot of it in action. Predictably, the announcement post was scraped within minutes of me publishing it. Here is what the output looks like on the splog. Continue reading

WordPress Plugin – Simple Spam Filter Hack Available

Recently RT from Untwisted Vortex threw down a WordPress Plugin Rewrite Challenge, asking whether I’d rewrite the Simple Spam Filter plugin from Joe Tan. RT is a fan of Simple Spam Filter but felt that some additional checks would result in more spam being caught. Continue reading