I hate web spam…

I really hate web spam. Since I used to run [Movable Type](http://www.sixapart.com/movabletype) here, lots of spammers used to hit up /mt/mt-tb.cgi and /mt/mt-comments.cgi to try to auto-spam my blog. I’ve been running [Wordpress](http://www.wordpress.org/) for (checks archives) nearly 3 months now, and I’m still seeing it.

Today, I was checking out my [Mint](http://www.haveamint.com/) statistics, and I noticed I had some really spammy-looking [outclicks](http://code.jalenack.com/archives/outclicks-pepper/) from my [photo gallery](http://www.marius.org/gallery/). Turns out spambots on in “t3h internets” are spamming my comments in there too, so I’ve disabled Gallery comments now.

Sigh. I wish someone would come up with a [TypeKey](http://www.sixapart.com/typekey/)/[LiveID](http://get.live.com/getlive/overview)/[OpenID](http://www.livejournal.com/openid/about.bml) system that actually worked and was well used, so comments could be better managed.

(ed. note: now that I’ve written all that, there’s a lot of links up there. And it looks spammy. How ironic and lovely.)





4 responses to “I hate web spam…”

  1. Kevin Avatar

    Ever since we have been using WordPress, I have had the Akismet spam filtering stuff enabled and it has worked for us. Caught 128 spams so far, no false positives and only 1 missed I think.

  2. marius Avatar

    Hey Kevin –
    Yeah, I’ve got Akismet installed on WP as well…3,844 caught so far, no false positives, and it’s missed 3 or 4. Not bad. I wish Gallery supported Akismet. 🙁

  3. Kevin Avatar

    Well it IS open source… How to join the Gallery Dev Team.

    The amount of spam you get puts our site to shame…. you obviously get more traffic. 🙁

  4. marius Avatar

    Yeah, yeah, Open Source. That assumes I have free time 🙂