Comment Spam Reduced?

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Spam Before I mention this, I better knock on wood and cross my fingers so as not to jinx it, but I haven’t had any comment spam for several days. In fact, for the past month, the amount of comment spam on my blog has been greatly reduced. Is rel="nofollow" actually working despite the naysayers? Or have I become such a small fry, that I am not worth the extra CPU cycles and bandwidth to graffiti my site?

Not that I’m complaining, mind you. I love it! I doubt it will last for long, but I can enjoy it while the calm lasts. I just hope it isn’t one of those things where by mentioning it, I bring it on myself.

Whatever the reason, I’ll still be working hard to make sure Subtext is resilient to spam.

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  1. Avatar for gary
    gary August 7th, 2005

    porn! porn! porn! girls with horses! free credit cards! porn! sheep!

    Vampire Mexican Wave

    Deadline Sometimes it is not enough to our best; we must do what is required.

    Zero Tolerance Exceptions prove the rule ... and wreck the budget.

  2. Avatar for Haacked
    Haacked August 7th, 2005

    Is that a description of what your 30th birthday is going to be like?


  3. Avatar for (Jack) (Jack) August 7th, 2005

    You should give ReverseDOS from a try. I'm a small traffic site, but I was seeing 5-6 comment spams along with 30-40 trackback/referrer spams everyday before I tried RDOS. Now I'm more or less spam free. I may see one referrer spam every other week, but I just add them to the filter list and their done.

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    gary August 7th, 2005

    I hope so! especially the credit cards part!

  5. Avatar for Scott Williams
    Scott Williams August 7th, 2005

    Installing the no comments after N days in subtext has done wonders on my blog (as well as nofollow). Either that or the three weeks of downtime took me off the spammer radar :).

  6. Avatar for Haacked
    Haacked August 8th, 2005

    Ah, it appears they are back.