Saturday, January 30, 2010
I've been getting hit periodically with Chinese spam here at SFDB. At first, the word verification seemed to keep them out, but recently they've somehow been able to bypass that and load up several posts with comments. I've heard that Blind Tastes recently had an attack and Superbee was also complaining this week.
For folks using Blogger blogs, the only fail safe way to deal with this vermin is comment moderation. There is no IP banning or blocking that can be activated so don't go crazy looking for that type of thing in Blogger Help. It doesn't exist.
Personally, I like to turn comment moderation on and off to keep them guessing. You can also fine tune moderation so that it's only on older posts. But whatever you do, keep the word verification on. It's the only thing I find that deters the casual spammer and it makes the hardcore guy's life a little more difficult.