Poker attack

OK It seems I’m being abused by someone who wants to use this web site to advertise some sort of on line gambling. I have had a look and according to my software each of those bogus comments was posted from a different IP address so I can’t just add their host to the list of banned hosts that Greymatter software uses. So Im basically looking for suggestions from you guys about how to make it a bit more tricky for a brainless casino robot to post comments without discouraging bona fide commenters from leaving their thoughts.

Please leave your suggestions as comments on this entry, (unless you are selling on-line gambling 😛 )

7 Comments

  1. Raj Says:

    I’ve had a quick look 😉 and it seems to be spamming links to xxx.gsm-plus.net.

    gsm-plus.net seems down – maybe it’s intended to be a Denial of Service attack on that server.

    Anyway (this is messy) is it possible to filter any new blog comments for keywords eg. "gsm-plus.net" and either bin or replace any web-references with white-space.

    This obviously only works for spam pointing to these servers, I don’t know if there is anything generic you can do 🙁

  2. Raj Says:

    Ok here is a Wiki comment about this issue :

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog_spam

  3. Raj Says:

    Ok a blog spam database (Might not work with greymatter tho)

    http://www.markcarey.com/spamdb/

    Sorry for the mutiple posts … does that count as blog spam :satisfied:

  4. Chris Says:

    Spambots are rife on the comments sections of unprotected Blogs. I’ve seen a couple of the blogs I read get riddled with this crap.

    Presumably Grey Matter have a patch for this which you should install sharpish (or disable comments).

    …Just what the world needs, eh?

    😛

  5. Mark Says:

    Raj, thanks for all that research. I learned a lot today, not least about captchas.

    I’ve downloaded a new version of the relevant perl script from the greymatter site. It has a ‘throttle’ to prevent too many comments in a short time, and a content check too.

    All I need to do is install it at Bitterjug.com…

    Except that its the same file that I hacked to add the recent comments list feature :doze:. So I’ll need to **patch** it before I upload. :confused:

  6. Drew Says:

    As of yesterday m is now a brit
    and I hand a quick coffee with someone on tuesday 🙂

    La santa swing starts today, I sooo wish I was there
    help….need sunshine
    Smiles
    Drew

  7. Mark Says:

    Congratulaions Tigger, on your new citizenship.

    I also wish I was at La Santa, with Mad Rena and with Carla and Kevin. Its sunny here, Drew, when are you and M coming to visit?

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