Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Spammers move on to blogs and forums

Joel Spolsky writes:
If you think comment spam is not a big problem, you haven't moderated a discussion group lately... this is the number one priority for spammers these days, since email filters are starting to work pretty well and spamming a lot of discussion groups is perceived as a good way to trick Google into giving a site prominent placement.
I read about spam posting on one or two other sites but didn't think it was a serious problem until now. Actually, just never bothered to ponder over it. Of course, this is more of a problem for popular sites, like Joel's, with a high PageRank. I wonder, if any forum/blogging software already ships with filtering included or at least has a plug-in for this.

update: Comment Spam Manifesto


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