Sunday, March 28, 2004
An open plea to the good people at Typepad:
I have been getting deluged with Comment Spam. I've read elsewhere that many many other bloggers have also.
There are several ways to combat this:
• Grey listThis is a major problem which needs to be dealt with, and soon. I'm not aware of what Typepad is doing to combat this, but they should do something -- and soon.
Any IP Address which have been "Comment Banned" by 3 or more bloggers gets put onto a "Grey list." Not quite a Blacklist, it a Grey listed IP address precludes that entity from posting more than 1 comment every 3 hours. This is across the entire typepad network. That's right -- only 4 comments per day to all of the typepad blogs. ALL OF THEM.
If a Greylisted IP addresses (including that firm or advertised message) is found to be using different IP addresses to post the same commercial spam, than they all get blacklisted. All of their IP addresses, and any associated accoutrements used to post comment spam -- name, email or web page -- gets blacklisted.
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