Today is my last day at work at Vinivi. Kind of I have completed everything I had to do albeit I took more time I normally would have done these “things”. Just approved 2 comments and I thought, “lets see the stats for the number of spam comments blocked”.
21,257 Spam Comments Blocked
What are your current spam count?
A definition of spam from Wikipedia.
Spam is the abuse of electronic messaging systems (including most broadcast media, digital delivery systems) to send unsolicited bulk messages indiscriminately. While the most widely recognized form of spam is e-mail spam, the term is applied to similar abuses in other media: instant messaging spam, Usenet newsgroup spam, Web search engine spam, spam in blogs, wiki spam, online classified ads spam, mobile phone messaging spam, Internet forum spam, junk fax transmissions, social networking spam, and file sharing network spam.
An example of a Spam Comment as outlined by the SecuriTeam Blog
Your topic %TITLE% was interesting when I found it on %DAY% searching for %KEYWORD%. Thanks, %URL%…
Some Links of Interest:
- What is Comment Spam
- Preventing Comment Spam (From Google)
- How to Stop Comment Spam
- Comment Spam (Six Apart)
You might also be interested in Protecting yourself against Plagiarism.
Note: This is in no way material to protect yourself against comment spam.