The ultimate spam comment

Thursday, September 6th, 2007 at 07:43pm

Ever since I enabled comments I have been using the Akismet Plugin to combat spam which has been remarkably successful:

  • Around 1,000 comments are identified as spam per fortnight.
  • One or two comments are marked for moderation per week, all except one has been handled by clicking the ‘recheck queue for spam’ button.
  • One comment slips through a month that I need to manually remove and mark as spam.

Today the following comment slipped through:

hello , my name is Richard and I know you get a lot of spammy comments , I can help you with this problem . I know a lot of spammers and I will ask them not to post on your site. It will reduce the volume of spam by 30-50% .In return Id like to ask you to put a link to my site on the index page of your site. The link will be small and your visitors will hardly notice it , its just done for higher rankings in search engines. Contact me icq ________ or write me __________ , i will give you my site url and you will give me yours if you are interested. thank you

I was speechless…

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2 Responses to “The ultimate spam comment”

  1. It’s Spam Karma for me–very reliable (although I think it used to be a bit rude to people sometimes). It hasn’t let any nasties through for ages and it vary rarely makes false positives.

    So did you take up that offer? :-)

    Treadly and Me - September 7th, 2007 at 11:15 am

  2. I never considered anything other than Akismet as it is included by default with WordPress. Once I enabled it, it did an excellent job.

    As for the offer … a google search shows that I was only one of many to get it.

    Stephen - September 7th, 2007 at 8:51 pm