Like practically everybody else in the blogsphere at the moment, I’m suffering quite a bit of comment spam: I had to block my first IP address yesterday – and now I’m blocking the following 7 IP addresses:
What sort of spam have I been getting? Well, 126.96.36.199 from “klaus” was a Cheap Viagra, Vicodin, Xanax, Prescription Drugs, and Penis Enlargement Pills spam and 188.8.131.52 from “Alex Dolbayov” was for “Great Site Folks! I have another [?] big t-ts site for you which is really the #1 big t-ts site” (and that’s after I’ve implemented Neil’s change the comment cgi-bin script filename patch type thing) and all the rest were over a variety of posts advertising the same pedo orientated porn site which a number of others have been unfortunately hit with.
Patches I’m going to try include URLs including zipcode are prohibited, Avoid Comment Spam, Comment Spam Quick Fix and I’m certainly going to try Jay Allen’s MT-BlackList once it’s released (I’ve in fact had an email from Kadyellebee of MT-Plugins to let me that it’ll be included in the MT Plugins Manager as soon as it’s released!)
Expect a few minor things to change around here once it’s all been implemented (oh, I’ve also installed the Trickle thingy so I can schedule “future blog entries”).