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Feb. 14th, 2011

05:23 pm - Hadda

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I didn't wanna hafta, but I hadda. I have disabled anonymous comments because I've been getting a lot of spam. Stupid spammers. They ruin everything. I want to kick their computers off a cliff.

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From:painterfox
Date:February 14th, 2011 11:52 pm (UTC)
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I am a Nigerian prince and the ladies love my LARGE PENIS provided through DEBT REDUCTION. For a small transfer fee, I'm willing to PAY A FORTUNE to you.

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From:kinkyturtle
Date:February 15th, 2011 01:33 am (UTC)
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That's not even the kind of spam I've been getting! It's usually stuff like "Thank you for this interesting article, really good information" followed by a link for an mp3 converter or Viagra or Vuitton handbags or something.
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From:nefaria
Date:February 15th, 2011 03:43 am (UTC)
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I've gotten one for Russian brides one for Russian porno prostitutes, I imagine those who fail at the first may succeed at the second.
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From:wolflahti
Date:February 15th, 2011 03:31 am (UTC)
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For some reason beyond the ability my brain too fathom, I've lately been getting a lot of comments - in Cyrillic - to blog entries I made months or even years ago.

By all the sainted devils, why? And who on Earth do they think is going to see them?
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From:patcat
Date:February 15th, 2011 10:54 am (UTC)
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If I remember correctly, LJ was bought out by a Russian company.
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From:vakkotaur
Date:February 15th, 2011 02:16 pm (UTC)
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Search engines, perhaps? That sounds like what KT has been getting, linkspam. They try to latch on to popular posts and hope that enough are in the clear and will remain visible to push their stuff higher in search results.

The idea of using popular posts can have odd results. I get a fair amount of link spam... all screened, and all on a post about misleading marketing. Obviously this is done without regard for content. I think I finally gave up on that post and disallowed anonymous comments -- which means now I get stuff from throwaway LJ accounts instead.

I did some Cyrillic stuff and the occasional content-free no-links post, which I suspect are probes to see if the comments are screened.
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From:thecanuckguy
Date:February 15th, 2011 10:08 pm (UTC)
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Сви ваши ЛивеЈоурнал су припадају нама
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From:athelind
Date:February 15th, 2011 03:59 am (UTC)
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Yea. I had CAPTCHA turned on for all non-friends, and the spammers still get through.


soooooo I just did the same thing.
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From:deckardcanine
Date:February 15th, 2011 02:08 pm (UTC)
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One of the fringe benefits of a little-viewed journal like mine.
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From:thecanuckguy
Date:February 15th, 2011 10:09 pm (UTC)
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Strange they'd target LJ accounts. I mean (no offense, but you're probably not only well aware, but is the whole point) LiveJournal ain't exactly what the cool kids are using, it's so 5 years ago.
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