WordPress comment and trackback spam

I’ve been enduring a storm of comment and trackback spam on my blog the last few days. Some chuckelhead has been trying to post links to his online poker website – it’s almost enough to make me swear off playing texas hold’em. Hundreds of posts have been caught in my moderation stream since I don’t automatically post comments if they have links, and it’s a pain to sort through and delete them all, because they keep coming.

Luckily I have a solution for fighting automated comment spam attacks – I just run a script that moves the comment submission forms to a new, random URL. I do it manually right now, but it looks like I’m going to have to set it up to run on a daily basis. That way I only have to deal with a limited number of automated spams before they are nipped in the bud.

2 Responses to “WordPress comment and trackback spam”

  1. Amber says:

    I’ve said it before and I will say it again: I’m SICK of Texas Hold ‘Em. And this just reinforces my conviction even more.

  2. Poker Game says:

    You cant swear off texas-holdem just cause a bunch of scumballs are bombing you. I have 14 poker sites and 3 blogs……you ought to see the comment spam i get because of the nature of my sites. Anyway you could help me with the script you are talking about? Or possibly a link to find one. I run a legit business by the way and yes…that is my real email address + i subscribed to your blog. I hate spam as much as you do

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