iPhone Posts Bring Out the Sploggers

Sploggers, you gotta luv ‘em.

You may think it’s funny that I’ve got 3 iPhone posts in a row. Well, it’s an experiment in action.

iPhone Comment Spammers In Action

I noticed that within minutes of my first posting I had several trackback comment spam posts arrive that Akismet caught. So I thought it would be interesting to see what would happen if I posted another iPhone article. Just like clockwork, a few more came in within minutes of the post. I wonder how many will show up for this post? I’ll post a follow-up in a comment.

I’m not a big fan of requiring CAPTCHA for posting comments but I would like to hear from anyone who’s using it in their WordPress blog. Do you think it helps? Does it prevent the occasional false positive that you occasionally get with Akismet? Does it help or hurt site performance? Which CAPTCHA plugin do you use? Any insight into this would be appreciated.

 


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4 Comments »

Comment by jfc
2007-10-30 13:46:04

As expected, 3 attempted splog trackbacks within 5 minutes of posting from “Here’s a quick excerpt” scrappers.

 
Comment by Andra Knowles
2008-03-24 13:06:34

untempled springal annualize konstantin ripen lummy tullibee basipterygial
Tokyo techs slump on U.S. weakness

Irony - noun - incongruity between the actual result of a sequence of events and the normal or expected result

 
Comment by Roxanne Eaton
2008-04-19 00:51:01

Since I use automated comment spamming software with Markoved text I didn’t have a clue that my comment would be hijacked and pointed to someone else’s site. Boy was I stupid! No linkie for me, even if nofollowed. I’m just lucky Frank didn’t Akismet me but I’m sure someone else will.

 
Comment by Judy Online
2008-07-11 03:49:26

There is a weird kind of poetic beauty to the text that some of these people try and leave as comments. I think if e.e. cummings had written while he was drunk, his poetry might have looked very similar to this.

 
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