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I do not know if you have experienced it yet, but I had a wave of 65 spam comments hit my blog on Sunday within a 8 hour period. These internet spammers find a blog, and post a comment on a lot of old posts you have, and leave a link.
The comments are usually a mess of mixed up letters, mis-spelled words, nonsense or non-sequitor comments and often include a link. I have gotten these comments more frequently on my Wordpress blogs, but yesterday was the first time I had my AR blog hit with such garbage.
I thought it might be useful to pass along some easy features on Active Rain to combat this. All you have to do is go to your main page and look at the comments that were left, and when you see these spam comments click on the little box next to it and selectively delete these. Don't worry about it impacting your points, from what I can tell these outside spam comments do not increase or decrease your points.
The links these idiots leave on your comments usually include links. I do not recommend clicking on them, as they could install viruses on your computer, or spyware, or show you nasty images you do not want to see. So just delete them, and ruin their game.
You can also go back through older posts and edit them to disable commenting, if you have a particular post they keep hitting. My current blog has over 400 postings, as it is 2 years old, so this is a little impractical to do as this time, so deleting works fine for me.
Wordpress has a feature that allows you to set you blog up to disable commenting after a certain amount of days, which is a nice feature AR should probably consider adding in the future.
Anyway, I thought I would pass along this data. I am sure others on AR can also add to this and provide additional tips to combat these idiots.
Also, to you spammers that come across this blog, do not waste your time. It took me all of 30 seconds to delete all 65 of your comments. Go get a job, and stop clogging the internet with your garbage games.
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