I’m still rather amused with my spammers. We are amused. Heh. Royal Wedding reference. Anyways… according to my comments archive, 930 spam comments have been “posted.” None of them have seen the light of day, but 930 attempts have occurred.
This would be annoying if I’d noticed anywhere near that many, but I have several modules loaded into WordPress that prevent most spam (by marking it as such). Occasionally one gets through as far as my moderation page. As I’ve said before, the current policy is that the first comment from any user is moderated. I am presented with a spam every few days to delete. If the spammers were even smart enough to read the article and then make a reasonable comment on it, their nefarious goals might be realized.
At least until I saw the comment (they even arrive on my phone) and deleted it.
But they never get that far.
Note the “more” tag there. It’s my first use of it. You need to click on it to finish reading this post.
I started writing this post somewhat amused by the fact that the most successful spam attempts (I’m putting the ones that come to my attention) have all be posted to my CRIA post. It’s not my most popular post by a long shot (that honor belongs to my Voldemort post), but it is consistently the one that is referenced the spam I delete.
But, as research to this post, I read through a few pages of spam posts using my administrative interface. Curiously, one particular fellow posted about 10 comments without noticing that nary a single one was live on the site. Just as strangely, there was a fair distribution of different posts that were attracting spam comments. The strange part is that I only ever see the spam comments for the CRIA post in the moderation page. What makes them more successful (by my odd definition of success)?
There has been one other comment on my site that was legitimate. It was posted to my Asterisk rant. Heh. I suppose that’s a bit of a plug. Well there’s two little posts tagged for today, so I can get away with that :).