Please moderate

This blog has now been up for a good three months and today I received the first spam message. I´ve heard about the concept of spamming through forms but never cared… until today:

[Thingies] Please moderate: "Working with SabreAMF and Flex 3 using class mapping"
Author : auto insurance (IP: ,
E-mail : <a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href=""></a>
URL    : <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href=""></a>
Whois  : <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href=""></a>
2ykl1df-kh7u3ft-tw6q3ff2-0 <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href=""></a>
<a href=<a class="moz-txt-link-rfc2396E" href="">""</a> rel="nofollow">insurance quotes</a>
[url=<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href=""></a>]auto insurance[/url]
[url]<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href=""></a>[/url]
[<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href=""></a> black jack]
"cheap auto insurance":<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href=""></a>
[LINK <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href=""></a>]online poker[/LINK]
[img]<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href=""></a>[/img]

Here´s my dilemma: I could throw in a chapta in order to distinguish between a spamming bot and an enthausistic reader/poster but it greatly reduces the usability. For me personally it’s exactly this reason to decline in a response ’cause I don´t like to create an account for everything.

Furthermore I strongly believe in “security through obscurity”, so let´s see what can be done here.


July 19th, 2008 - Posted in wp anti spam | |

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