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Azure Jane Lunatic (Azz) 🌺 ([personal profile] azurelunatic) wrote in [site community profile] dw_antispam2012-02-22 08:37 am

D: Ewwwww.

One of the current spam campaigns is advertising some pretty sketchy stuff. If you get a comment like that, and believe me, you'll know it if you see it, delete it and be sure to mark it as spam so we can whack those bastards.

Spam overall is up this week -- lately we've been running between 100-300 reports weekly sitewide. I just checked the rolling week stats, and we're just under 400. Keep the reports coming; it's better reported than not.

If you've been hit: first, ugh, I'm sorry. Second, spammers do tend to hammer at a few journals/entries at a time, so if you feel you're being singled out by spammers, you probably are.

Most spam Dreamwidth receives is anonymous. If you have anonymous comments turned on and don't need them on, you can turn them off -- either for the foreseeable future, or for a few days until the spammers try a better target. (Setting: Enable Comments: registered accounts. ) You can set a CAPTCHA for anonymous commenters -- this is not accessibility-friendly, but does deter most spammers. (Setting: Anti-Spam: show CAPTCHA to anonymous commenters: ) You can set anonymous comments to "screened" -- this does not stop spammers from leaving comments, but does stop them from appearing to search engines before you can delete them. (Setting: Comment Screening: Screen anonymous comments before displaying them to others: )

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