Comment spam

I had way too much comment spam, so I added a bunch of comment plugins to defeat the spam. They all seemed to work for a while, although I thought there may have been a drop in comments, but just shrugged it off to an overactive imagination.

Unfortunately, one of them (as I discovered yesterday), was causing some posts to be rejected (and the poster’s browser to be redirected). It was called “ThreeStrikesSpam”, and it was sending people to for whatever reason.

Anyway, I have uninstalled the plugin. I have a few others still installed to (hopefully) weed out the spammers. I apologize for some of you missing out on commenting. If a comment doesn’t go through, please let me know and I’ll try to get it to work for you.


8 Responses to “Comment spam”

  1. Kreg Steppe says:

    Test, Test…1.2.3. I have been getting all kinds of Comment Spam on my blog. I turn on moderation, and have it email me when there are comments. It is dirty, and annoying.

  2. looking at the source, the default redirect site is So apparently I was tripping over 3.

    From the tests it does, looks like something said my IP should be banned. heh

  3. Garrett says:

    Yeah, I would get a few hundred a day. It was totally annoying, thus why I opted for some plugins. The ones I have now (Kitten’s Spam Words and Spammer Tar Pit) seem to work great, and work great together.

  4. Kreg Steppe says:

    Let me guess you get like: Texas Holdem Poker and stuff like that.

  5. Bingo! That’s exactly it. The deluge of Texas Holdem Poker was absolutely horrible.

  6. I’m not sure why… I had only two IPs listed, and I know for a fact each was from a Texas Holdem Poker comment spam.

  7. Brian J. Woods says:

    I think you should take a look at this. Maybe this should help as well?

  8. I too had lots of problems with Texas Hold’em Poker comment spam. But after I installed Spam Stopgap( have not had any SPAM from comming through.