Comment and trackback spam sucks. I have the MT Blacklist plug-in installed and I also force moderation on comments older than 7 days or containing two or more URL’s. Those two things cut way back on the amount of comment spam I get (that which I even see and you never see, that is). The moderation of flagged comments can be a pain sometimes, though; for some reason, it is flagging some for moderation rather than blocking them like I want. Anyway, here’s a good one for those of you plagued by comment spam.
Just now, I was reviewing a list of new comments set aside for moderation. They were all on older entries and they all came from the same IP address: 18.104.22.168. The weirdest thing, though, was they were all advertising Google. That’s a first for me.
i come from best search engine http://www.google.com
The IP address is for francite.com and the spammer’s e-mail addy is google(at)yahoo.nl — how strange is that? I don’t want to link to either and give a comment spammer, even one apparently for Google, any blog press.
I agree Google’s the best, but c’mon! Hey, now…I just realized something as I was going through the MT Blacklist process. If I choose to report these to the MT Blacklist clearinghouse, it defaults to block the URL fragment google.com — that just won’t do.
Anyone else had these comments? Is this a case of a spammer wanting Google to be blacklisted?