Category: spam

Spam user registration solution

One of the problems that drove me away from WordPress to begin with was the number of spam user registrations. It was getting downright insane. To combat that, I thought installing WP-United, and integrating user accounts, might stem the flow if I installed anti-spam measures in phpBB. That didn’t really happen. It just meant that I had to remove these spam accounts from two places now instead of just one, as, even though users should be registering through phpBB in general, they can still register via WordPress as well. So I installed WanGuard to see if that helps.

Let me know in comments if you have any other solutions you’ve tried, or have any experience with WanGuard.

Comment Spam

Today I had my first case of comment spam 🙁 Which isn’t bad, considering how long the blog has been going. Plus, the spam was for vintage computer manuals, and was attached to a post on the Tandy CoCo, so it was just borderline spam. Perhaps someone genuinely thought that the link may have been useful, but they never commented on the post itself. So, if you posted the comment in question, just tie it in with the post itself and I’d let it stand 🙂

From the archives: Spam from Jesus

I may have mentioned this before, but I am somewhat of a digital pack-rat. This holds true for old data just as much as it does for old equipment. So when I was going through a bunch of files on the web server in preparation for a server project over on Minimum Linux, I was pleasantly suprised to discover that I still have all my old blog posts from when I started with Blogger, through my transition to WordPress, and back to Blogger again. So I thought I’d repost some of the gems, such as the following (from November 1, 2004):

Take a look at this spam that I received today. Apparently, Jesus thinks that I need Norton Internet Security 2004. It also appears that Jesus prefers Yahoo! mail over Hotmail. Maybe someone should send Jesus a Gmail invite? But, being the Son of God, shouldn’t he already have one?

spam from Jesus

Take a look at this spam that I received today. Apparently, Jesus thinks that I need Norton Internet Security 2004. It also appears that Jesus prefers Yahoo! mail over Hotmail. Maybe someone should send Jesus a Gmail invite? But, being the Son of God, shouldn’t he already have one?