Comments: Blog Comment Spam - A New Low and So Bizarre

You may want to change the name of mt-comments and mt-tb to avoid automatic comment spam. I learned about this from "Learning Movable Type" and have not received any comment spam on my blog since making the change.

I personally could not get mt-blacklist to work. I believe it's because I run the default Berkeley database.

The case you mention is interesting and sounds like a disgruntled ex-employee is using the attacks to discredit the company. Level10's explanation seems honest and upfront. My guess is they ticked someone off.

Posted by katie at September 8, 2004 10:08 AM

I've known Tom for a couple years and from what I know of him he's an honest guy. He's got a good shop and I can't imagine he'd spam a site, especially not his or his clients' competitors.

Posted by Jason Dowdell at September 8, 2004 11:15 AM

another possibility is that they've contracted an ad company to advertise for them, and unbeknownst to them, the contractor is spamming on their behalf.

Posted by Justin at September 8, 2004 11:17 AM

I just wanted to say that this is quite feasible that someone is doing a dirty job out there. However, what is the purpose?

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