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Does anyone recognize this WordPress plugin? Or know how to effectively the pingbacks it spawns?

My blog is getting bombarded by a new kind of pingback spam. The pingbacks are produced by a WordPress plugin that appears to mine the web for links related to blog content, which then triggers a pingback notification. Can anyone help me identify the plugin, so I can possibly work to block the pingbacks? [more inside]
posted by arielmeadow on Aug 20, 2009 - 2 answers

Reinstalling Wordpress to Dump Spam Comments?

WordpressFilter: Haven't blogged in about three months, and am considering a return at the same URL, but don't want to inherit all my old spam comments. Would deleting the Wordpress installation at that address then re-installing it essentially reset the spam, allowing me to better control it this time? FWIW, I've been using Akismet, etc., to monitor and catch most spam but would like as clean a slate as possible.
posted by sjuhawk31 on Nov 4, 2008 - 6 answers

What is a comment spammers modus operandi?

Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster. -- Sun Tzu I get a lot of blog spam on my website and it got me thinking; if I am to fight it more effectively I need to learn more about it. How is it actually sent, what software or scripts do people use, and where do these people hang out on the Internet? [more inside]
posted by maxpower on Sep 20, 2006 - 4 answers

Blog comment spam puzzler

I am getting some odd blog comment spam. Does anyone know what this is about? [more inside]
posted by madamjujujive on Jun 29, 2006 - 23 answers

Stopping the blog spammers

I want to start a Wikipedia page featuring the domains of blog spammers. Does one already exist?
posted by bamassippi on Jun 27, 2006 - 12 answers

interweb rss aggregated spam for the sake of what?

What is the point of non-advertising-based RSS aggregator bot blogs? [more inside]
posted by analogue on Mar 16, 2006 - 2 answers

Fighting WordPress spam

Best spam-fighting solutions for WordPress? [more inside]
posted by Robot Johnny on Dec 8, 2005 - 17 answers

Comment spam on my blog?

Comment Spam question. Recently I've been hit with hundreds of comment spams to my weblog (MT 3.0 w/ mt-blacklist). The funny thing is the links aren't to the normal kind of sites. The domain names are randoms letters that don't resolve and the text is usually a person's name. For example the link might be 'Lucille' with the domain of xzxesfseor.com.

Why are the comment spammers doing this? Are they attempting to overwhelm the blacklist systems with nonsense? Any explanations?
posted by Argyle on Dec 29, 2004 - 16 answers

Comment spam in MT blogs

I came home from my two week vacation to find an enormous amount of comment spam on my MT weblog. I've now read this so I guess I know how to stop it from happening again (if I can figure out all the tech stuff), but deleting is turning out to be a nightmare. Is there some easier way to delete this than going into each post and individually deleting the spam comments?
posted by anastasiav on Aug 23, 2004 - 10 answers

Passion of The Christ spam bombardment

Over the last few weeks my journal has been bombarded with spam posts about the Passion of Christ, as have the journals of many of my friends. Does anyone know if this is just some random nutjob, or if it's a co-ordinated 'promotion' of the film by some group? [No More Inside]
posted by twine42 on Feb 25, 2004 - 7 answers

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