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October 11, 2003

Weblog Spam and Categories

Lots of spam is arriving in the form of comments on old pages. I am going through them and in the process closing down the comments on all but the last few positings. I wish there was a simplere way of doing that than visiting each individual entry (am I missing something?).

While I am doing it I am also trying to consitently assign categories to each entry, which I have been pretty lacks about until now. So you may see some updates to old posts arrive in your rss feeds.

Posted by Werner Vogels at October 11, 2003 11:28 AM
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Same here - some idiot named "Lolita". I tried IP banning within MT, but cleaning up all the already-submitted stuff is a real pain. Let me know if you come up with something clever! :)

Posted by: Shannon on October 11, 2003 01:30 PM

Hi Werner,

I saw this today and remembered that you had posted an entry about comment spam on MT. Here is a suggestion.

http://www.jayallen.org/journey/2003/09/killing_comment_spam_dead

good luck

Posted by: Aseem Bajaj on November 2, 2003 07:04 PM