Spam is increasing

Well, I've disabled comments globally across the site because spam is starting to become a daily thing.

I'll get them reenabled whenever I fix the spam protection to be more robust


I went ahead and pushed my radical UI changes and including extra logging support in comments. Eventually this will be used to build an IP ban list and/or be used for more analysis.

Tags: spam ugh meta
Posted: 9/2/2013 6:17:47 PM

Comment Spam

Well, I guess you know you're getting big when you finally get your first few bits of comment spam. This particular bit of spam appears to have been human generated though (ie, copy and paste into the comment field and such).. This means it will be relatively uncommon because I can delete comments easier than they can post them.

This means that bots so far haven't been able to crack my honey-pot though. If the human spam increases though, I'll end up having to put in some kind of way to slow down spammers. So far comments are still enabled, but if I get much more spam I'll disable them until I get an update to alleviate this problem

Posted: 11/10/2012 9:40:11 PM