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Comment spam

It's happening again - spam comments from sock-puppet accounts to various old entries. Anyone else getting it? (Apart from those whose comments are being replied to.) I'm just deleting the messages and tagging them as spam.

I wondered if last week's attack might be deliberate harassment by someone who disagrees with me politically, but now I think it is just some idiot spammer.



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Oct. 17th, 2008 07:28 am (UTC)
I'm getting them to comments I made in a writer friend's journal. They seem totally stupid so like you I'm just deleting them.
Oct. 17th, 2008 07:42 am (UTC)
Again, I've had a pair this morning on glycon.
Oct. 17th, 2008 07:49 am (UTC)
I've just this minute had one on a comment I made on owlfish's LJ around (from the content) last October or November.

Edit: Actually, make that two years ago, at least.

Edited at 2008-10-17 07:49 am (UTC)
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Oct. 17th, 2008 08:02 am (UTC)
And mine on SFWA.
Oct. 17th, 2008 08:01 am (UTC)
I got one this morning to a comment I made elsewhere long ago. It almost made sense apart from being a nonsequitur, so I went to the journal, which was just a Markov chain of nonsense phrases.
Oct. 17th, 2008 08:07 am (UTC)
I'm thinking it's about time LJ implemented a CAPTCHA scheme, or something similar, for comments from free accounts. Opt-in on the part of the target journal's owner, of course, like comment screening is now.
Oct. 17th, 2008 08:37 am (UTC)
Well that's one comment that makes a lot more sense now. How bizarre though!
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Oct. 17th, 2008 09:01 am (UTC)
You can get the last 10-100 comments for any community at any given time, and I have more than once seen mention of a utility/tool that claims to grab all comments in the manner of a newsfeed. I haven't bothered looking into it myself - the biggest community I mod is pretty much spam-free anyway - but I could see it being useful in cases of persistent trouble. You'd need to give any such utility your log-in details though for it to work, which is not the best idea...
Oct. 17th, 2008 08:51 am (UTC)
Thanks for the warning, I just got one on an entry half a year old. Hope it stays at the one comment like last week, I don't like the idea of my commenters getting mailed with this crap.
Oct. 17th, 2008 08:52 am (UTC)
Same, on interdictor. I know some bloggers who disable comments on old posts for this reason, although I don't know if Livejournal has this feature.

I've reported the ones I've spotted, but there's no automated way to do so.
Oct. 17th, 2008 11:37 am (UTC)
It's odd. In response to one of my comments, there have been two replies from two different LJ accounts with exactly the same text, which almost makes sense.
Oct. 17th, 2008 11:57 am (UTC)
My comment here applies.
Oct. 17th, 2008 01:30 pm (UTC)
Hmm - indeed, I think I shall freeze comments on the relevant posts from both last week and this.
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