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30 January 2011 @ 04:01 pm
Spam  
I've been getting about a half dozen spam comments on older entries a day over the last few days, so I've had to tighten up my comments settings. It used to be the spam comments were anon, and I had my LJ set to screen anon comments, but this newest wave comes from spammers with LJ accounts. So you may see a captcha appear when you leave a comment. This seemed the happy medium between screening most comments and leaving it open as it has been.
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Ariestessariestess on January 30th, 2011 11:07 pm (UTC)
I always screen non-friends. That way, I can verify before it goes anywhere, and mark as spam if necessary.
Ithithildyn on January 31st, 2011 12:23 am (UTC)
I'm too lazy [g]
Ariestessariestess on January 31st, 2011 03:16 am (UTC)
I initially did it because of A] trolls and B] a former friend/family member who was being a dick...
pat: Finale Adam and Joepat_t on January 30th, 2011 11:10 pm (UTC)
I've gone to friends only some time ago. No spamming, but having a lot of trouble keeping LJ up today.
Ithithildyn on January 31st, 2011 12:24 am (UTC)
I haven't had any trouble with LJ today [knock wood]
Pricetag a.k.a. Mom a.k.a. Margaret: Let's be friends - Eroicamprice on January 31st, 2011 12:19 am (UTC)
All my posts are automatically friends locked. They can't spam what they cannot see.
Ithithildyn on January 31st, 2011 12:23 am (UTC)
I don't want a friends only journal, so adding a captcha to my comments should be a suitable stop gap for now.
Taxicab Messiah: bloodstained - reaperdonna_c_punk on January 31st, 2011 12:44 am (UTC)
Yeah, like a few above, I went FO loooooong ago. Before we had the option for captcha. Even with it available now, I've been FO so long - and talked so much fandom shit I don't want those people finding - I might as well stay FO.
Ithithildyn on January 31st, 2011 12:47 am (UTC)
I'll only go friends only as a very last resort, so hopefully the captcha will throttle down the spam a bit.
Amy R.: Torontobrightknightie on January 31st, 2011 12:46 am (UTC)
I've been having this problem on LJ, too, lately, though just one a day, not six. I haven't yet escalated to CAPTCHA for non-friends, but I'm thinking about it...
Ithithildyn on January 31st, 2011 12:48 am (UTC)
They're always on my fic posts, which is interesting. Started as a few a day and has been increasing.
Black Rook: Gungrachonok on January 31st, 2011 07:35 am (UTC)
Here in our corner of LJ they started automatically screen any comments with links from non-friends, because spam bots are really a problem:(.
tpena19tpena19 on February 2nd, 2011 06:12 pm (UTC)
I've had a few of those as well.