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Spam Comment Barrage

Dear Registry Users,

as some of you have certainly noticed, over the weekend a barrage of spam postings has occured, with over a thousand spam comments being posted in close succession. I could not look at all of those individually and when deleting them in bulk, I made a mistake and deleted some legitimate comments, too. Not many have been affected, but of course I am very sorry about this and hope I can ask you to check and, if necessary, re-post. Thank you for understanding!

Regarding the cause of the problem, we are not yet entirely sure, but it may have been trouble with the external spam filter. We are using the free version, which has no SLA and so may have had trouble. To prevent such problems from getting out of hand in the future, we are currently adding some more on-site, manual filtering.

Best Regards,
Ingo

Comments

The Mollom logs show that the module is starting to block the new spam.

spam comment really kills a lots of time. Well, i to faced same situation in one of my forum. but anyhow we have look after that.    

I've just enabled protection of the usernode forms via Mollom.  Most spammers add the spammed URLs to their user pages as well, maybe this will keep them from doing so.

... and right now I've just chased a spammer in real time - every comment it made just stayed for a few momnents until I fed it to Mollom.

This would be a bit more satisfying if there was a way to make Mollom delete the users when marking their messages as spam - or maybe not delete them: keep their user accounts enabled and working, but silently discard all their messages.

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