Thanks to Evil Spammers, Epolitics.com Comments Temporarily Off

December 21st, 2012

Howdy, Epolitics.com suffered a comment-spam attack today — so many bogus comments were coming in that the server threw a fit and I had to temporarily turn off the ability to comment on posts. Unfortunately, this also means that past, legitimate comments aren’t displaying, which is annoying because comments have really added to the value of a lot of articles on this site.

The hosting company’s switching me to a newer server and I’ll be upgrading the WordPress installation soon, so all of the wisdom you’ve added in the past should be returning. Mystifying all around — in this case, the spam comments were endlessly repetitive lists of links to what appeared to be Chinese-language e-commerce sites. The back-end spam filter caught all of them easily, and you have to wonder what possible value — SEO or otherwise — the sender would get from them. Regardless, they’re annoying, and they’ve forced us to disable the closest thing we have to a community discussion on this site. For now.

Bookmark and Share

Help build e.politics

Make a comment, correct my errors, suggest more tools and tactics, leave a case study, or otherwise make this page a better resource.

Required

Required, hidden

Some HTML allowed:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


Bookmark and Share

Follow Epolitics.com

Follow Epolitics.com on Twitter    Follow Epolitics.com on Facebook     Follow Epolitics.com on Twitter

Email updates (enter address)


SEARCH EPOLITICS.COM


Epolitics.com EBooks

NEW!

Download Winning in 2012 Ebook Download Learning from Obama

Recent Highlights

Epolitics.com Classics

Calendar

December 2012
S M T W T F S
« Nov   Jan »
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031  

Most Recent Posts

home about contact colin delany put e.politics to work