Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Japanese spam, HALP ME!

I have never put word verification for comments on this blog. Sure, I've gotten spam from time to time, but never enough that it got too much for me to deal with on an individual basis. However, for the last 3 weeks or so I have been dealing with Japanese spam on this single post every single day. I figured it would die down after a while, but no. It's getting very very annoying.

This is what they look like:

I am a bit confused by the spam because yes, it is in Japanese. Um hello? I doubt any of my readers would be able to read this spam? Plus, there are no links to anything in the comment themselves, and the commenter's name is not a link itself. Argh!!! Can I do anything about it apart from word verification? Any other bloggers dealt with this spam?


  1. I ran into spam on one old post. I went back and disabled comments on it and hide current comments. It wasn't much of a loss since no one had commented anyway. You might be able to disable, delete the current spam, and then edit the post to suggest leaving comments for it in a different post.

  2. @Klepsacovic: OMG you are so smart! And I am so not!

    I did as you suggested, here's hoping it works. Thanks!!!

  3. Comment moderation should be turned on but you take the risk to have no comments at all.