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Evil comment scipt at work?

Andreas Bucher-Mack plus   July 29, 2008, 07:12 PM

http://www.23hq.com/guan/photo/3322884
http://www.23hq.com/hakan/photo/3320955

are poisoned by comments like this:

曾道人免费⑩码为彩民大透密http://... 29. Juli 2008, 18:57
曾道人免费⑩码为彩民大透密http://...
曾道人免费⑩码为彩民大透密http://...
曾道人免费⑩码为彩民大透密http://...
曾道人免费⑩码为彩民大透密http://...
曾道人免费⑩码为彩民大透密http://...
曾道人免费⑩码为彩民大透密http://...

Or what is happening. The page view was very slow.

 
janfri   July 29, 2008, 08:07 PM

DOS-attack? The whole site is very slow today. :-(

 
Steffen Tiedemann Christensen Team 23   July 30, 2008, 06:38 AM

Hi guys,

I've upped the our Spam Alert to Orange -- this means that such comments should be caught nicely in spam filters. Please let us know if you see any more of them.

Cheers,
Steffen

 
clvrmnky   July 30, 2008, 01:35 PM

A good rule-of-thumb: more than three links is probably spam!

 
nath   August 10, 2008, 06:20 AM

Again some script at work. Username 90161.

 
Philipp Mertens   August 10, 2008, 07:30 AM

and another one: kkk118

 
Corax   August 10, 2008, 02:40 PM

kkk118/90161 spam still coming through.

 
Steffen Tiedemann Christensen Team 23   August 10, 2008, 02:55 PM

Just now? On a recent photo?

I fully agree that these are spam comments, but they're not added by script. This makes it fairly tricky to handle the comments in any meaningful way: We want people to be able to post comments and we want them to be able to include links. I would have hoped that Akismet had a handle on these kinds of comments, but apparently not...

 
Corax   August 10, 2008, 03:33 PM

Yep, I had comments on three images just now.

 
dhania   August 11, 2008, 09:53 AM

the kk118 guy just spammed again on one of my pics and I hit the spam button . must have been third time by now.

btw, "great" as a comment is flagged as spam too...

 
Steffen Tiedemann Christensen Team 23   August 11, 2008, 10:44 AM

Yeah, I know -- we're switching away from Akismet later today to see of this causes an improvement. Along with some other measure against spammers.

 
Corax   August 11, 2008, 04:01 PM

Thanks for banning kkk118. Only now he continues without an account: http://www.23hq.com/Corax/photo/3361511

 
Steffen Tiedemann Christensen Team 23   August 11, 2008, 04:06 PM

We just changed our spam detection engine a few minutes ago. Hopefully, this solves some of the problem. Apart from this we are working on additional ways to combat comment spam. Hopefully, they'll be active by tomorrow.

Until then, be sure to mark the comment as spam.

 
Andreas Johannsen   August 11, 2008, 09:16 PM

Swift, dedicated action. 23 rulez.

 
nanna munnecke barlby   August 18, 2008, 08:50 PM

Har lige fået samme spam på billede postet idag
kh nanna

 
Steffen Tiedemann Christensen Team 23   August 19, 2008, 05:37 AM

Yeah Nanna,

I got a spam comment too.
Luckily the scale was quite limited, with the comment being posted manually and on only a few photos. It doesn't make it any less anoying, but it's virtually impossible to guard against: Since we actually want people to leave comments, leaving comments should be possible ;-)

 
dglp   August 19, 2008, 07:43 AM

I have a kkk118 comment, but where's the 'delete comment' link on my page, as stated below?

If you wish to delete this comment go to http://www.23hq.com/dglp/photo/3382857
and click the 'Delete comment' link.

 
Steffen Tiedemann Christensen Team 23   August 19, 2008, 07:46 AM

Sorry, the link isn't called "delete comment".

Rather you'll see to options: "Delete" and "Spam". If you consider the comment to be spam, click the latter link. This will help improve our spam filtering.

 
dglp   August 19, 2008, 07:47 AM

you can ignore the previous comment. I hadn't logged in.

 
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