Simon Willison’s Weblog


4 items tagged “commentspam”


This is the new blog-spam. [...] ’web design company’ takes the highest ranking comment from reddit, and posts it on the site that the original comment is based on. [...] Neat eh? They get to have links on a site that won’t get blog-spam filtered, because the comment is ’relevant’, since the comment originates from a comment thread about the site.

ator_fighting_eagle # 20th June 2008, 6:55 pm


Introducing http:BL (via) Project Honey Pot announce a new blacklist service for blocking comment spammers and e-mail spiders using information from their network of honey pots. # 25th April 2007, 11:39 pm

Stopping spambots with hashes and honeypots. Ned’s analysis of how spambots work, along with some relatively simple tricks that should fool most of them. # 23rd January 2007, 1:39 pm

Social whitelisting with OpenID

A key feature of OpenID is that it provides a globally unique identifier for every user, no matter what site or service they are using on the Web.

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