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Up until today I've allowed commenting in my journal from everyone and have not turned on IP logging or screened comments. Today I've received two comment spams from two different registered users. I banned the users and reported the comments as spam. To prevent more comment spam I will be turning on comment screening for people not already on my friends list and IP logging for all comments. I'll probably turn it off again in a little while in the hope that this is a one-time problem.

What a fucking bore.

ETA: Screening appears not to be working in this journal, although it's working in my free account. I've put in a request to LJ support, but if anyone else has had this problem, help would be welcome.

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kightp
Oct. 2nd, 2006 10:16 pm (UTC)
Comment-spam accounts appear to be on the rise. Anti-egalitarian though it may be, it makes me miss the days when you needed an invite to get an LJ account ...
semperfiona
Oct. 2nd, 2006 10:21 pm (UTC)
I just got one of those comment spams too. The user *looks* like a real user; I wonder if there's LJ-jacking or spoofing going on.
elynne
Oct. 2nd, 2006 10:21 pm (UTC)
... expect more of this to come. We Told Them So, But They Didn't Listen! *feh*
starcat_jewel
Oct. 2nd, 2006 11:01 pm (UTC)
Gee, you wouldn't suppose this could be connected to LJ's new policy on ads, would you?
firecat
Oct. 2nd, 2006 11:31 pm (UTC)
I certainly hope that the fact that I posted a "no" in the discussion about ads and received comment spam the next day is only a coincidence.
kightp
Oct. 3rd, 2006 12:19 am (UTC)
I'd call it coincidence. I last got comment spam (from, yes, a registered user ... who had set up zir journal two days before, evidently for that very purpose) a couple of weeks before the commerce policy was unveiled.
beaq
Oct. 3rd, 2006 01:58 am (UTC)
A spammer is a fucking bore and a boring fuck.

Or something.
(Anonymous)
Oct. 3rd, 2006 04:24 am (UTC)
Hello lotus blossom
It's been a long time since I've seen your face....still beautiful...peace...
nolly
Oct. 3rd, 2006 05:19 am (UTC)
I got two comment-spams Friday, from registered users. One active, one abandoned. This was before the sponsored-communities announcement, and I have not taken part in that discussion, so I don't think there's any connection. I benned those two users, because I assume the accounts are compromised, and I haven't gotten any since.
dancing_star
Oct. 3rd, 2006 07:58 am (UTC)
I admit I haven't dealt with comment spammers, since my journal is friends locked for the most part.

It's also screened comments which I didn't do on purpose, I was messing around with differnt styles and when I was done comments where screened. I've left it that way.

It wouldn't surprize me to find out more people start going friends locked because of the spammer accounts.
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