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by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2008/01/14 10:01 -05:00, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2008/01/14/7104170.aspx

Just a little update on the spam situation here at SiaO.

I am overriding the default site spam scores with the score for flagging comments for moderation at 5 and the score for automatically deleting comments suspected to be spam at 12. These two settings lead to probably a 12-15 possible spam comments/pingbacks to review (with about a 1% overall false positive rate) and between approximately 2450 and 5050 comments flagged as spam (after a one week review period of every single one of them, I have stopped reviewing those flagged as actual spam with the solitary exception of trackbacks I know of because they come from other posts of mine).

Currently most pingback splog spam is filtered out, except for a few core splog crap sites that for now I simply delete by hand when I see them.

As of midnight (seven hours and one minute before this blog went live), the active filtered spam count was 3587, with approximately 64% single word comments with links to spam sites and 36% with links within the comment text as well.

Initial investigation, attempting to categorize the nature of the spam (pornography vs. male enhancement vs. female enhancement vs. erectile dysfunction pharmaceuticals vs.other pharmaceuticals vs. Rolexes vs. other random crap and so on was abandoned due to moral despair.

With my upcoming trip I guess what will suffer most is:

So sorry in advance for the troubles there. Though with as much spam being caught, I think readers are able to avoid the bulk of the real worries (if it bothers you, consider registering on the site!).


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# Samanatha on 20 May 2008 10:54 AM:

Hey What up

# Michael S. Kaplan on 20 May 2008 11:24 AM:

Sam, is that you? Whassup with the capital letters?

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2008/01/21 YASSU (Yet another SIAO spam update)

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