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Public Service Announcement of sorts

Has anyone else gotten spammed a lot on their Livejournal entries lately?

I used to keep my comment settings pretty open. Then I started getting anonymous spam, so I set it to show captchas to anonymous commenters. This solved the problem for some time.

Then the anonymous spammers either figured out a way around the captcha, or hired extra staff to actually type out the wretched things.

So, I screened anonymous commenters. Still meant I had to go delete spam occasionally, but not all that big a deal because there wasn't much of it.

THEN the spammers started to actually make a Livejournal account and spam from there. Fine. Now I have to screen anyone who isn't actually on my friends list.

So, if you're someone wanting to comment on one of my posts, I apologize for the hoops, but I don't want to be overrun with spam comments, and if you're not a spammer I'll unscreen you ASAP.

And if you know a better way around these spammy bastards, PLEASE let me know.


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Mar. 8th, 2011 02:26 am (UTC)
I went "friends only" for almost all of my entries. This setting will only let friends comment on my posts. Sure, people who aren't my friends won't see anything except the few posts regarding high day recaps that a make a year, but I post a lot of personal things here anyway.

Good luck!
Mar. 21st, 2011 06:24 pm (UTC)
Yes. That "how to pronounce Anglo-Saxon" post stuck at the top of my LJ, especially. I always click the box to report the comment as spam as I delete it, but since the obscene links are always Russian it's confirmed what I thought was a small-minded suspicion about LJ going from the awful people at Six-Apart to the unknown Russian people. I don't think they really give a hoot about spam, at least Russian spam.

I minimize friends-only posting, so I don't really have any advice. But it's definitely got much worse recently and it is annoying after a while.

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