TYPEPAD -- About the time that I pulled links to comments off my front page (and shed a half dozen persistent comment spammers), Six Apart started doing clever things to eradicate both comment spam and trackback spam. Typepad now links comment URLs indirectly and that further deflates another reason why spammers use comments sections. Behind the scenes, Six Apart are doing some clever things that result in blocking thousands of spam attempts every day. Leveraged with the 434 IPs (and counting) that I have blocked from commenting here, I feel I'm ahead of the spammers by using Typepad.
- Typepad Blacklists purge comment spam retroactively.
- Six Apart are advising ISPs of spammers. But they won't block the DENIHAN dial-up node that plagues me.
- Comment Notification e-mail messages now contain a link to the comment management page.
- Typepad apply blacklists to trackbacks. That's very helpful.
Typepad -- "Fighting comment/trackback spam"
Glenn Fleishman -- "New form of comment spam"
Irisheyes -- "Comment spam round 4"
Adam Curry -- "Comment spam"