Am I the only blogger on weblogs.mozillazine.org who has come under sustained comment-spam flooding this week? There seem to be two main perpetrators: a vaguely literate group who are interested in selling discount cosmetics, sailing boats, shoes, magazine subscriptions and contact lenses, plus various adult products (sounds like a comment-spammer-for-hire) and one Viagra spammer with a much more limited command of English. Together they post between 20 and 80 comments a day.
I can’t implement an IP-address-based block because, according to kerz:
We use a web filtering proxy which caches static pages, but also has the side-effect of causing all apache requests to have the same IP address, which is our proxy’s.
So, in the MT interface, all comments are labelled with the same IP address. :-( I am reduced to monitoring my inbox and using MT’s bulk delete tool on a daily basis. <sigh> I could close comments on all but the newest few posts but a) that seems a bit sad, and b) MT doesn’t provide a bulk tool for it, so I’d have to do each one individually.