WEB damn one of my sites is getting hit with spammers all of a sudden

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  1. Pepsi1975

    Pepsi1975 Mod of the Year

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    not pushing traffic to it really, just a site for fun

    wordpress based, with comments allowed but have to be approved by me

    i am getting 15 to 20 emails aday about messages needing approved and they are all spammers :rofl:
     
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    was it featured on digg or reddit recently? check the referrers and see where the traffic is coming from.
     
  3. Pepsi1975

    Pepsi1975 Mod of the Year

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    digg, but that was weeks ago, and it is now getting the spammers

    not really worried about it, since i have to approve them, it is not like i have to worry about them spamming my site, but i found it strange that it is all of a sudden, i expected it after it was digged not now

    and boy does slowevo have sand in his vagina after that little joke
     
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    I get that frequently with one WordPress blog I run. Hopefully going to prevent that from happening on another site I made by using Drupal instead of WP.
     
  5. Pepsi1975

    Pepsi1975 Mod of the Year

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    yeah once i launch the tiger stadium site, i am worried about spammers, especially on my forum
     
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    i may have to try drupal in the future or joomla :dunno:
     
  8. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    drupal looks cool, just installed it the other day to test it out for a new venture
     
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    get your akismet key :o
     
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  11. MaK10

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    yeah, akismet works pretty well, i only have a few get through here and there
     
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    Jesse PSN: iamajesse; XBL: Inhale My Rod; G8 GT crew; Ne OT Supporter

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    Came here to post this.
     
  13. I have been getting hit hard too, and my site only gets on average about 80 uniques a day.
     
  14. 07

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    I use a nice program that I use mostly for Forums. Can one of you give me your WP urls and I will try it ... Lets see if askimet stops it... I haven't really touched blogs with it.
     

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