Comment spam is the bane of bloggers. That's the reason some have put in verification scrips (where you have to type a series of characters that show up in a graphic) while others use moderated comments (where they go to a queue and then are personally reviewed and approved for posting). But comment spam only affects the big blogs. Or so I thought. Turns out they'll spam smaller blogs like this one.
Some piece of crap at IP Address 188.8.131.52 (belongs to CableOne) left one of those that includes links to a bunch of porn sites. You know, the dreaded "hamster sex" posts.
I've banned that IP Address from posting, so if you use that IP Address and need to post, just drop me an e-mail. We probably have some stuff to talk about anyway.
I did e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. I provided a link to the comment for them to review, and for that reason only have left the comment up. Once they are done, I will delete that comment. I am curious as to how they respond. It would be nice to find out they care about such things.
If anyone has any experience in successfully running down "hamster sex" posts, I'd like to know what else I should have done, or done different. Now that the first one has arrived, the second one will be coming some time.
Someone from CableOne checked out the offending post at 11:07 this morning.
At 8:18 PM, I noticed the offending post is gone. And I didn't delete it. I'm very curious what happened to it. My plan was to delete it once CableOne got back with me. But now it's gone. Probably a simple explanation that I don't understand because I'm simple, too.