Uptick in SPAM after posting here?

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Uptick in SPAM after posting here?

Post by Ryan » March 7th, 2012, 3:19 pm

Does anyone else see an uptick in spam after posting in these forums? I don't have a the squiggly-password thing setup for comments but I do have Akismet activated. It's pretty consistent. I post in the forums and get about two dozen spam comments on my site in the next 24 hours. Just wondering.
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Re: Uptick in SPAM after posting here?

Post by HillaryJ » March 13th, 2012, 2:17 pm

Hi Ryan,

I had not noticed that, but I will now look out for it. I'll let you know if I also receive a bump, starting....now. :)
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Re: Uptick in SPAM after posting here?

Post by Collectonian » March 13th, 2012, 9:32 pm

I hadn't thought about it, but of the links in my sig, only one is a blog and since I started posting here, I did start seeing more of those same idiots doing the "essay writing service" spam that they do here. Of course, I have my blog set to full moderation and I don't allow link posting, so mostly they are just wasting their time but it is still annoying.

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Re: Uptick in SPAM after posting here?

Post by Sommer Leigh » March 14th, 2012, 8:24 am

I've never noticed any significant difference. I don't get a lot of spam on my blog and what I do get is caught by AKISMET. As long as AKISMET catches it, I don't really notice how much I get.
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Re: Uptick in SPAM after posting here?

Post by lindsayB3462 » September 3rd, 2012, 5:09 am

what is uptick in spam. I am not familiar with term. Please i will like to know. I do not like spamming or this kind of stuffs. :?:

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