Angry Bear comments section
Apparently Angry Bear comments have been the subject of a spam bombardment, mostly about buying prescription drugs but also sports equipment. I have contacted the Blogger team by e-mail, and have asked other Bears to help keep current comment sections clear so readers can maintain their comments on posts. Sorry for the annoyance. I miss our Askimet filter!
Update: 9:36 AM….maybe the algorithms have caught up to the sources.
Just went into the Dashboard and marked a couple dozen new ones as spam. Which seemed to flush them right off the front page.
Thanks for the clarification – I had been wondering who all these “anonymous” commenters were who kept showing up in Recent comments.
Someday the intertubes will force spammers to pay the freight on their “cough” business model. Don’t laugh so loud, the cellular providers are already looking at this according to a good friend who is a director at a major manufacturer.
it is too bad one cant mark them as spam in follow up emails; but that would only succeed in marking any & all blogger comements…
i have about 5 dozen in my mail trash right now…
fyi, it’s not just AB; even my low traffic blogs are getting hit several times a day…
rjs until Dan and us get it sorted out on our end I would recommend not subscribing to comments but instead checking in from time to time to the blog itself. Because as of now this is totally out of hand with new comments being posted to SOME post often at a rate of one or more per minute. And I have appointments all afternoon and suspect other Bears have other priorities as well.
BTW the contagion has spread from generic ambien to include nude picture spam. AB is on someone’s target list.