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Stupid Spammers: To Remove Your Site From Our Comment Spamming Database Instructions

Here’s another test to see how stupid comment spammers think we are:

To remove your site from our database and stop receiving new messages just sent URL of this site to email:

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If you find one of these in your comment spams or comments, what will be your response? Remember, comment spammers are testing you!

If the answer is mark it as comment spam so you will never suffer their idiocy again, give yourself a pat on the back and one thousand points for being the brilliant blogger.

If the answer is click the link to remove your site from their database with the assumption that you will then be comment spam free, put a pointed hat on your head and sit in a corner drooling, and suffer a lifetime ban from blogging because you don’t deserve to live in the blogosphere or online world.

Haven’t we learned enough from email spam to know NEVER REPLY or click any link with instructions in those emails? Comment spam is exactly the same.

So prove we are indeed on an evolutionary path to enlightenment and NEVER click these links. NEVER.

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  1. Posted December 7, 2006 at 11:42 am | Permalink

    The spam has gotten even worse lately. Both in the amount and the level of perversion.
    Is there any way to actually trace down the specific source? I’m thinking of billing them for the server resourses.

  2. Posted December 7, 2006 at 12:34 pm | Permalink

    As most of them seem to be click freuds, I guess you can also ask for a cut of their revenue….

  3. Posted December 7, 2006 at 1:31 pm | Permalink

    If I’m particularly bored, I’ll spend 15 minutes reporting the blogs and websites they are using.

  4. Posted December 7, 2006 at 2:06 pm | Permalink

    It’s so obvious. I seem to get so many princes in countries who want to move trheir money through my account!

  5. Posted December 7, 2006 at 2:41 pm | Permalink

    I feel bad for the less savvy, because I think people do fall for it. It’s like the email spammers that use unsubscribe links to test if an email account is active.

  6. Posted December 7, 2006 at 6:48 pm | Permalink

    Why in the name of God would we even click on something like that? More to the point, why would we waste further time entertaining like that?

  7. Rum
    Posted December 8, 2006 at 11:50 pm | Permalink

    I would like to say that it would be a good idea to have some type of a filter which allows the WordPress to automatically detect and remove URL’s from the comments. This helps keeps the blog neat and clean from spam.

    Just an advice.

  8. Posted December 9, 2006 at 12:23 pm | Permalink

    Removing URLs from comments is stupid. People often want to direct the blogger or another commenter to some information. However, WordPress automatically puts in a nofollow tag to all URLs in comments, so they are worthless to comment spammers on WordPress blogs.

    With this information, it would be very worthwhile for comment spammers to have a way of detecting whether ot not they are spamming on a WordPress blog (easy to do) and bypass it because it just won’t work, especially if the site is using Akismet or other comment spam fighting tools. It’s a waste of their time. Better to concentrate on other blogging platforms which don’t have the great comment spam protection WordPress users have.

  9. Posted December 12, 2006 at 2:04 am | Permalink

    It is unfortunate that while many Internet savvy people know that clicking on links in spam mail will only trigger more spam and inform the spammer that this is a live email, most people who use the Internet are not as savvy… it is a big issue. For one of my accounts, I get like 90 emails a day, and 89 of them are spam. Sometimes, its not easy to sieve out the correct mail, and you just end up deleting important information that you should have received.

    Is there a way out?

  10. Posted December 12, 2006 at 3:19 am | Permalink

    Spam email is a related but different subject. There are many ways of stopping email spam from entering your inbox. As for comment spam, I’m having great luck with the mentioned plugins and programs.

    As for helping to stop people from linking, education is the only answer.

  11. Posted December 25, 2006 at 3:29 am | Permalink

    You think that’s bad? Try anti-antispam spam.

  12. Sam
    Posted December 8, 2007 at 6:27 pm | Permalink

    Wow… I came in from an unrelated search on google. I read the article and want to comment that it is one of the worst pieces of advice I’ve seen in awhile.

    Simple > you email your url to an email address and the spammer removes it for the sake of not getting sued… or be stupid… ignore it and continue to recieve spam from them.

  13. Posted December 8, 2007 at 9:35 pm | Permalink


    I’m not sure I understand. If you email or respond to a spammer, they know your email is valid. The chance of legal action is slim and none. NEVER respond to a spammer. Report them to the proper authorities and mark the spam as spam.

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