The Naked Green

2005.2.3 Thursday

Trackback SPAM

Filed under: Blog Publishing — Mr. Green @ 11.41 am

I’ve pretty much solved the comment SPAM and now I’m getting hit with tons of trackbacks. It’s not that I don’t like poker, but come on!

I have now implemented MtDewVirus’s Trackback and Pingback Moderation plugins. This means that if you trackback, it WILL go into moderation until I approve it. This is annoying and unfortunate, but necessary until I can find something better.

Apparently, much of the trackback SPAM has turned into DOS attacks, so I am also using Burningbird’s Throttle Hack.

MeanDean has a good post about this issue at the Heal Your Church Web Site. It discusses ways to use the .htaccess file to combat the SPAM. That’s something I may look into in more depth later.

Thanks to the WordPress Support Forums for the help on stopping the nasty trackback SPAM!


  1. I hear you about the TB spam. There are nights when I get to work and find 100 emails informing me of new TB, but using the plugins, at least they go into moderation.

    Comment by MtDewVirus — 2005.2.3 Thursday @ 12.09 pm

  2. MtDewVirus,

    Thankfully I don’t have that kind of spam volume to deal with. I can’t imagine having to moderate 100 trackbacks on a regular basis. Good luck!

    Comment by Mr. Green — 2005.2.3 Thursday @ 1.52 pm

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