Friday, July 3, 2015

Disqus v. Spam

I too have noticed the ridiculous amount of spam coming through Disqus lately and the various issues with it, so here's the deal thus far:

1.  I've set comments to require approval before anything with links in it get posted.  Necessary evil.

2.  Blogger has essentially locked out anyone but Facebook from doing external comment syncing at this point.  I'm grandfathered in because I set up Disqus back in 2012 when I created this version of the blog, but if I ever delete Disqus then I pretty much lose all the comments forever and I'd have to go with either Google's built-in commenting system or Facebook comments.  So for as troublesome as Disqus has been, there's not many viable alternatives.  

3.  I can't afford to switch back to Wordpress, so don't even ask.  The blog is too popular and server costs would far exceed what I make on it.  

Basically, it's vitally important to keep flagging spam comments as spam when they pop up, because then Disqus will auto-delete them and learn.  I went through the dashboard and found another 40 or so spambots tonight that hadn't been flagged.  If it's spam, click on the little drop-down box on the right side of the comment and Mark As Spam!  It'll notify me and that way I can mass-delete anything from the spambot.  

Hope this helps.

56 comments:

  1. I don't mind the spam bots. I just ignore them.

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  2. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©July 3, 2015 at 8:30 PM

    Spam bots: the reason we can't have nice things.

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  3. *Aloysia Lipscomb*July 3, 2015 at 8:40 PM

    @fgh

    ☯✿✯☯ . You can make a lot of money at part time...✿✿✿on tuesday I got a gorgeous Saab 99 Turbo after having made $9497 this-last/4 weeks and in excess of ten grand this past-month . with-out a doubt this is the best-work I have ever had . I began this 7-months ago and straight away was bringin home more than $72, p/h .

    You Can see more info....

    http://www.MakeWorld/MoneyEarn/himself.com

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  4. Damn. So much for shamelessly self-promoting my book and blog.

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  5. Stranger In The AlpsJuly 3, 2015 at 8:44 PM

    Get your insults toward the spambots in before they get deleted. You have to let them know that $32K a month is just not viable with all the self-employment overhead costs and limited 401k options.

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  6. Don't ever delete the comments. I don't know what my life will mean if I'm no longer a Top Commentator here

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  7. I did it for you, ROCK!July 3, 2015 at 8:54 PM

    Honestly, the links have been getting out of control lately. Like any cute idea we have, we of course over killed and drove it into the ground within a couple days.

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  8. Yeah, I'm actually fine with fewer links.

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  9. Have you given any thought to going back to Wordpress? We did well there.

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  10. Apparently other people can't do the same.

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  11. Oh ok then.


    My habit of never reading past number 2 in a numbered list has foiled me again!

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  12. Is there any way to set it so that people with over, say, 2000 posts (which is pretty much all the regulars by now) can still post links? No spambot is going to stick around that long.

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  13. Yea I dont even notice them much to be honest

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  14. Now now, Scott. Don't cause a fuss. I'll have your spam. I love it! I'm having spam spam spam spam spam baked beans spam spam spam and spam!

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  15. That must make elections easier.

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  16. ✣☯✤✥☯❋ . if you, thought Scott`s posting is surprising...♛♛♛♛ I just paid 24 hookers to rub candy floss on their boobies. They made $4854 this-last/4 weeks and a little over ten thousand last-month . it's realy my favourite perversion I have ever had ✯✯✯✯. I began this 9-months ago and straight away began to bring home at least $81 worth of new VD prescriptions.

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  17. Shelton BenjaminJuly 3, 2015 at 9:15 PM

    Read: Marv replying in .gifs : P

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  18. Ew on the facebook comment option. And get off my lawn.

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  19. Shelton BenjaminJuly 3, 2015 at 9:16 PM

    Buy the shirt!

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  20. Joey Jo-Jo Junior ShabbadooJuly 3, 2015 at 9:17 PM

    I don't know, maybe we shouldn't risk pissing off SKYNET.

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  21. Joey Jo-Jo Junior ShabbadooJuly 3, 2015 at 9:20 PM

    I take umbrage at that, Ranger Ross. In fact, I'm taking ALL the umbrage so there will be none left for YOU, sir!

    : P

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  22. You've helped promote it before, actually, when it came out two years ago. And have linked my blog many times (my wrestling school story and my "If you Liked Daredevil..." posts). Which I thank you very much for.


    Trust me, I'll be hitting you up when my second one comes out this year.

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  23. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZg8E72xXFA

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  24. To anybody that finally wants Dougie banned and won't stop complaining about him until he's finally gone: Scott just gave all of you the heads up to start flagging his comments.

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  25. Hulk Hogan rules, brother.

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  26. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarJuly 3, 2015 at 9:40 PM

    I'll be talking about it when it comes out, too!

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  27. Sticking with Disqus is at least a step up over sticking with Cryptolocker and the Delta search virus like PWInsider.

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  28. That solution only worked because Scotsman was providing me with free webhosting, but the blog started crashing his servers on a regular basis. I would love nothing more than to self-host again, trust me. It's hella-expensive for a site that does traffic like this one, though, and I'd get kicked off any of the "unlimited" solutions within a month.

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  29. This. As much as I love to shill, the people responding with a picture as a response is no longer even remotely cute.

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  30. Jonathan MeisnerJuly 3, 2015 at 10:55 PM

    That should have been Jeep Swenson's name at Uncensored, Unlimited Solution. Wouldn't be any less dumb, but likely less offensive.

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  31. Baked beans are off!

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  32. I DON'T LIKE SPAM!!!

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  33. That's just an Internet conversation thing.

    People respond in photos.

    It probably started with 4chan and bled out.

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  34. Susan_JRichardsonJuly 3, 2015 at 11:15 PM

    BonzaiDBSM

    -> Start Earning 90 dollars every day for working on-line from your home office for few hrs on a daily base... Get regular payment weekly... Everything you need is a pc, connection to the web, as well as some sparetime... ->

    go to tech tab for work detail > <-

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  35. I like Disqus because it updates you when you get responses and Facebook commenting sucks. So yeah, keep with Disqus, despite the spambots.

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  36. phpwebhosting dot com is only $9.99 a month, and they've put up with several terabytes a month worth of traffic from my sites.

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  37. Theberzerker, #1 HUSS CHOMPIONJuly 3, 2015 at 11:39 PM

    But guys, GUYS, I really DID find a way to make $200 a day at home and make your penis grow inches bigger! Goddamnit, listen to me!!!

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  38. I'm listening. Go on.

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  39. Dude $200 a day is barely a living wage =)

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  40. How do you know how many posts you have? I want to be in the regulars stable! *sobs*

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  41. Have you ever thought about doing it as a vbulletin messageboard, with each new mod article just posted as a sticky for the first day of posting?

    Would be much easier to control, and would also allow for the commenters to post threads for chatting about stuff as well...

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  42. Adam "Colorado" CurryJuly 4, 2015 at 3:03 AM

    I don't see any drop-down menu, just a little flag.

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  43. Only $200 a day when I can make tens of thousands helping Nigerian ex-royalty smuggle their millions out of their country? I'll pass.

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  44. Oh god I just looked him up. He's become one of those attention-seekers who just goes on and on about his work-outs.

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  45. vBulletin would be a TON more intensive on the server. Using Disqus all of the server intensive stuff is on the Disqus side.

    Moving to Wordpress.com with a premium account($129 a year) would be the best option if Scott wants to get off Blogger.

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  46. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonJuly 4, 2015 at 9:14 AM

    Welp. no more links to Tessmacher ass gifs.

    Thanks Spambots!

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  47. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonJuly 4, 2015 at 9:19 AM

    I liked how Bayless worked them into BoD RAW as masked wrestlers.

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  48. Adam "Colorado" Curry

    ✦✿❋✿✦ . You Can Just Make a gorgeous Of Money At Free Time...❒❑❒❑. last thursday I got a new Buick since I been making $6498 this last five weeks and a little over $10k last-munth . this is actually the best-work Ive ever done . I actually started five months/ago and practically straight away got me over $77... per/hr .

    You Can see more info....

    http://www.MakeWorld/MoneyEarn/himself.com

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  49. Awesome. I really think, between the title and the picture, it'll be something that'll draw in a lot of new readers. Hopefully. Fingers crossed.

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