2 Jan 16, 2005 07:56
Sometimes the spammer is kind enough to include their link in the "author url" field, but often times not. Most of them write nonsense with every third or fourth word linked to a url. Often the url is a subdir of a domain, meaning "foobar.blahblah.nnn" then "nonsense.blahblah.nnn" then "garbage.blahblah.nnn". They're easily wiped. Look at the comment (click the edit link for easiest access to the full url they are linking) and say to yourself 'I think I'll just delete and ban and report blahblah.nnn'. Now go to your antispam tab and type in 'blahblah.nnn' and click on "nail this useless mofo to an inverted cross" (though that's not the exact text...). It will find the offending comment(s) and give you the chance to delete and ban and report.
Do it. Delete them and ban them and report them.
Oh and if they happened to be kind enough to include 'blahblah.nnn' in the comment author url field you'll have a ban symbol to facilitate the process. Generally speaking though you'll want to see the most efficent way to ban them, and that will be blahblah.nnn instead of any given subdomain associated with blahblah.nnn.
Personally when I get to ban one I get this really cheap thrill out of it. Like some sort of digital payback, ya know?