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Chinese attack this site

I hate spam. I hate email spam. I hate comment spam. It drives me up the wall. One month we got over 10,000 spam comments on this blog, and it’s rolling in again, this time from IP addresses in China, 800 spams since yesterday.

Want a genuine knock-off NFL jersey, or a Louis Vuitton handbag? Ugg boots? Go no further than the dumpster outside Obama Conspiracy Theories for more than you can shake a stick at.

I suppose I could block the whole country from my site.

13 Responses to Chinese attack this site

  1. avatar
    Reality Check August 13, 2013 at 4:35 pm #

    I am starting t see a lot more spam comments on my blog. Every once in a while a real comment gets flagged for too many links and it may be there for a week before I member to check the ones in the spam cue.

  2. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy August 13, 2013 at 4:46 pm #

    119 Spams just since I wrote the article. I’ve decided to get out the big hammer, and added some IP address blocking to my .htaccess file:

    # Thwart the wily Chinese spammer
    order allow,deny
    deny from 27.159.
    deny from 27.153.
    deny from 110.85.
    deny from 110.86.
    deny from 27.150.
    deny from 27.159.231.68
    deny from 205.164.24.90
    deny from 190.207.13.131
    deny from 120.37.216.179
    allow from all
    #

    At least one of those is from Venezuela.

  3. avatar
    Jim August 13, 2013 at 4:46 pm #

    Doc: “I suppose I could block the whole country from my site.”

    I have a much better suggestion, let’s send all the birthers to China and let them become citizens of China. Maybe then they’ll get an idea of what it is really like to lose their freedoms and not the faux outrage they do so well.

  4. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy August 13, 2013 at 4:48 pm #

    I have found that the many links restriction has no practical value. Akismet will catch anything that will, and you end up getting false positives.

    Reality Check: Every once in a while a real comment gets flagged for too many links

  5. avatar
    Andrew Vrba, PmG August 13, 2013 at 5:33 pm #

    The Chinese are comi-…damn it! Forget to set my alarm. 😉

  6. avatar
    JPotter August 13, 2013 at 5:58 pm #

    Is there a lot of Birther action in China?

    I thought the CCCP and China were rivals …but in OCT they have found a common enemy?

  7. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy August 13, 2013 at 7:55 pm #

    Latest .htaccess:

    order allow,deny
    deny from 27.150.
    deny from 27.159.
    deny from 27.153.
    deny from 76.164.203.82
    deny from 110.85.
    deny from 110.86.
    deny from 110.89.
    deny from 117.26.
    deny from 120.37.216.179
    demy from 190.79.216.45
    deny from 190.207.13.131
    deny from 205.164.24.90
    deny from 222.77.
    allow from all

  8. avatar
    Keith August 13, 2013 at 9:42 pm #

    I’m in vietnam, not China

  9. avatar
    misha marinsky August 13, 2013 at 11:23 pm #

    Keith: I’m in vietnam, not China

    I’m in Philly, not the Pearl.

  10. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy August 13, 2013 at 11:23 pm #

    Any wily spammers there?

    Keith:
    I’m in vietnam, not China

  11. avatar
    Keith August 14, 2013 at 4:01 am #

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    Any wily spammers there?

    Khong.

    But I’m probably wrong.

    I’ll be in Cambodia tomorrow. I’ll ask them about Vietnamese spammers.

  12. avatar
    Hawaii-Born August 15, 2013 at 6:52 pm #

    I just block all of China from accessing my site. I don’t know anyone in China nor would I communicate with them . the signal to noise ratio is so large, that China is a spam haven and that more spammers use their unpatched, not-up-to-date, severely broken, servers than a normal citizen. So too bad.

    In addition to China, I block all of Russia, Romania, the Netherlands, the Ukraine, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Zaire, Vietnam, Malaysia, and India.

  13. avatar
    Kiwiwriter August 19, 2013 at 5:39 pm #

    Doc: Are you sure you’re not being hacked by birthers? Could this be harassment?