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Old 07-26-2010, 03:33 PM   #1
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Comments added to website have "http://Yourwebsite" - is it spam?


On my website/blog I've gotten a couple of comments having what seems to be regular content (name, mail, message), but where the sender website field is set to "http://Yourwebsite". I find it strange that two comments from separate individuals fill the sender website field with this text. Is this possible to find out if these comments are spam or not? Based on the messages alone they don't seem to be, even though it is possible. From what I know the comments code don't enter this value by default.

- kenneho
Old 07-26-2010, 05:33 PM   #2
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Do you have their IP addresses saved?

Often on some Wordpress sites I have to administer I look at the saved IP of comments (where enabled) then google it.
also the same with the comment.

That be the first thing I'd do.
Old 07-27-2010, 11:47 AM   #3
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Thanks. I googled the comments (and IP adresses), and found several other websites with the same comments. So apparently they are just spam.

Thanks for your advice!

- kenneho


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