Comment Spammers and Hits

Because comment spammers don't actually look at my web pages, yesterday we saw a little over 100 unique visitors and over 200 page views to my pages on, but my web server shows 3071 hits. The vast majority is comment spammers directly calling my comment script.

The Movable Type folks recommend changing the name of the comment script in order to prevent these automated attacks. I have to say I agree with them.

Update: I've changed the name of my comment script and rebuilt the site. As a result, if comment spammers want to attack they have to actually look at one of my pages to find the name of the script… then they'll start again.

Josh Poulson

Posted Friday, Jan 21 2005 08:22 AM

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