Before I turned on comment moderation, these guys would leave comments meant to steal my Google juice (by getting an inbound link). I can still see them visit... the question is
- what should I do next?
- Is there any way to know whether an entire ISP is spammer friendly or legit?
- Does Google Security want to know this info?
Currently I log what I know in my about page like this:
188.8.131.52 of the UKRAINE banned for INTENT TO SPAM on 2010 0114 at 04:41:11 AM PST
Sorry for the delayed response.
Of course I know what whois is. I was prevented from using more than one limk as I was a complete n00b here. I reject the notion that "toasters" are the answer to the problem. (Zittrain says we would never reboot a fridge, and all computers should be more like toasters)
I can see this dude coming from the UKRAINE looking for a place to COMMENT using a special GOOGLE SEARCH: is this the best the ServerFault community can do?
If so, I have my answer: which is DON'T BOTHER ASKING HERE. It seems like the SquareSpace engineers are on top of it, and I have figured out the way around the gatekeeper there. So, this isn't that critical -- merely disappointing. I already logged the issue where everyone can find it, and made some suggestions.
Of course I'm not thinking of doing this for every IP... but I already started moderating comments, so in a way I'm already punishing innocent people because of these spammers. I can still see him/them visit though, and I'm surprised that there are no ideas for how to send a strong deterrent message to a spammer who's on my site in a comment or email form.
Come on, security people, you can do better than that.. Can't you?